Theres a few radio stations I always want to keep tuned to. Several have local programs that are of interest and, of course, my local stations from the town wherein I was raised , carry local news and feature programs (including several outdoors shows, gardening shows and an antiques show with this rather dyspeptic ol fart who apparises everything for 30 bucks or under). I keep in touch with several Canadian stations from New Brunswick. SOunds stupid but I love the marine reports and local cooking shows from Newfoundland (imagine a cooking show that tells you how t make Ciean Groppe)
If you have internet service an internet radio merely tunes into the web carrier for the station wireless lets you keep the radio anywhere (I have to use a booster cause our house is made of old thick rocks.).
The web radio is actually better sounding than most other superhet radios, (Im not sure about this HD radio cause I dont notice any difference). Course HD radio may just be a marketing trick . If you notice, several local stations with ,local call-in shows , will get callers from all over. Most all of which are web listeners.
I keep several PBS stations like Bangor MAine, Philly, Southern Delaware , and a couple others. Theres a NY station that carries mostly jazz so I use the web to assist me.
Its quite a nice package and you can hook the radio to better speakers if you want fidelity.
look up C Crane company, they have all kinds of sets