C. Crane started in 1983 selling AM antennas. After starting to gain momentum selling mostly antennas and radio accessories, we received our first real technological challenge when customers starting asking for recommendations on the best radio. It was pretty easy to select the Sangean 803A as the first radio we offered to our customers. Tuning was precise and voice audio was sharper and more legible than most other radios on the market. With the Select-A-Tenna that we sold, it turned into one of the best radios made for reception. It was a little complex to use as a regular daily radio but it met many customer’s needs. We also carried the GE Super Radio which was much easier to use but lacked some of the functionality customer’s wanted and supply was erratic. It seemed that there wasn’t a good blend of features, performance and ease of use.
In the background we went about acquiring and testing just about every popular radio made at the time. It turns out that most radios are tuned for music and FM. There are many that have too much bass or filtering which distorts the human voice for talk radio and even voices found in music tracks. It turned out nobody was making a radio that made voices sound realistic and very few had good reception. If they did, they were so complicated that you needed a PhD just to turn it on or they were so expensive you needed a small loan to pay for it. It took 10 years to convince a manufacturer to help us make the radio we knew our customers needed and wanted. Something that had some of the most desired functionality (memory presets, clock, alarm), audio tuned for voice, excellent reception and wasn’t too difficult to use.
We started the CCRadio by selecting a speaker and an amplifier designed to react well with voice frequencies. Trying to make a sensitive radio that picked up weak stations was the real challenge. The new solid state chips generated their own static noise that masked the weak signal so that is all you heard. It took months to reduce the noise and make the radio quiet so a weak station was above the noise level. The original CCRadio was introduced in July of 1998 and we haven’t looked back. Grandma Faye gave the best compliment; “You can hear the voices with this radio”. It’s gone through a few different iterations based on customer feedback and changes in technology but the idea behind it remains and it continues to be one of the most popular radios we offer. Models based on our design are still popular worldwide. It took several more years but we eventually invented and received a patent for the Twin Coil Ferrite AM antenna. This allowed us to exceed the reception of our original AM antenna and radio.
Our line of CC Radios has expanded to include different types and styles but the focus on reception and audio remains. C. Crane has talked first hand with over one million radio listeners concerned with improving their reception. There is a considerable group of listeners who enjoy or by circumstance choose to use radio as their primary source of news and entertainment.
Enter to win: In honor of our CCRadio anniversary month, 20 years of CCRadios, tell us your favorite anniversary story in the comments on this blog and win the CCRadio of your choice. Drawing will be held July 31st. Please only one entry per person.
CONGRATULATIONS William for winning a brand new C.Crane radio of your choice!!! Thanks to all who participated. We value our C. Crane fans and enjoyed all your comments that show how much people truly love Radio. See you next contest!
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We have been customers of CCrane since about 1985 when I bought the AM signal amplifier for my mom who liked to listen to Art Bell at night but didn’t get a very strong signal where she lived in remote New Mexico. Since then we’ve bought three wi-fi sets, the FM in-house transmitter, a senta speaker and two pillow speakers — all top quality and any problems are adjusted immediately. We can’t speak highly enough of CCrane.
We are so happy to hear your love of our products! Its valued customers like you of why we are still here and continue to serve all our radio fans 😉
I have been a radio fan since I was a child, listening to my dad’s German Grundig shortwave radio and fiddling with the different bands and stations. The state of the radio has changed little over 20 years, like the computer industry has. CCrane’s work on AM radios has been a key reason why I listen to KCBS (740 AM) almost all day on my CCrane Pocket AM radio. I love it! Congratulations on 20 years!
Much thanks Dan however we should be Congratulating our loyal customers like you! It is our pleasure to connect you to your favorite station. All the best & Happy Listening!
I bought a witness radio which I still have for over 10 years.
You have great radios….
Just bought an EP PRO for myself and was so impressed by the Crane product I bought a Solar Observer for my mother- in- law.
