I own an iPod and I use it quite a bit while backpacking. I love audiobooks.
I have recently been looking at some small radios for backpacking. I saw someone using one of the Grundig FR200
and it was really nice. Excellent reception, hand crank, cellphone/iPod charger, 12 shortwave bands as well as weather radio.
I have also been researching some other radios similar to the Grundig so if anyone has some suggestion please let me know.