Recently, I gave my husband an emergency radio – a model by the American Red Cross that I think should be in every household. This radio is well made, has an attractive look, is compact, and works great. It has three ways for power – battery, solar, and cranking handle. You can switch between the three power sources. I like this features because you cannot always count on batteries. In addition, it has a flashlight and flasher built in, and you can switch to the weather band in several areas. It has the radio, of course, but what I like about it is that it sounds clear, loud enough.
The American Red Cross radio also has a clock and alarm. I am pleased with the radio and Eddie loves it too. I got it at the local Home Depot but you can probably found it online too. With all the craziness in the weather these days, you never know when you would need this gadget. Here are pictures of the radio in case you want one too.