I have 4 C Crane radios. Two of the radios I proudly inherited from my Uncle Willard, who was legally blind. He enjoyed them so much… They kept him in touch with the world. He was involved with many organizations for the blind. My uncle thought so much of your company and products that he made it a part of his welcoming speech to new members. Congratulation on 20 years of the best products and outstanding customer service.
What an honor to know Uncle Williard thought so highly of us to share with his community! How wonderful you too value the power of Radio. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Listening!
I remember my first radio I received over 50 years ago. It was a little transistor model that I took to bed with me.
Our family has a 20+ year history with C. Crane radios! My mother bought a CC Radio 2 in 1999 or so, and used it until she left us at 95 in 2016. My brother has that radio now as it still works perfectly. Not long after she bought her radio, I liked it so much that I got one for myself, and a few years later, I bought a second one to use upstairs, the CC Radio Plus. I’ve had these two radios for perhaps 16 years and they still work perfectly! In addition, mom learned about the Sangean DT-200X pocket radio from the Coast to Coast show, and she wanted the small pocket radio to listen to at night when she couldn’t sleep. I’ve had one myself for at least the last 15 years. Initially, I was especially interested in C.Crane radios because I live in the mountains where AM radio reception is not the best, and these are the only radios that could pull in a good signal. But time to upgrade, and I just last week bought the newest CC Pocket AM-FM radio because it was much like the Sangean I’ve used and loved for so long, but I especially liked the preset buttons on the front, and the new earphones are great. It works even better than the old Sangean! Our family history with C.Crane radios is certainly a testament to the fine quality and longevity of these radios.
Such a family love story with our radios Carole! Thank you for sharing your history and passion. We are thrilled and honored to have made our way into your homes for so many years. Much thanks to your Mother who passed along her enthusiasm for Radio! All the best & Happy Listening!
Art bell,turned me on to free play plus,over 20years of use and never failed me!
You open the box and you see it’s face for the very first time. You’ve seen the pictures but, now, here it is in front of you. The manual is carefully opened and read. The batteries are properly installed (and checked again.) And now, the moment. You click it on, and raise the volume and begin to tune. And you hear it, the very first sound. There are radios and then, there are RADIOS. Their sound is as endearing as the voice of and old friend. That is the CCRadio.
You might just land a job as an announcer on Coast to Coast Patrick! Thanks for sharing such a visual & emotional experience when one receives their C.Crane radio. You are truly valued by us!
As a former AM & FM radio dj & news announcer I know how crucial having clear concise audio reception is to enjoying the medium.
I first heard of C. Crane radios while listening to Bill Wattenberg on KGO 810 AM out of San Francisco when I was only a teenager. As an adult, I listen to George Noory and remembered about your radios. I have purchased the CC Pocket and also the CC Radio EP which is still my favorite. I also have the pillow speaker. The radio I would like to win is the CC2E thank you and keep on providing good radios. P.S. my CC Wi-Fi 2 needs an update, I can only get a few stations now. But we do use it as a Bluetooth speaker.
Thanks James for being a faithful customer over the years! KGO is dear to C. Crane’s heart. When Mr. & Mrs. Crane moved from San Francisco to Humboldt County, CA around 30 years ago, Bob’s favorite station KGO wouldn’t pick up. As this was just unacceptable, AM reception improved after he created a special AM antenna to hear his station. The rest is history. Thanks for being part of our family all these years and Happy Listening!
Could not pick up a station South of Pittsburgh, PA which was the ONLY radio station playing LIVE authentic oldies music of the 50’s & 60’s (doo wop, Motown, Philly & Chicago soul etc). I was desperate to pick up that station as it brought back special, long-lost memories of those days at the high school dances which were the happiest times of our lives. After hearing about the C. Crane Co. on the AM Coast-to-Coast program, I purchased an analog GE Super Radio and was able to get that station and many more. Hearing all the stations from other states and Canada opened up a whole new world of radio listening. Since then I have purchased the CC Radio Plus, CC Radio EP, Solar Observers, Pocket Radios, the Terk AM Antenna and the FM flexible antenna. Now I pick up great stations from all over the US and Canada. It is so exciting finding these stations and their great programs! Thank you for giving life back to radio listening. Linda Cozza, Pittsburgh PA
It is our pleasure and honor to be the connector to your favorite tunes! We thank you for your patronage and following over the years. All the best & Happy Listening!
