When I received the Radio I tried to tune it both with AM and FM stations, but it did not lock onto any stations. I tried to tune it manually but it only went in steps of 10KHz so did not get 774 (local abc radio) and I could not tune this in properly.. It was very distored because I could not tune it in properly. Tried it on new batteries and a power adapter, but did not make any difference. Returned unit to Amazon and got a full refund, and bought the more expensive (and much larger) radio.. This one works VERY well. We live in Metro Melbourne and in a very good radio reception area, never had trouble tuning a radio in before!!!