It plays fine with just an extended antenna wire, and even better with a link to an external antenna. Original knobs, the dial lights up as it should and it plays very well. Radio measures approximately 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7D. IF you are looking for a bargain, and enjoy the pleasure that is derived from doing your own restoration at your pace, please check out these most affordable radios. You can listen to Spotify, IHeart, Pandora, Sirius XM, and many FM radio stations through this old vintage radio.The item "Beautiful, working 1939 Zenith Streamlined Wavemagnet Vacuum Tube BAKELITE Radio" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "classicdecoradio" and is located in Toledo, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.