The company was originally
owned and run by Nigel Hunt and his wife Magdeleine from premises
in the heart of Suffolk, UK only a stone's throw from nearby Constable
Country. Hospital Radio was the first endeavour when
Nigel and a few pals started "Radio Enfield" in 1970.
Next stop was the "United Biscuits Network" from 1973
- 75 as station engineer working with such seasoned professionals
as Adrian Love and Roger Day. ILR beckoned in 1975 and Nigel spent
twelve very happy years at "Radio Orwell" in Ipswich (now
SGR) latterly as Chief Engineer.
In 1987 Nigel left SGR
where he had amassed the vast amount of knowledge and contacts to
enable him to start "Eastern Electronics" which is a company
that specialises in radio broadcast engineering.
In May 2005 Nigel finally
decided to retire (apart from his analogue tape
machines) passing the company over to John Griffiths
and his wife Kate. John served his apprenticeship with the BBC,
and during his 18 years with the corporation was involved in the
design and building of many studios large and small. From editing
suites right through to one of Radio 2's main continuity suites
in Pebble Mill. When the Mill closed in 2001, John left the BBC
and installed a number of studios as Solutions 2 Sound. As the new
proprietor of Eastern Electronics, John has his own range of experience
to add to that of Nigel and will continue to serve the broadcast
industry, now operating out of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.
The company has remained
small but very busy and has built many of today's successful radio
stations, and is looking forward to building those of tomorrow!
The principle of a personal service has remained, and will continue
to remain, uppermost in the philosophy of Eastern Electronics.
a few of the stations so far
- Switch FM (Birmingham)
- Radio Plus (Coventry)
- Electric Radio Brixton
- Buckie Community Radio
- Point FM (Rhyl)
- RAAJ FM
- HMP Hewell
- HMP Coldingly
- HMP Winson Green
- HMP High Down
- SAAS (Newcastle under Lyme)
- BCU (Birmingham)
- Why not give us a try?