Radio is No Turkey

ThanksgivingThis year Thanksgiving is a pretty special time for us here at C. Crane. This is the first time that we will be off on Black Friday so that we can do what we love which is spending time with our families.

Something else that we love is listening to Art Bell. This year on KABC Los Angeles News Talk, Art Bell will be presenting “An Art Bell Out-Of-This-World Thanksgiving Special” on Thursday, November 26th from 9:00am to 9:00pm Pacific Time. “This 12-hour special features programs hand-picked by Bell, who says, ‘We are thrilled to be back on the great 790 KABC, where we had great success. My loyal fans will love that I’m personally hand picking the best 12 hours of out-of-this-world radio.’ “  You can listen to this special Art Bell program by tuning into KABC on 790AM or on tunein.

Football also plays an important role in many homes on Thanksgiving Day. Games play almost all day long featuring coverage of NFL and even College ball. I’ve personally heard people say, “Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a football game playing throughout the house”. Radio can have even more sports coverage than your television program, with highlights and play-by-plays from local hosts and announcers. Here’s a link to the NFL TV schedule since there are many licensing broadcast rights issues, you’ll want to check with your local radio station to see what’s being broadcast.

You can guarantee there will be at least one radio station that covers the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well; a New York City Tradition since 1942. The announcement of the Santa Claus float at the end is an unofficial sign that Christmas is here. Do you hear the ringing of sleigh bells?

Whether you plan on falling into a food coma, arguing with loved ones about what is better dark or white meat or if you plan on listening to paranormal phenomenon Art Bell, the C. Crane family wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Inspired and Grateful


We were so inspired by REI’s bold stand to pay their employees to take the day after Thanksgiving off that we decided to back them up and follow suit. This is the first time since being in business that we will be closed on this day.

On top of that the Save the Redwoods league is sponsoring free admission to 49 California redwood state parks, which for us is a big deal because we’re right smack in the middle of many of them. We’ve heard there are several other states and businesses that are following suit as well.

Thanksgiving is a great American tradition,” President and CEO of Save the Redwoods League Sam Hodder said in a statement. “This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to make it even better. We are starting a new tradition for Black Friday. We invite everyone to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.”

Our website, ordering and catalog request services will be open during this time, but we will not have regular customer service or tech support until Monday the 30th.  We plan to take this time to reflect on everything we have to be thankful for and to create new experiences to be thankful for and we hope you do too.

The Big C. Crane Move

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Photo by Mary Bullwinkel

C. Crane’s big move to our new building has been a very memorable experience. Last Friday, October 30th, we celebrated our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony along with a big Halloween themed shindig for members from the Fortuna Community. Below is a wonderful article published by Talkers writer, Michael Harrison, as well as a few pictures taken from the event.

C. Crane’s Impressive New Building.

The family-owned-and-operated C. Crane company has been in business since it was founded at the Crane family’s kitchen table in 1983 selling AM antennas for the love of talk radio. Pictured, you see the staff of the AM/FM radio and accessories vendor posing during the ribbon-cutting outside C. Crane’s newly remodeled 14,000 square foot facility.  Local dignitaries and employees decided they might as well celebrate Halloween at the same since a big move like this is kind of scary.  Company founder Bob Crane says the new digs provide improved efficiency and better access for customers to the new showroom.  He says, “Our ability to design and manufacture new proprietary radio products has dramatically accelerated with the new facility.”

Read the Talkers article here:

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