My mom and I bought similar Sony clock radios several months ago. She bought hers at Target, I bought mine at Walmart. I use mine to wake up. She uses hers for a radio in the kitchen. We're both having the same problem with it. These radios set the clock automatically when you plug them in, however we both noticed that the clock is actually around two minutes fast compared to other clocks that set themselves such as the ones on our cell phones and the ones on our cable boxes. Does anyone else have one of those radios where the clock sets automatically and is anyone else having the same problem with the clock being fast?
My Magnavox DVD recorders do the same thing with the clock.
You should have gone to a thrift store and bought an 80s GE AM/FM dual alarm cassette alarm clock. Louder than those cheap POS alarm clocks you find today brand new.
I turn my all the way up and wake up to Bob or Austin's Greatest Hits. Because Bob doesn't have a morning show, and Bo Chase doesn't talk too much like the other stations (95.5, 94.7, etc.) If I set it to talk I will sleep, if I set it to Hip Hop, Top 40, or CHR chances are I will turn it off and go back to sleep.
I work in the afternoons (second shift) so I have it set to 9 AM or 10 AM on some days. On the weekdays Bob does his 9 @ 9, and if it is from the 70s I will have it a blasting or a good year in the 80s.
I also have MP3 Alarm Clock which wakes you up to any MP3 of your choice.