Summary: I purchased the radio this year (May 2015) to use during outdoor events. The radio has good volume and base. The FM channel I use comes in clear, the station is approx. 25 miles away. I'm not sure about AM reception.
I bought the recommended rechargeable batteries for it and stocked up on Duracell ...
Mederic W. Roberts "Ned", Amazon
15 May 2015
Summary: I bought this radio because I felt our family needed a battery powered radio rugged enough to survive an earthquake. I know this radio is designed for use by construction persons however it serves my needs.
Summary: I like the rugged looks of this radio. Reception is excellent. I live over 40 miles from nearest FM station and I can hear stations crystal clear over 70 miles away inside my garage. I also like the side compartment for my Ipod to keep it out of the elements.