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.
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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day KNXtravaganza with Bob Crane

Whether you're jumping through this Leap Day as though it were like any other day, or taking some time to do something a little off-beat and fun, we thought we'd hop along with a bit of hilarity ourselves!

KNX branded their number-one morning man Bob Crane as their KNXtrovert, and they couldn't have been more on target. Bob was born in 1928, which was also a Leap Year, and from Day One, he was full of energy. His school friends remember him as always smiling and quick with a joke, not to mention drumming on everything - from lockers to tables to chairs to desks! In every aspect of his career - whether it was radio, television, theatre, or film - he was driven toward success. Inside sources at KNX claim he would work at the station until late in the evening preparing for the next day's show, which began at 6:00 a.m. each morning. In a recent article by John Burgeson of the Connecticut Post, Bob's son Scott stated, "He was a workaholic, and I don't understand when he slept or ate... The amount of prep work he did for his shows was just amazing, preparing dozens of sound effects that he would play during the show."

Here's Bob during the 5th anniversary of his KNX Show, and he sings, hums, talks, drums, and jumps along to "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." Incidentally, if you haven't written a letter of support to the National Radio Hall of Fame Steering Committee, what are you waiting for?! Deadline is March 1, so submit your letter today! (Click here for details.)

"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"
The Bob Crane Show / KNX-CBS Radio - 5th Anniversary Show
February 15, 1960

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