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A cheap pocket radio is likely to offer poor reception of a low powered AM station. Any kind of pocket radio with a speaker is becoming more and more difficult to find; especially good ones. You might see if Radio Shack has any AM only sets but I think they’ve all vanished. They used to sell the “flavoradios” a long time ago.
Also, is a small battery powered radio really going to be adequate in a classroom? Why not get something larger with a decent speaker so the class could hear it? There are some nice Sony table radios with reasonably good audio quality that you could consider.
Before spending money on a quantity of these sets, I suggest trying one in the places where you expect it to work and also seeing whether the audio quality and volume will provide the service you want. I don’t know what you’re trying to do, but covering the inside of a school classroom with a 100 mW free standing transmitter seems like a very difficult thing to do. You might consider a carrier current system for use inside the building, possibly supplemented with the free-standing 100 mW transmitter if you want outdoor coverage.
Just some thoughts… good luck! Sounds like a fun project!
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