I've just ordered a new radio for Spartina. It is an Eton Emergency Weather Radio with AM/FM and, of course, NOAA weather. The power source can be AA batteries, hand crank generator or solar power. Price, through LLBean, is $50.00. It even has a cell phone charger.
I carry a marine vhf radio for communication and weather reports. I also like to have the AM/FM radio along to listen to sports. On Chesapeake Bay Bruce and I have had a great time listening to sports stations out of Washington D.C. On solo trips it can make for a nice companion. On the spring walkabout I went three days with no radio, then listened to sports talk for the next two days. Sometimes I enjoy silence, sometimes I enjoy hearing what is going on in the world.
And for the record, there is no better way to watch a baseball game than on the radio.