My mother wanted a radio for the kitchen and the current one, part of a cheap boom box, got terrible reception. I tried this one for her and she loves it. The dials are simple and straightforward to use and the reception is very good. One of her friends is going to get one, and I'm thinking it might be a good idea to get one too, just in case. It was delivered within two or three days and arrived in great condition. A good product.