It’s wonderful that a company dedicated itself to bringing an AM radio to market that has killer reception and clear audio.
AM is often the forgotten band, but during emergencies this is where to turn to.
Thanks C. CRANE,
Been sleeping with my cc radio and earbuds for twenty years. On my second one. Dropped the first one and the antenna broke internally. Had the second one for years, will it last forever?
Thanks for sharing Anthony. I have sent you an email. Thanks in advance for responding. Have a great day!
I have the CC Radio Plus. I love it even though a few years back we lost being able to listen to TV stations on it. That is when TV went to the digital receiver. It has the weather alert and weather reports on it which is good. I love listening to talk radio especially late night with Coast to Coast.
We have been with you since I listened during the night to Art Bell on COAST TO COAST late night radio. You always advertised on his show. He did live commercials and he always talked about C.CRANE RADIO. I had hot flashes and night sweats and often woke up for several hours between 2-5 AM. I anxiously turned on my radio to catch topics discussed. I later purchased pocket radios that turned off automatically in 1 1/2 hours of playing. I have purchased at least 11 products and have found they are reliable quality products and I am very satisfied with my purchases.
We are grateful we were able to connect you and Coast to Coast through the years Mary! Thank you for your feedback on our radios. If you would be so kind at a convenient time, we welcome all reviews from our loyal customers on our website. Simply choose the product, click on “Write a Review” and share your enthusiasm and story of how you enjoy our radios! All the best and Happy Listening Mary!
Thank for many years of catering to us , the AM listeners .
In the ’60s , my Grandfather gave me his beloved military BC-348 tube receiver and properly rigged a copper antenna . It was converted to house current and had a wonderful smell when on. The dimly lit keystone shaped vernier tuning dial window became my “ear” to the world and always kept me up past bedtime! I was hooked on AM!
After the old receiver “gave up the ghost”, I realized by adding a wrap of copper wire, front to back on my table radio, greatly increased AM reception.
In 1985, I purchased my first Select-A-Tenna and amazed by the marvel of induction coupling, I purchased one for my Mother too!
Over the many years that C Crane has been offering quality goodies, many have come into my possession …. I still have my Sangean 803A, the first waterproof LED flashlights and even a slightly used metal detector and many gifts (a few for myself).
Since the ’80s I have visited the store in its idyllic setting twice to get to visit with the unbelievable staff (YES, they are real and knowledgeable folks….not robots !) In their most comfortable setting.
I already have many of the pocketable CC Radios including the Skywave, THE BEST YET from C.Crane and I am now shopping for a new Analog, simple AM powerhouse for my brother.
Happy Anniversary C. Crane and company . Here’s to at least 20 more!
Why Thank you Mark for the rave reviews and shout out! It is our honor to serve fine customers as yourself throughout the years.
Favorite memory is being in bed under the covers, listening to anything on the radio as a kid. Continues to this day when I can’t fall asleep now as an adult!
I used to listen to late night COAST TO COAST with Art Bell. I would wake up and turn on my pocket radio on my pillow and fall back to sleep. He did live commercials for C.CRANE Co. I have purchased about 11 quality products from CCRANE. I now listen to George Noory.
My parents 50th anniversary party. They were truly surprised. We pulled it off perfectly…
Best anniversary was family trip to Hawaii and snorkeling as a family
I grew up in Nebraska in the 1980’s where football was king and only a couple games were on TV each year. Fall weekends were a denim jacket with transistor radio in the front pocket to listen in the live broadcast. But those pocket radios never worked well, bend over or turn the wrong way and the game would go away. However I grew up learning to love the audio broadcast of sports.
