ABOUT GRB

GRB HISTORY

Since the first installation in Marble Falls in 2002, GRB’s Senior Inspirational Channel has reached out to over 8,000 senior residents and rehabilitation patients in various Texas senior healthcare facilities through television.

Among the facilities airing GRB’s 24/7 programming of music therapy, hymns and organ music for 20 hours/day include:

  • Northwood Healthcare in Marble Falls

  • Bayou Manor in Houston

  • Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor in Houston

  • Stoneybrook Healthcare in Houston

  • Seven Acres Jewish Senior Services in Houston

  • The Golden Age Hobby House in Houston

  • CedarView Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Austin.

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.

In response to the incredible isolation, neglect, and disconnection of the ”forgotten demographic” of Adults 60+ years old, the lack of age appropriate, senior satellite radio programming and the dismal 67% NON VISITATION rate of senior residents in Houston area healthcare facilities, Golden Rule Broadcasting’s purpose was solidified.

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.

 

Rick Pratt works on GRB installation at Stoneybrook.

Dan Wales of KHCB installs the audio portion of The Senior Channel at Seven Acres.

Reinstallation at Northwood Healthcare in Marble Falls,TX. Vivian Barrineau, Charter Board Member with Dawn Stallings, Founder

A fifth program area, International Outreach, duplicates the above senior programs to vulnerable, isolated and un-reached people groups, particularly in Africa.

2006 marked the dedication of Studio 7, a fully operational radio production facility in Maun, Botswana through a partnership with Love Botswana and United Christian Broadcasters to produce and air preventive pandemic disease vignettes for the youth of Botswana in Sub Saharan Africa.

Communication Device distribution and Comfort Basket program services began in March 2013 in NW Botswana including the Caprivi Strip and the Zimbabwe marketplace.

Dawn at Studio 7 in Zimbabwe, Africa