For the newbie who needs good performance and good speaker sound for his house, I have four radio picks, three that I own and one recommended on SWLing Post.
One. Field Radio: CCrane-SW Radio, about $140 on Amazon. Big speaker sound, strong AM/FM reception. Not the best preset system in the world.
Two. Table or kitchen radio: CCrane 2E Radio, about $160 on Amazon. Decent speaker sound, strong AM/FM reception. Easy-to-use presets.
Three. Bedside clock radio: Sangean WR-2, way up in price because looking at the Sangean USA site today it's no longer being made apparently. So it's old new stock. I love the FM, the heavy presence on the table (doesn't tip over) and the headphone jack in the front.
Four. Reviewed thoroughly on SWLing Post, the Tecsun PL-880 looks like it will be my next radio, a portable with by all accounts rich speaker sound and excellent AM/FM reception. New firmware versions are sold by Anon on eBay who includes an AC adapter in the package.