Here I am 30 some years later and things have changed but my love of live sports on the radio has not. My time outside is now spent listening to baseball games, for a while my team went off the FM and was AM only and my headset was useless with AM. The C.Crane pocket radio saved my summers! That handy pocket radio harkens back to the days of the pocket transistor with none of the drawbacks – no tuning wheel to get nudged, no lost reception when moving, and no pile of parts if it falls out of your pocket!!
The C.Crane pocket radio is a must have. I can clip it to the adjustable band on my ball cap and hear every word. Easily hooks up to ear buds or low noise head phones for tractor work. It’s got a heavy duty case that takes lots of abuse. Batteries seem to last forever – and they aren’t the expensive 9 volt like before. Have two of the pocket radios – one in the pickup and one by my work gloves. Highly recommended accessory for any outdoorsman’s arsenal.
We thank you Mike for sharing your love of Sports & Radio! We would love it if you would be so kind to share a review on our CC Pocket on our website. https://www.ccrane.com/review-product.asp?sku=RAD%20CCRADIO%20CC%20PCKT
It’s because of valued Customers like you who share how our radios work in their lives who have made us who we are today 30+ years later! Happy Listening!
I love to listen to radio, I always have and am 45 now. AM, FM, Lefties, Righties, Talk, Music, Radio Tradio it is all good. I do miss the small town stations that personalized newscasts for the citizens they served, obits are what most remember. One of my all time favorites with radio was the 90’s in the middle of the night and Art Bell was on and of course the C. Crane ads. I was in my 20’s and working many hours and living on my own for the first time and thinking I was quite the adult to be listening to such sophisticated radio, LOL. My other favorite was in the late 70’s early 80’s on Saturday mornings KMOX out of St. Louis would have comedy on from 8-noon. That made the drive to my grandparents house go a lot faster. It was comedy from the 30’s- 60’s and just funny. Then about that time the comedy program on KMOX ended Car Talk began. Then it was Saturday mornings on NPR and an amazing array of programs. This American Life is just great programming with its ability to make you laugh, cry and wanting to do more. Not to mention shortwave and just OMG out there. All of this is radio an amazing medium!!! C. Crane is the only place to get a decent radio anymore.
Thanks for sharing your stories Chuck. Reminiscing of the “Good Old Days” always bring back the fondest memories! The Comedy show sounded fun to listen to. Thanks for being a loyal C.Crane fan over the years!
I always remember the c crane commercials on Art Bell late night shows.
hola quisiera participar en el 20 aniversario de ccrane y ganarme una radio desde mi adolescencia siempre me ha gustado escuchar la radio en los 80s fue cuando comenze pero era muy dificil escuchar estaciones de radio en la banda am me refiero a estaciones distantes siempre cada noche todos los dias me ponia a escuchar las estaciones de todo mexico captaba muchas vivo en el centro de mexico pero las del norte y del sur eran muy debiles se escuchaban solo unos segundos y se iba apagando la voz poco a poco yo me las ingeniaba para captar esas senales distantes hacia mis propias antennas con cables y cosas que encontraba en la cocina, en el patio etc me divertia tanto a veces me funcionaban mis inventos a veces no yo mismo reparaba mis radios, les hacia modificaciones y todas las noches apuntaba en una libreta el nombre de la estacion de radio que alcanzaba a captar y asi fue muchos anos de hecho tengo varias radios todavia de transistores pero me gustaria tener una radio de ccrane y aunque hoy en dia ya podemos escuchar la radio de todo el mundo por internet yo sigo captando la radio con mis aparatos viejitos algunos analogos y otros digitales yo he pedido catalogos impresos a ccrane desde el ano pasado y he visto todos sus productos prefiero catalogos impresos que los de internet yo seguire viendo su sitio web y espero tener una radio ccrane muy pronto muchas gracias y saludos! TRANSLATED: hello I would like to participate in the 20th anniversary of C.Crane and earn a radio. Since I was a teenager, I always liked to listen to the radio. In the 80s was when I started but it was very difficult to listen to radio stations in the band I mean distant stations always every night all the days I used to listen to the stations of all Mexico I heard many live in the center of Mexico but the north and south were very weak were heard only a few seconds and the voice was going off little by little.I managed to catch those Distant signals to my own antennas with cables and things that I found in the kitchen, in the patio etc. I had so much fun sometimes my inventions worked, sometimes I did not repair my radios myself, I made modified them. Every night I wrote in a notebook name of the radio station that I was able to capture and so it was many years in fact I have several radios still of transistors but I would like to have a radio of C.Crane. Nowadays we can listen to the radio from all over the world on the internet. I continue to capture the radio with my old gadgets. Some analogous and other digital I have ordered printed catalogs since last year and I have seen all their products. I prefer printed catalogs that the internet I will continue to see your website and I hope to have a C.Crane radio very soon thank you very much and greetings!
