The radio is worth the money over the cheaper shower radios. I have tried lots of the cheap ones - they either didn't work very good, the sound was terrible, they couldn't tune radio stations properly, they broke within weeks or months, and the list goes on.
This radio works, the sound is good (you are not going to get stereophonic sound but for a small unit it is clear and has some oomph behind it), the buttons are all easy to work and program, and it has no problem tuning in radio stations. I haven't had to use the antenna cable at all to get all of my favourite FM stations. Both my 8 & 10 year old kids learned how to operate the unit in minutes.
I haven't owned it long enough to test the longevity of the unit but other reviews indicate there seems to be no issue here.
I will never waste money on cheap ones again. This unit has bang for your buck.