TECH BLEG: A reader emails:

I’m working on my retirement cabin in the Colorado mountains, and I like to listen to AM talk radio. But the reception where I’m building (Wet Valley between the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristos mountains) is poor, to say the least. Do you or any of your readers know of a good, reliable AM radio that pulls in weak signals? My wife would have an easy Christmas present idea for me at least, if there is one.

I used to have a little Grundig (I think it was the earlier model of this one) that did a great job of pulling in stations, but it was kind of pricey. Any recommendations?