She was drunk. Didn’t make no never mind to me.
Now, we’re together. Eleven years.
We wear each other’s skivvies in public.
We just celebrated 33 years of marriage and it only took 2 ex wives to get there.
Having a CC Solar Observer and CC Lantern has come in so very handy recently. They weren’t showing my favorite baseball game on TV, so I opened the solar panel, and turned on the local broadcast. What a Blessing! I can also go outside at night without having to worry about fresh batteries.
My best anniversary is each successive one with my wife of now 36 years. I’m a radio nut and love my CC Pocket, but a larger model would be just outstanding !
I got my first CCRadio back in the 90’s because of Art Bell and I was thrilled! Eventually I moved up to the CCRadio Plus and I was thrilled again! So now all these years later I am 58. In 2016 I got your CCRadio2E and I love it. Figured I’d never need another radio. Sadly 2 weeks ago after one too many Budweisers and a Phillies win, I tripped and snapped my antenna off at the base but no biggie. I just called you guys up and ordered a new one. It’s on it’s way to me as I write this. As for this old one, I have a good friend who lives up the country in a trailer. He doesn’t know it yet but he’s getting my 2E and he won’t care about the antenna. He’ll just tape it up. He needs a good quality radio with long range reception. He will love it so now he can be thrilled too! So thank you CCrane for making my life just a little bit easier for at least 25 years. I couldn’t have been in better hands. I think if more people listened to the radio the world could be a much better place.
We sure appreciate your loyalty all these years Paul! A true friend indeed you are to share. He will be thrilled to listen just like you. Best to both of you!
Years ago, my husband surprised me with a C Crane radio, neat carry case, and active antenna just so I could listen to a particular station I liked but had trouble receiving in the house. The station is long gone, but we still use the radio and until recently, our Versacorder. My interest in SW and broadcast-band DXing led him to get his ham ticket, and I followed shortly thereafter. Neither of us being big on small talk, he had his first QSO years after getting his ticket – with me! We are currently getting back into DXing and ham radio after a long absence, and I was excited to see C. Crane still going strong!
Thanks Mary for sharing your love of radio! 73!
After hearing CC Radio advertisements on (that’s right) AM talk radio programming for years, I was pleased to request and receive their catalogs by mail. I look forward to them like I used to look forward to the M. Ward or Sears Christmas catalogs as a kid. With all the fine products C Crane offers, my first and best experience came from something as simple as a pillow speaker, and a follow-up purchase of a Stereo-to-Mono adapter jack I discovered I would need to make CC’s pillow speaker work with my indefatigable Sangean MMR77. CC personnel granted my request to waive the shipping fee for the tiny jack, which would have exceeded the item’s price! While I can’t say they’ll always come to bat like that and don’t want anyone trying to exploit the kindness they extended to me that once, it was a very pleasant alternative that I will always be grateful for, and which made me a customer who is happy to recommend CC Radio to others. I truly respect their mission, selection and dedication to offering the best in reception and audio quality for a medium that remains close to my heart. (I was recently reminded of just why radio became so important to me with the passing of legendary former 77 WABC/NYC personality Dan Ingram, one of the personalities I grew up listening to on a tiny transistor radio I’d hang on my bedpost.) In this era of “Undercover Boss,” I believe it is important to let companies know when their service is top-notch, and CC Radio’s fits the bill!
