I still keep a transistor radio around the house and make sure I always have batteries for it. There have been many times during our cold winters where we have been without electricity for a couple of days.
With this transistor radio, I can keep up with the weather and local news when I need to. I have also taken it with me sometimes when I am outside gardening and want to hear one of my favorite radio talk shows.
I know with all the new electronic equipment that transistor radios are mostly a thing of the past, but there have been several times that it has still come in handy for me.