C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways

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December 5th, 2016:

Congratulations to Tristan Mitchell, winner of the Power Vivid® Pocket Flashlight.

Today’s giveaway: SoftSpeaker™ Pillow Speaker with Washable Cover

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What C. Crane item would be best for a child?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person, per day please. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways

holiday-cheer

December 2nd, 2016:

Congratulations to Mark Cromwell, winner of the CC Buds.

Today’s giveaway: Power Vivid® Pocket Flashlight

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is the most embarrassing gift you ever received?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person, per day please. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways

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December 1st, 2016:

The C. Crane Family would like to celebrate this holiday season with all of the Radio Community. Join in on the #radiorevolution celebration with us by participating in C. Crane’s 12 Days of Christmas!

Each weekday we will post a new holiday themed question on our blog at news.ccrane.com. Post your comment and you will automatically be entered in our drawing to receive the C. Crane gift of the day. The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person, per day please. Shipping within the United States only.

Today’s Giveaway: The CC Buds

Today’s blog question: Do you decorate for the holidays? If so, do you have a special decoration you collect or a special tree with collectible decorations?

Good luck and thanks for participating!

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.

In the background we went about acquiring and testing just about every popular radio made at the time. It turns out that most radios are tuned for music and FM. There are many that have too much bass or filtering which distorts the human voice for talk radio and even voices found in music tracks. It turned out nobody was making a radio that made voices sound realistic and very few had good reception. If they did, they were so complicated that you needed a PhD just to turn it on or they were so expensive you needed a small loan to pay for it. It took 10 years to convince a manufacturer to help us make the radio we knew our customers needed and wanted. Something that had some of the most desired functionality (memory presets, clock, alarm), audio tuned for voice, excellent reception and wasn’t too difficult to use.

ccradio2eWe started the CCRadio by selecting a speaker and an amplifier designed to react well with voice frequencies. Trying to make a sensitive radio that picked up weak stations was the real challenge. The new solid state chips generated their own static noise that masked the weak signal so that is all you heard. It took months to reduce the noise and make the radio quiet so a weak station was above the noise level. The original CCRadio was introduced in July of 1998 and we haven’t looked back. Grandma Faye gave the best compliment; “you can hear the voices with this radio”. It’s gone through a few different iterations based on customer feedback and changes in technology but the idea behind it remains and it continues to be one of the most popular radios we offer. Models based on our design are still popular worldwide. It took several more years but we eventually invented and received a patent for the Twin Coil Ferrite AM antenna. This allowed us to exceed the reception of our original AM antenna and radio.

Our line of CC Radios has expanded to include different types and styles but the focus on reception and audio remains. C. Crane has talked first hand with over one million radio listeners concerned with improving their reception. There is a considerable group of listeners who enjoy or by circumstance choose to use radio as their primary source of news and entertainment.

In honor of our anniversary month, 18 years of CCRadios, you can enter to win, tell us your if you own any of the CCRadio line and which one, how long and your favorite thing to listen to on it in comments on this blog and win the CCRadio of your choice. Drawing will be held July 31st. Only one entry per person.

Congratulations winner SoCalPal! Thank you for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 16th, 2015 Winner:

Congratulations to Connolly, winner of the CC LED Spot XB Spotlight
Thank you All for participating in this year’s C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas!

Happy Holidays! Love the C. Crane Family

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 16th, 2015- Day 12:

Congratulations to William Apple, winner of the Unity Plus LED Flashlight

Today’s giveaway: CC LED Spot XB Spotlight.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is the best gift you’re gifting someone? And what are you asking for this Christmas?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 15th, 2015:

Congratulations to VK53, winner of the Over the Earphone and the Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight

Today’s giveaway: Unity Plus LED Flashlight

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is your ideal holiday feast? Or you favorite holiday side dish?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 14th, 2015:

Congratulations to Alan W, winner of the CC Windup LED Lantern

Today’s giveaway: The Over the Earphone and the Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: Does your family have any unique holiday traditions or stories? If so what are they?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways

12 days of Christmas

December 9th, 2015:

Congratulations to Zoe, winner of the CC LED Spot XB Spotlight.   Some of us here at C. Crane didn’t know what a “hippie stick” was. If you don’t either, have a look “Hippie Stick”

Today’s giveaway: SoftSpeaker 2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What was your favorite stocking stuffer ever?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

December 7th, 2015:

Congratulations to RidingonFumes09, winner of the Senta 40 Wooden Headphones.

Today’s giveaway: The Senta 9 Earbuds with Mute Button.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What do you like to share with others the most at the holidays?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!