|I find it especially annoying because I have been unable to locate a way to purchase the CDs featuring two of the songs, so Highlander Radio is my only source of being able to hear them.|
If you can, find out how those two songs are protected. If they're protected by a Creative Commons license (much of the celtic music is) duplication for non-commercial usage is legal. If that's the case, there are ways to grab streaming audio. Do a web search.
On the other hand, if the songs are protected by a normal commercial copyright, that would be very illegal and I would never advocate anything of the kind.
|I don't know whether it's something that affects paid listeners or not (as I doubt many would tolerate it), but it's been a constant issue that I've faced. Ironically, it's what keeps me from getting a paid Live365 account that would eliminate part of the problem (suddenly being blocked out as a free listener or just having to hear the ads so often from the connection failing) because I don't want to pay for such poor reliability.|
There are ways around their ads, too.
I haven't heard one in over a year. (it's my computer. I have a right to refuse any data that is sent to me)
I have two modes: wiseass and dumbass. Mode is determined by current blood alcohol level.
Drinking is a sport. In order to be competitive, you must practice on a regular basis. Although you can practice alone, it is much more fun to practice with friends. If you're out of shape and practice too hard, you will regret it the next day.
Life is a disease. It is sexually transmitted and always terminal.