my portable is a grundig , with am/am/shortwave
i enjoy scanning the shortwave for world news, and just strange music and different programing that you can come acrossed. a big advantage to a good protable like this is you can string up an external antenae and get radio from all over. in the morning i make coffee and sit outside and listen to news, since i get up early and don't disturb others that way. and sometimes, the wife and i find a nice romantic spot , say by a river. spred a picnic blanket, have a little wine , cheeze, and music,and just enjoy being together alone. you can't do that with a mounted radio.