Summary: FM works very well. AM and Shortwave are mediocre at best, which I learned from other reviews before I bought it. But the radio is the right size for me and I mainly listen to FM. If FM is your thing, it's a very good little radio. If not, don't buy it. One more thing, the controls work fine once you get used to them. There's no pre-select button control, but you have to scroll the top control to move from one preset station to another.
Summary: This is a pretty amazing little radio for the money. Operation is clever but takes a little getting used to. The buttons have different meanings depending on situation and length of depression. Very efficient when done carefully.
Summary: I lived in a tent on the tundra in SW Alaska for two consecutive summers. I was able to pick up Australian rugby games, BBC news from India, and dozens of Asian channels on the shortwave frequencies. If you're going to spend any length of time out in the bush and still want to listen to the game, this is a must have!!!!