Thursday, November 19, 2009

hhgregg Announces the Availability of Etón Emergency Radios in Stores

hhgregg Announces the Availability of Etón Emergency Radios in Stores
American Red Cross-Branded Radios Provide Instant Access to Weather and Emergency Information

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg and the design-driven leader in portable radios, Etón Corporation, have announced that the American Red Cross brand of Etón emergency radios are now available in all hhgregg stores. The small, handheld radios provide instant access to news, weather and emergency alerts so that consumers can be prepared and informed during a wide range of emergencies.

With no batteries needed, a built-in flashlight and cell-phone charger, American Red Cross radios by Etón are a critical part of the emergency preparedness kits for homes and offices. The radios receive AM/FM and NOAA signals, providing instant access to local news, severe weather and other emergency alerts.

"We are pleased to be carrying several different models of American Red Cross emergency radios in our stores," said Jeff Pearson, Vice President of Marketing, hhgregg. "With the holiday season upon us and winter weather coming soon, we feel this is an important device for consumers to own, and a practical holiday gift to give to friends and family members."

The American Red Cross radios have multiple power sources, including solar and crank dynamo power, and can charge popular devices such as the Apple iPod, iPhone, and Blackberry via USB jack.

"Our mission is to provide consumers with the most current and critical information on the airwaves," said Esmail Amid-Hozour, CEO of Etón Corporation. "An American Red Cross emergency radio is an essential part of any emergency preparedness kit, and we hope that by offering our line of radios in hhgregg stores this season that more consumers will be inspired to purchase one for their families and friends."

The American Red Cross and Etón recently launched a new initiative to further promote preparedness and peace of mind through its "Do More Than Cross Your Fingers" campaign. A portion of the sale of each American Red Cross radio is donated back to the American Red Cross in an effort to help build stronger relationships with communities across the nation.

About hhgregg

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the names hhgregg(R) and Fine Lines(R). hhgregg currently operates 128 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. For more information visit

About Etón Corporation

Etón Corporation is an established leader in consumer electronics radio products. Etón is always "re-inventing" radio. Its mission is to give the world access to news and information, anytime, anywhere. We strive to empower our customers with the most current information on the airwaves. Our goal is to transcend boundaries, so our radios offer world-wide access to the information everyone needs to hear. For more information visit