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BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 27, 2017 - 4:09pm

 Skydog wrote:
Sent the C.Crane back today.
Two stations I could not get so it's just not worth it.
My fault though, I thought Internet Radio meant internet radio.
I couldn't get Radio Paradise or WEMU 89.1 FM
if interested here's a link to WEMU 
http://wemu.org/#stream/0
it's a college station, Eastern Michigan University

 
Pretty sure we're in Reciva's directory (the one C.Crane uses).

Best standalone Internet radio these days  — & much more —  is Amazon Echo.  
Skydog

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 - 10:04am

 kurtster wrote:

That answers that question.  

Other than that, how did it work and sound ? 

 
the sound was decent enough for what I would have used it for, drifting off to sleep.
all things considered (set-up), it worked okay 
 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 - 10:02am

 Skydog wrote:
Sent the C.Crane back today.
Two stations I could not get so it's just not worth it.
My fault though, I thought Internet Radio meant internet radio.
I couldn't get Radio Paradise or WEMU 89.1 FM
if interested here's a link to WEMU 
http://wemu.org/#stream/0
it's a college station, Eastern Michigan University

 
I guess before you ordered, you could have joined Receiva ... they won't show you what they have without an account.

And maybe it would have been a simple thing to get RP added. Not sure. But thanks for investigating!

Note: The CC Wifi uses Reciva technology. C. Crane has no control over content or the provider for internet radios.

 
 


kurtster

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 - 9:57am

 Skydog wrote:
Sent the C.Crane back today.
Two stations I could not get so it's just not worth it.
My fault though, I thought Internet Radio meant internet radio.
I couldn't get Radio Paradise or WEMU 89.1 FM
if interested here's a link to WEMU 
http://wemu.org/#stream/0
it's a college station, Eastern Michigan University

 
That answers that question.  

Other than that, how did it work and sound ? 
Skydog

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 - 9:51am

Sent the C.Crane back today.
Two stations I could not get so it's just not worth it.
My fault though, I thought Internet Radio meant internet radio.
I couldn't get Radio Paradise or WEMU 89.1 FM
if interested here's a link to WEMU 
http://wemu.org/#stream/0
it's a college station, Eastern Michigan University
islander

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 - 4:29pm

 Antigone wrote:
I love my Squeezebox.



 
Well the kids don't eat
And the dog can't sleep
There's no escape from the music
In the whole damn street
Antigone

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 - 2:36pm

I love my Squeezebox.


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 7:47pm

 Skydog wrote:

15 bucks for any game?
I'm there, I would listen to Tiger games from the other team's broadcast
I liked that with XM,  get a lot of different info on everything from around the leagues

 
I guess it's $20 now. It's free with the MLBtv subscription so I wasn't aware they'd upped it.
Skydog

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 6:35pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The MLB app costs $15 I think and allows live radio streaming of any game. Very much worth it. 

 
15 bucks for any game?
I'm there, I would listen to Tiger games from the other team's broadcast
I liked that with XM,  get a lot of different info on everything from around the leagues
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 4:43pm

 Skydog wrote:

I looked it up, thanks
I'm only going to use it in my bedroom, I always like to have baseball on the radio when I turn in
not because it's boring but because it gives me peace of mind
after sundown I can pick up Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, Tribe
but I doubt that I'll be able to listen to baseball streaming since MLB doesn't allow it
We moved in 2015 and where we live now is in nowheresville and nothing but church, talk and bro-country
I can pick up the PBS station out of East Lansing but it's classical music and I have been listening to that  and even picked up on a few things

 
The MLB app costs $15 I think and allows live radio streaming of any game. Very much worth it. 
Skydog

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 11:31am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He means you should run a cable to it from your router, at least until you have it set up and the presets how you like them. That way you won't be dealing with the added layer of complexity that is the WIFI. 

