This Bulova clock radio on the right has an interesting feature: The radio dial is part of the clock dial. Most clock radios have these as separate dials.
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In the RCA 8X541, try using a 12SG7 in place of the 12SK7 in the IF stage. Should produce twice the gain on weak signals. Check for birdies and oscillations on weak ststions.
I've seen a lot of RCA AA5s with this particular circuit board layout.