It’s customers like you James that make what we do all worthwhile! Thanks for being a loyal fan. We appreciate your feedback!
In a rural area a CC radio allows listening to baseball while gardening.
I can remember my father listening to an old AM radio at night – there was this talk station out of Chicago or someplace far away – and there was this jingle like song – “we’re the night caps – nighty night caps – and we hail from every where. as we rally round our nightcap show in the early part of the day – in the early time, in the quiet time – in the brand new part of the day…” Have enjoyed listening to AM talk radio late at night ever since – and now that Crane has created better radios, is sounds much much better, too.
What great memories Eric! You know the good jingles when they resonate all these years later. Thanks for being a valued customer and Happy Listening!
The CC Radio is a great device. I have purchased three. Unfortunately all three have failed after 2 or 3 years of service. LED Screen goes bad, and once that goes the unit is useless. The same for the smaller hand held unit, it is a great device until the LED Screen goes bad and or the push buttons stop working. Is it just my unfortunate luck or is this a problem with the product?
Thanks for sharing Frank. I have sent you an email. Thanks in advance for responding. Have a great day!
No Frank there are some issues with CCrane Radios. I have about 10 radios from C Crane. Out of 10 radios three still work fine. These are the ones I recommed, The Solar Observer, C CRadio SW(discontinued) C C GOZO(discontinued) I thought the C CRadio SW was the best radio C Crane made after 6yrs. still works fine. I have the first C Cradio after 2 years it started to go bad. I bought the C Cradio 2. That one lasted about 2 years also. It is too bad these radios seem well built. They pick up AM really great. But after a few years the display goes. The preset buttons and on/off buttons go bad. I do not get much from C Crane anymore. Too bad Panasonic stopped making the RF2200. That was the best Radio for AM DXing’
Thanks for sharing Michael. I have sent you an email. Thanks in advance for responding. Have a great day!
When I worked shift work, I used to listen to SW broadcasts after I got home from work. It helped me unwind. After I retired from that job 19 years ago, I got a new job working days and my SW listening was over. Now that I’m totally retired, I’ve gotten back into SW listening and have also gotten my Technician ticket. My 20 year anniversary from that shift work job is coming up and I plan to spend it with a cigar, bourbon and trying to pick up some African stations on my radio. Thanks for helping me do that!
Glad to hear you are going to kick up your feet to relax and enjoy some well-deserved listening time on your Anniversary! Happy Listening 😉
Immediately preceding, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, my family and I relied on our CCRadio for up-to-date weather and emergency information. The four D cell batteries provided long listening times during the two weeks we were without power. Our CCRadio was a Godsend. We have since welcomed a newer and improved CCRadio 2E to the family.
So glad you and your family made it through safely and that our radio was there to serve you in a scary uncertain time. Happy to hear you are pleased with your 2E! Happy Listening!
I have long viewed C.Crane as the expert and source of all issues related to listening to distant AM or SW broadcasts. The Select-A-Tenna kept me in touch when in remote locations in the mountains. C.Crane radios are awesome, but what I remember most was when Mr. Crane started writing with obvious excitement about about a brand new product called LED lightbulbs. My first reaction was that the first LED bulbs were expensive, but I never dreamed that he was talking about what would become the future of lighting. As a gadget person, I pay attention to C.Crane to keep abreast of what’s new and cutting edge in their existing or new products.
We appreciate your intrigue and following throughout the years Terry! Thanks for being a valued customer. Keep your eye out for our newest radios – Exciting things coming for 2019!
I don’t really have a story but have wanted a C. Crane radio ever since I started hearing your advertisements from Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM.
