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Pros and Cons of WiFi and Internet Radio

We’ve received a lot of emails and several comments about the confusion surrounding “internet radio”. What is it? How does it work? How do I pick the right radio? So we put together some of the pros and cons and then a few additional considerations. In this post, we aren’t recommending one particular radio over another but rather giving you some points to consider when making your decision so you can pick the right product for you.

First, let’s establish that there is a pre-requisite to using WiFi Internet radio –

  • You need to have a high speed internet connection. Most internet radios will work on WiFi or with a direct Ethernet connection (that network jack on the back of the radio that provides a connection to the router. Sometimes a USB to Ethernet adapter might be necessary.).

Let’s jump into the benefits for you as a listener – Continue Reading

Battle of the Platforms

We had an excellent comment from one of our blog readers recently on our blog post Is Radio in Crisis? “…….We need to get back to what made radio great in the 30s and 50s (and 60s and 70s) instead of trying to ‘beat’ the technology game. The PLATFORM is not relevant. The PROGRAMMING is.” Platform […]

Is AM Radio Still Relevant?

C. Crane started in 1983 selling AM antennas. We have progressed so we now manufacture a range of high quality radios of most types. We were one of the first U.S. distributors of Internet radios, but the vast majority of customers still prefer the instantaneous free convenience of radio. If you don’t have time to […]

Something That Never Has Been Seen Before

It isn’t often where people in the radio business see something they’ve never seen before, but just recently Michael Harrison (a veteran of radio and the publisher of Talkers ) released “An international group of extremely loyal fans of legendary radio talk show host Art Bell (left) have pooled their financial resources and invested in a major […]

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is upon us, it’s the symbolic end of summer and the last three-day weekend for a while. We predict about a million barbeque grills will be lit this weekend with tunes blaring and friends gathering in celebration that fall will be here soon and summer is coming to an end. While Labor […]

Wireless Audio Demystified

We’re living in a world full of contraptions that were once considered futuristic concepts. For audio lovers, this is a particularly exciting time. With the development of digital audio technologies, we’ve experienced incredible reductions in physical device sizes, while data storage capacities have increased greatly. More recently, wireless technologies have enabled audio to be transmitted […]

Radio Recording

Recording your favorite radio program or music may seem like a challenge but really it’s quite simple. Here you’ll read why recording live radio and music is so convenient and we’ll offer suggestions of possible recording devices that may work for you. Why would someone want to record a live radio program or music? If […]

Happy 4th of July from the C. Crane Family

The Fourth of July is a day for fun, sun and the kickoff of summer. Flags are raised; the smell of barbeque permeates the neighborhoods, the tunes are flowing and fireworks light the night sky with beauty. The Fourth of July in the U.S. is just more than a regular day. It’s a day we reflect […]

WORLD CUP 2014 BEGINS!

And so has the distraction of trying to sneak watching and listening to the games (sorry Bob). The energy and the excitement for those of us that love the game of soccer (or futbol depending on what country you hail from) is palpable. For the next month Brazil, the host country for this year’s World Cup, […]

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