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Happy Thanksgiving

Last year C. Crane joined many other retailers in starting a new tradition and being closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving so we can all do whatever it is that we love most. Whether you plan to sit on the couch, go out and brave the crowds shopping, visit with family, join REI’s movement and […]

The Month for Thanksgiving

This is the month to reflect on all that we have and what we are truly grateful for, to get in the spirit we wanted to find out which radio show, host or station you are most thankful for! Enter in the comments below and be entered to win the product of your choice (excluding […]

Go Vote!

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States Not since 1908 has the U.S. voter turnout risen above 65% according to information posted on Wikipedia. Really? […]

It’s Snowbird Season!

For those that may not be familiar with the term, a “snowbird” is an individual from the Northern United States or Canada that spends the colder months in the warmer climates of Florida, Arizona, California, Hawaii, or well, you get the idea.  After spending a balmy winter among the palm trees or cactus, they pack […]

National Grandparents Day: Do Something Grand

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that established the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. Since beginning a campaign in 1970 to set aside one special day recognizing grandparents, Marian McQuade spearheaded the movement that focuses on three main goals: To honor grandparents To give grandparents an opportunity to show […]

Listening Fatigue: Are Your Ears Tired?

We’ve often debated here at C. Crane what exactly listening fatigue is, but then Bob (yep, Bob Crane, founder of C. Crane) mentioned something that struck a chord. Bob has some hearing loss due to years of working around loud equipment and growing up in an era where the louder the music, the better (and […]

Earworms – The Science Behind Songs Stuck in Your Head

Regardless of who you are or what you do, it happens to everyone at some point in life: earworms.  Not to be confused with that pesky larva that destroys corn and tomatoes, an earworm is defined by Wikipedia as “a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no […]

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 Radio in Crisis?

There was a great article recently in the WSJ “Public Radio’s Existential Crisis” by Ellen Gamerman, which brings up a topic we are struggling with as well. In her article, she talks exclusively about NPR but we don’t see this discussion as limited to only NPR. What is the future of radio and is it […]

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