Despite our advances in technology, weather still plays a sometimes dangerous role in our lives. Internet and television are usually good sources of information, but in some weather emergencies a portable radio can be essential. The PR-D9W is a versatile device, a well-designed portable AM/FM Stereo radio coupled with being certified as a "Public Alert" emergency radio. It features a built-in dual alarm clock, battery selector for alkaline/rechargeable NiMH, 19 total memory presets, sleep and snooze function, and an easy to read large LCD display with adjustable illumination. All of these capabilities make the PR-D9W Weather Alert a reliable companion for the bedroom, kitchen, or garage.