Published in September 2015, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography contains the first-hand testimonies, memories, and recollections from 200 prominent individuals from Bob Crane's life. Family, friends as far back as grade school, and coworkers in radio, television (including many from Hogan's Heroes), theatre, and film have helped tell his complete story. In addition, the hard cover edition contains more than 200 rare family and professional photographs, some never before published or seen by the public until now. Discover the truth! If you think you know Bob Crane before reading this book, you don't know him at all. Author profits will be donated to various charities in Bob's memory.
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Official Statement about the Re-Investigation of Bob Crane's Murder (11/23/16)
"We—my coauthors and I, members of Bob Crane's family, his friends, and his colleagues—are always hopeful that one day, the true identity of Bob's murderer will be known and justice can be served. However, this recent investigation did not reveal any groundbreaking information or provide a resolution, and the subsequent media coverage did nothing more than bring unnecessary heartache to many who knew, loved, and cared about Bob. We do not discuss or endorse any speculative theories as to who may have committed the crime. We encourage those who want to know more about Bob Crane to discover his complete and true life story in Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. All author profits are being donated to various charities in Bob's memory."
—Carol Ford, author, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Celebrate Enarc Week: 7/10 thru 7/16


What in the world is Enarc Week, you ask? 

In 1953, WICC in Bridgeport, CT, embarked on a campaign to promote its various on-air personalities. Bob Crane dubbed his week "Enarc Week." While we don't know exactly which week during the summer of '53 was set aside for Bob, we believe it's rather apropos to give the official designation to Crane's birth week (he would have been 83 years young on Wednesday, July 13th). Incidentally, and in case you didn't already guess, "Enarc" is "Crane" spelled backwards.

Billboard Magazine
August 22, 1953, p. 36
WICC knew a good thing when they saw it, realizing very early on that Bob Crane was a goldmine. To this day, the station and city of Bridgeport still regard Bob Crane as one of their finest and certainly most famous radio personalities. In the book, Only in Bridgeport: An Illustrated History of the Park City, Lennie Grimaldi writes, "Crane added a new dimension to radio, interjecting one-liners between record-spinning. Crane also played the drums and often talked his way into performing with bands at the Pleasure Beach Ballroom" (p. 64).

So in honor of Bob Crane's decades of radio antics; more than 1,000 voices; his dedication to the radio, music, and acting industries; and his upcoming birthday, break out the balloons and party favors, and do something completely off-the-wall and silly this week. And if you can't this week, any week will do!

Bob Crane Show / KNX-CBS Radio
January 1, 1964



Bob Crane / Filler Clip / Welk 1964 by vote4bobcrane



Reference
Grimaldi, L. (1993). Only in Bridgeport: An illustrated history of the Park City (2nd ed.). Bridgeport, CT: Harbor Publishing.

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