I share some traits with Survivalists, plus loving Minimalism, so the idea of eventually being able to "downdate" (opposite of "update") to the Technologically simplest solution for lots of stuff rings a bell for me.
Still very much use an AM radio everyday, idly babbling/chattering a few feet away while I do boring but necessary stuff such as cutting/rounding/sanding/painting wood panels, assembling cabinets, winding transformers, cutting/punching sheet metal, etc. , can´t stand silence.
Just turn it on, tune it to something I want to listen at the moment, put it in an apron pocket and it goes everywhere I go, as simple as that.
**Might** setup a wide area WiFi connection or something, setup a Music or Podcast server and carry everywhere some kind of digital receiver with headphones, etc. , that is the modern solution, but so far the humble AM radio has been a faithful companion for the last 49 years