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***SEE UPDATE // Extremely disappointed. Other than the battery life
on December 17, 2017
****UPDATE 2/10/18 - speakers are shot. I keep this radio fairly low, as I use when I'm working, for something in the background, and as I fall asleep. Believe me or not, I have never listened full blast. Not one time. The speakers have been straining to work for about a week, and now pure tin and reverb. This is trash. I took this review down a notch and would select ZERO stars, if possible. ORIGINAL REVIEW ---> Battery life is AWFUL! I have been without tv (my own choice) for about 5 years now and listen to my radio nearly 24/7 (not an exaggeration. It is on all night/day). My prior 'transistor' radio speaker is shot. I had that radio for 27 years. Tonight (Sunday), listening to the Panasonic, of which I had received Tuesday, immediately adding new (Amazon) batteries and running as I had the prior, it died without the slightest indication anything was wrong. I thought it was the station, at first. No. Batteries were dead (I have been using Amazon batteries for months, exclusively). This is AT LEAST a whole week and-a-half short, on average, of what I would usually receive from this brand, or any batteries. Extremely disappointed. Other than the battery life, I enjoy the wide range picked up on both AM and FM frequency. I wanted to love it, but if it continues to eat batteries, it will soon cost me more to keep the power on, than for what I paid. **Forgot to say I was considering buying one for each of my nieces and nephews. I have certainly changed my mind. If I find the battery death was just a glitch, I will update my review.