I don't like using analog radios for bedside use, for a couple of reasons:
1) Lack of presets. I like being able to easily change among several stations. Radios with dedicated presets are the best for this, and one can learn to operate them without even seeing the radio. Among currently-available radios, the Sangean WR-2, PR-D5, PR-D15, PR-D7 and the C. Crane CCRadio-2E come to mind as having this feature. My bedside radio is a Sony ICF-2010 from around 1986. I think it has 32 dedicated preset buttons.
2) Frequency drift. All of my analog radios exhibit drift that increases with time and the amount of temperature change. Use for eight hours overnight in a room where the temperature is probably dropping is a good test of frequency drift. My GE Superadio (original version), GE Superadio 3, CCRadio-EP and Tecsun R-308 all exhibit noticeable drift.
So I'll stick with a digital radio with dedicated presets as my bedside radio. If you only listen to one station all the time and you can find an analog radio with no drift, then a digital radio with dedicated presets might not be needed.
I think I'm in love with this Sangean WR-15 radio selling on Amazon. It's got that cozy radio-listening-time feeling. It comes in 3 colors, black, silver, and walnut. Its size is 8 inches tall and 4.72 inches across. It's slightly larger than the similar Tivoli PAL, which is 6 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide. The WR-15 has a 3-inch speaker, perhaps the same in the WR-2.
On the Sangean site, you'll see that you attach the wire FM antenna to the back of the radio. I used to prefer telescopic FM antennas but some, including my Tivoli PAL, get stripped and loose and become a problem. Also they can bend and snap, especially if you have small kids in the house. So I'm more than okay with the wire antenna.
I may get this to replace my WR-2 on the bed as the WR-15 has a smaller footprint and I can put the WR-2 in my office. Now I just have to decide among black, silver, or walnut.
Because Amazon says available in 1-3 months, it is no doubt a future release.
When I got bit by the radio bug in 2004 and bought every Grundig, Eton, Kaito, and Tecsun being released, I started my radio education. At the time, I also bought some vintage Panasonic, Sony, and Telefunken radios.
Has my passion died? Not really. Here's the thing. I've got what I want. And I know my limitations regarding my tech skills, so I only use my mint Panasonic RF-888 shown below when I want a taste of vintage glory. My beloved Panasonic RF-877 "GI-Joe Radio" (top of the post) shown has amazing FM/AM reception but its sound is intermittent due to oxidization inside the pot. I may have to hire someone to clean it out.
I'm resigned to the fact that while I have the best modern radios for suiting my listening needs, none of them have the majesty of a Panasonic RF-2200 or a lesser priced GE Super Radio II.
In any event, here's my current collection:
The C.Crane SW Radio plays in my workout den/office. I wanted it in my bedroom but its FM antenna too easily hooked on my elbow when I was getting up in the dark, so back in the den it went. Strengths: FM and loud sound. Weaknesses: None.
C.Crane 2E plays in the kitchen. I bought this a year ago evidencing that I'll still buy a new radio if I am confident that it is an upgrade to what I already own. The 2E proves to be better than its previous incarnation in terms of sound and FM reception but only by a hair. Weakness: Like all my radios, 640 AM is too strong in Torrance and gets overload in the sound of squawking goose. I gave up on 640 and now listen to Leo Laporte podcasts.
C. Crane Plus in the girls' bathroom. Nearly as good as the 2E. Ed bought this for me for 7 dollars at Fryes. My greatest radio deal ever.
Tivoli Songbook in the master bathroom. It's small so it fits on the tiny bathroom table. FM is fine. AM is subject to interference.
Sangean WR-2 plays in the master bedroom. I love that its earbud jack is in the front. FM is great. AM is above average. Problems: The on-off button sometimes needs to be pressed 3-5 times to operate, a condition that can be improved with a Q-Tip dab of Deoxit.
So there you have it. I still love my radios. I don't buy them much anymore, not because I've lost my passion but because I've got what I want.