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
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Public Radio Is Important
C. Crane recently exhibited at the Public Media Conference 2017 in beautiful San Francisco #PMDMC17 (Public Media Development and Marketing Conference). We previously exhibited in 2013. Once again we were blown away at the awareness these stations have in relation to their listeners. It’s much different than we see and experience in other environments where […]
Gift Guide for Dad
It’s almost that time again – Father’s Day! We have some ideas to help you score a big win in the gift category. The CC LED Spot XB Spotlight is great for any dad. We’ve had folks buy it for night time walking, camping, working under the house or to keep in the car. It’s bright, […]
While we view Memorial Day as the official summer kick off and enjoying a B-B-Q with friends or family, please remember to set aside some time to honor the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. That freedom extends into radio in the form of Freedom of Speech. Whether you agree […]
Spring is Officially Here?
At least that is what the calendar says! The first official day of Spring was March 20th. Here in Northern California, where spring storms bring a return to winter-like conditions, that is definitely being called into question. It’s supposed to rain on us for the next several days and our California pals to the East […]
Get Ready for Some Baseball!
It’s that time of year, where baseball fans of all ages gear up for the upcoming season. Although it’s soggy and wet (and even snowing in some parts) here in Northern California, there are places like Arizona and Florida where the sun is shining. We will just have to live vicariously through those fortunate fans […]
Local Radio Still Matters
Do you remember when you could call up your local radio station and ask to dedicate a song? Maybe you just wanted to start a friend’s day right with their favorite tune, or wanted that special someone to know you were thinking of them. Regardless of your sentiments, there was the thrill of knowing everyone […]
Happy Holidays from C. Crane!
C. Crane is celebrating the holidays with a silly Ugly Sweater Contest… who do you think should win?!
C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways Winner
December 19th, 2016 Congratulations to D DePriest who won the final trivial question, Without looking it up… Name That Song! “Tis the season to be jolly” Answer… Deck the Halls! Thanks to everyone who participated in C. Crane’s 2016 12 Days of Giveaways!