Reading about the Midland WR120 I discovered that there is a simple antenna one can make that would help bring in weak signals. There are only five inexpensive parts to it.
The parts are: 1. a wire coat hanger; 2. a 3 or 4 foot piece of RG6 Coaxial Cable with F Type Connectors; 3. a RG6 F-Type female to female adapter; 4. F-Type female to RCA male coaxial cable connector; 5. a F-Type Balun 300-75 ohm TV connector antenna matching transformer.
Below is the YouTube video I followed to construct the antenna. The first 6 min 30 sec are a review of the radio, then comes how the antenna is constructed.