I’ve enjoyed it when you were a guest on the show also.
I always listen to my CC Radio while camping to see if I can pickup a far away (DX) station. I’m an old Ham Radio guy from the 60’s. WA1HHL
Happy HAMing Mark! , 73
I tried to enter contest but my 2 emails were rejected
Good Day Donald, Just as you posted this comment, this is the exact place to be to submit your comments. I would copy what you wrote in the email and paste it here as a comment. you’ll be good to go!
I bought the Pocket Radio last year with the chest harness and ear muff headphones for loud environments. I use it when blowing snow and doing yard work. I use the radio with ear buds for discrete listening late at night. I use it in the bathroom while I shower. I love that little radio. I bet I use it at for a least three hours a day. Like many others I first learned about C Crane while listening to Art Bell on Coast to Coast late at night while working a night shift in the 90’s and use it daily listening to Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Since I am retired and on fixed income these days I hope to one day buy the EP Pro radio for use in the house. Keep up the great work!
We are thrilled you are enjoying your CC pocket Thomas! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for Radio. Happy Listening!
Often caught interference up in the mountains of Ringwood trying to pull Ross and Wilson on Music Radio 77. Although a few years later the music died, I still listened to talk radio and coast to coast and for my 17th birthday Dad got me a CC Radio. Talk about clear concise reception. Been a fan ever since and hoping to get another soon.
Radio has often been a good Father/Son bonding time. What a wonderful gift your Dad gave you! Thanks for sharing Rob and Happy Listening!
nothing better than listening to a baseball game on the radio!
My uncle gave me my first radio in 1968 or 69. It was a Panasonic pocket transistor. I loved that radio and carried it and other radios I received for years. I’ve been a fan of radio ever since. I really enjoy the CC Pocket Radio I bought several years ago.Recently I found one of my old transistors from the early seventies. Man, is that thing primitive.
What a wonderful gift from your Uncle which influenced you all these years Jim! We have an old Transistor Radio here in our Showroom. Good Memories for many I’m sure on those little radios! Glad you are enjoying your CC pocket. Happy Listening!
From listening on crystal radios to having my own transistor, I have never been without a radio. Serving 30 years in the Marine Corps, my first item packed when transferred was a radio. Upon discovering C Crane, I believe I have radios that are no longer available but I still use them daily. Of all the radios I have, I count the C Crane ones as the best. Could live without TV or movies, but not without a radio. Thanks for developing and improving your products!
We salute you Jerry for your service to our country! So glad to hear Radio has been a solid foundation throughout your life and that you chose us to carry along with you on your Life adventures. We value your loyalty. Happy Listening!
I have always had a love for radio, As a young man I would go to bed with the shortwave radio I was given and tune the bands, I used to keep a list of all the stations I could receive. I Just recently got back into the airwaves and last christmas I picked up a shortwave and a small pocket radio. I have not looked back, I am now the proud owner of a CCrane 2E and I love it, this radio. Thank you CCrane for your commitment to the airwaves. Congratulations on the anniversary and keep up the great work. YOUR Radio keeps me up at night, not my netflix or my computer but your 2E.
We sure enjoy hearing stories like yours Mr. Bell! Its great to know there are so many Radio enthusiasts all over the world. Thanks for sharing the same excitement as we feel with our CC Radio 2E. Happy Listening!
found C Crane when searching for a reliable mp3 that would record FM to listen to lectures, because of poor hearing. The CC Witness is fantastic, I now have 3. which led me to find the Solar Observer emergency radio. WOW that is so wonderful to have with all the options we may need. bought one for each of our grown children as well. no great life-saving story to tell but wonderful peace of mind.
Preparation for Safety and emergencies are everything Theresa so good for you to share with your family these great radios! So glad you are also enjoying the CC Witness radios as these are the best little gadgets for playback – radio, lectures, TO-DO list, etc… Thanks for sharing your peace of mind. We value your loyalty over the years. Happy Listening!