 
I looked it up, thanks
I'm only going to use it in my bedroom, I always like to have baseball on the radio when I turn in
not because it's boring but because it gives me peace of mind
after sundown I can pick up Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, Tribe
but I doubt that I'll be able to listen to baseball streaming since MLB doesn't allow it
We moved in 2015 and where we live now is in nowheresville and nothing but church, talk and bro-country
I can pick up the PBS station out of East Lansing but it's classical music and I have been listening to that  and even picked up on a few things
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 11:21am

 Skydog wrote:

hmmm, not a clue about what you said, 
I saw a video of the thing and they didn't tell you how to operate it just what stations you can pick up
funny coincidence the first one was an AM station out of Detroit, I'm sure you picked it across the lake WJR AM 760
I can pick up WTAM AM 1100 out of Cleveland at night, I listen to the Tribe sometimes  
 I'm hoping I can get RP 
 
He means you should run a cable to it from your router, at least until you have it set up and the presets how you like them. That way you won't be dealing with the added layer of complexity that is the WIFI. 
Skydog

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 11:07am

 kurtster wrote:

I would use the Ethernet port and do a hardwire set up for all the functions first especially while looking for your first set of stations.  Then you should be good to go the first time out.

 
hmmm, not a clue about what you said, 
I saw a video of the thing and they didn't tell you how to operate it just what stations you can pick up
funny coincidence the first one was an AM station out of Detroit, I'm sure you picked it across the lake WJR AM 760
I can pick up WTAM AM 1100 out of Cleveland at night, I listen to the Tribe sometimes  
 I'm hoping I can get RP 


kurtster

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 10:11am

 Skydog wrote:
I just placed the order for the C.Crane, I hope all I have to do is plug the electric cord into the wall and listen

 
I would use the Ethernet port and do a hardwire set up for all the functions first especially while looking for your first set of stations.  Then you should be good to go the first time out.


pigtail

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 10:03am

 Proclivities wrote:
sherman

"Julie, Julie, Julie, do ya' love me?"

 
I had this lunchbox....Now I feel it necessary to explain that I am sure it was probably less expensive then the David Cassidy one I REALLY wanted.  Either that or mom was late to the shelf and I got the remnants.
Skydog

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 10:03am

I just placed the order for the C.Crane, I hope all I have to do is plug the electric cord into the wall and listen
kurtster

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 8:33am

 Proclivities wrote:

Nice radio there.  My wife has an Amazon Fire and uses it often, more for Facebook, YouTube, and emails.  If you have a brand new one it probably has Alexa voice commands too, so you can probably just tell it to play RP.  I got an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas and I have it Bluetooth connected to a portable stereo speaker; it's pretty cool.

 
Yeah, its the most recent version with 'premium Dolby sound' and Alexa.  Sounds good period.  Got a Fire Stick at the same time that also has Alexa.  Haven't used the FS yet but it will eventually go in the TV and make the pad a remote control.  And when I really want to get jiggy, the TV has optical out to the receiver so I can go for it if I want to.  It does make the receiver optional, which is good. 
islander

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 8:19am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Cool. They have some open box returns too. Save a few bucks...

 
I recommend their gear as well. I've used a few antennas from them and I used to have an FM repeater that made a nice internet radio cloud at my old place.  

Sonos speakers are also a great way to get internet radio to random spots. WiFi is far superior to bluetooth for rebroadcasting audio for about a billion reasons. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 7:51am

 Skydog wrote:
I read through this thread and I think the C.Crane CC WiFi Internet Radio that Kurtster suggested is the way to go,
check it out here http://www.ccrane.com/CC-WiFi-Internet-Radio-w-Clock-Alarm-99-Memory-Presets


 
Cool. They have some open box returns too. Save a few bucks...
Proclivities

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Posted: Mar 9, 2017 - 7:42am

 kurtster wrote:

Ha !  Yes the price did indeed come down.  Don't own the radio but I can tell you that CCrane is a good outfit, family owned and has great customer service.  You have 60 days to return it, no questions asked.

Still looking at this radio.  My present clock radio is 35 years old and its an analogue tuner so changing channels in the middle of the night is a bitch.  I've been listening to evening and overnight talk since I was a kid when I built my Remco crystal radio and listened with one of those old fashioned ear pieces.  Mine was before there was the single sided headphone.

In the meantime, I got my first tablet, an Amazon Fire HD.  Haven't really used it a whole lot yet, other than as a portable radio.  I've got RP and I ♥ Radio and some stations that I must use their webpage in order to listen.  Its pretty cool doing that.

d 
 
Nice radio there.  My wife has an Amazon Fire and uses it often, more for Facebook, YouTube, and emails.  If you have a brand new one it probably has Alexa voice commands too, so you can probably just tell it to play RP.  I got an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas and I have it Bluetooth connected to a portable stereo speaker; it's pretty cool.
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