The Midland 1001LWX features NOAA weather channels keep you informed on changing conditions and is a feature usually found on more expensive radios. The Midland 1001LWX also includes a backlit digital display for easy nighttime operation. Also included is a Public Address (PA) mode, RF gain and Automatic Noise Blocker. All this is wrapped into a very small and compact chassis that measures only 4.5" wide by 1.75" high. If you need a full-featured compact radio at a incredible price, the Midland 1001LWX is an excellent choice.