Incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 in 2000, Golden Rule Broadcasting debuted the Senior Inspirational Channel on Thanksgiving weekend of November 2002 at Northwood Healthcare in Marble Falls, TX. serving over 100, mostly Medicaid, senior healthcare residents. Because the majority of the residents were non-ambulatory, an engineering model was configured utilizing low voltage radio transmission directly to the resident’s radio.
Additionally, rechargeable solar, fix tuned radios pre-programmed to GRB’s broadcast radio frequency were availed to senior residents who did not have a radio. These solar radios have a simple on/off button and volume control for easy use. Program services continued at Northwood in Marble Falls until 2011 when ownership changed and the residents were re-located to several newer healthcare facilities in the area.
Since GRB’s initial program area to meet the needs of those most isolated, GRB has expanded with three much needed programs. The vulnerable seniors that we serve enjoy the life enhancing benefits of these additional programs:
· Certified Music Therapy
· Gifting of Communication Devices such as a radio or television
· Comfort Basket and Disaster Relief.