After the past year in various stages of lockdown, we’re excited to see some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and get out and explore some more. It kind of feels like the dawn of travel again, which is what inspired this year’s cover. The 1869 Mark Twain quote has been a favorite of mine since reading The Innocents Abroad.
I’ve been fortunate to have traveled much of the world and radio has been with me every step of the way. Even recently, I found some new listening on Airband with our SSB radio while using the FlightRadar24 app on a smartphone. You can listen to pilots while learning the departure city, type of plane and destination.
You probably have not noticed but Jessica Crotty has been running and growing C. Crane for a few years. She has been with C. Crane for over 25 years and will be taking over as CEO. Jessica is highly qualified and superb with customer and company relationships. She understands how important radio is to listeners.
I will remain as a minority owner of C. Crane and continue inventing and developing new products crafted with excellence by our great crew to bring you joy. I personally thank you for your great support over many years and will endeavor to continue for many years to come; it’s not what I’ve done but what I do today to help others. It’s wonderful to step back a little and only do what I really love and spend more time with my family and friends.
We never like to raise prices. There have been increases in raw materials, transportation, and scarcity of components which are all contributing factors in this decision. We’ve done our best to keep the price increases to a minimum and keep the same quality and service you deserve.
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Dear Mr and Mrs Crane,
Thank you for your years of dedication and service and, most of all, for building such a great company. Consistency of products and in service have made CCrane a favorite place to discover and purchase the best in audio equipment for many years. Please continue inventing more products for our convenience and satisfaction. Enjoy your semi retirement! I always look forward to receiving the CCrane new catalog! There’s nothing like having one in your hands. Please never stop putting them out. God bless you on your new endeavors and inventions! Enjoy being together. Appreciate this time you have. Blessings.
Could not have said it any better, ENJOY YOUR LIFE
Just finished reading your “Words From Bob” regarding the 2021 Catalog. I’ve been buying your radios and other products for over 25 years and am sorry to see that you are stepping away. You have certainly grown a great company with very high quality products and all with excellent reception and performance. I have been living in several places in the Northeast US and am currently living on Long Island in NY.
I feel as though I kind of know Jessica as I have been enjoying her many videos. I am sure that you are leaving your gem of a company in great capable hands.
I watched your move to your current location several years ago and someday hope to be able to visit Fortuna, Ca. It looks like beautiful country there.
Enjoy the next stage of your life.
Enjoy. your well deserved retirment. I have purchased 4 c crane radios & have enjoyed them all. I always enjoy c crane informative e mails. Keep up the good work.
INTERESTED IN AN ONLINE CATALOG IF YOU HAVE AVAILABLE…PLEASE SEND TO MY E_MAIL BELOW…glad there is a true great quality company yet to purchase through…
We have sent you an email with a link to our online catalog. Hope this helps!
Thank you Bob and family, and the C CRANE staff. I own 5 C CRANE radios, and enjoy them all. I emailed a while ago today to inquire about getting a discount on repairs to my CCRADIO 2E. It’s the ONLY radio from C CRANE I’ve experienced any problems with, but it worked GREAT when it was new.
In the near future I plan to buy the latest SOLAR emergency radio. I’ve really enjoyed the original SOLAR OBSERVER, I can pick-up KOMO 1000 Tacoma WA. 862 miles away very clearly under the right conditions ! It’s an amazing little radio !
Thank you so much for understanding the “magic” of radio, and bringing it to us.
Will you be releasing a Stereo version of the Wi-Fi 3?
Unfortunately, no, but the headphone jack does output in stereo mode.