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Radio Buddy for the Garden by Bob Crane

I’m not able to weed eat my yard like I used to so my long time gardener, Bill, comes in every two weeks and helps with the grueling part. He is as bad as I am about the necessity of having a radio to listen to while he works. He is also a fantastic radio […]

June – Podcast Friday!

What we’re listening to — The Michael Harrison Interview Michael Harrison interviews some of today’s top contemporary thinkers in every realm of conversation. He talks arts, science, politics, philosophy and pop culture. He provides unique insights every week and thought provoking content. A master interviewer and industry insider – We’ve been friends with Michael for […]

Welcome to Podcast Friday!

The first Friday of every month we will be featuring a new podcast that we’re listening to here at C. Crane. Our hopes are that we expose you to something new that you may have not heard of before and something you may enjoy. What we’re listening to — The Way I Heard It with Mike […]

Happy Holidays

A Message from Bob Crane Thank you for your interest in radio! Your support is the only reason C. Crane has prospered for 35 years. Your comments and suggestions make us strive to produce better radios for clearer audio and magical entertainment. We hope you have a fabulous New Year, and we look forward to […]

Recommended Gift Guide from C.Crane 2018

Holiday Gifts

Every year we talk to hundreds of customers looking for the right gift, often they’re curious about our own personal preference or what we might recommend. Below are some recommendations that we’ve gathered to help you in your journey to picking out not only a great gift but something that will actually be used!

Check out this year’s holiday gift guide for more ideas and as always – you can contact us directly to answer any questions or help you with your selection. Continue Reading

It’s Wildfire Season on the West Coast and Flooding on the East Coast – Here’s What You Need to Know to Stay Safe in an Emergency

When logging into PG&E’s (Pacific Gas and Electric) website, the following message appears. WILDFIRE SAFETY – ACTION REQUIRED.

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A quick Google search leads to the following information.

PG&E on Tuesday warned customers in the Bay Area about a new policy that will cut electricity to certain neighborhoods during extreme fire weather conditions.

Customers were told to be “prepared” for when the alerts go into effect and the power could be abruptly cut off….

PG&E is talking about using these pre-emptive power outages specifically during the threat of wildfires like the ones that destroyed nearly a quarter of a million acres in the north bay last October.

PG&E has now been blamed for some of those fires. 90,000 people were evacuated and more than 40 people died.

Southern California Edison has a similar program in place…. Continue Reading

Evolution of the CCRadio- Survival of the Fittest

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Select-A-Tenna – AM Antenna

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. Continue Reading

Radio – The Father’s Day Gift That Keeps On Giving

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While I’m sure those wild socks and ties get the biggest eyes upon opening them, we know at C.Crane you can’t go wrong with the one pastime most Dads enjoy: Listening to the Radio. The creative minds at C. Crane have created a radio for all enthusiasts whether they prefer a basic, simple radio to one that has it all, we’ve lined up some   “Dad Approved Gifts”. If you are looking for special Father’s Day gifts, look no further! Continue Reading

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