Gila River Broadcasting Corporation | About Us
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About Us

Vision

The members of Gila River will have a vital source of programming to be more informed about issues pertaining to their daily lives, and tribal departments will have an avenue of outreach to engage with the community.


Mission

The mission of GRBC is to be the source to which community members and tribal departments can turn to for information and entertainment through programs that will educate the public, enhance awareness and share the history, culture, and realities of Gila River and other Native Americans.


Corporate Profile

The Gila River Broadcasting Corporation (GRBC) is the first Low Power Television station operating in Indian Country with both English and O’odham language programming. The Gila River Indian Community, a sovereign tribal nation, identified a need for culturally competent and respectful programming that was not available for their community members. Their vision became a reality in January 2015, when the first program was aired over high definition channels 19, 21, and 29.

Local TV audiences within the seven districts of the Gila River Indian Community can look GRBC for cultural, language, public safety, education, health and wellness, news, and children’s programming. The plan is to generate revenue through advertising. The stations goal is to eventually produce local O’odham content by, and for, the People.


Partnership

GRBC is on-air 24/7 in partnership with First Nations Experience, or FNX, based in San Bernadino, California. Thanks to FNX, Gila River tribal members can look to GRBC for cultural and educational content, all delivered from a uniquely Native American and Indigenous perspective. Visit FNX for more information.

Inform. Engage. Inspire.

COMPANY STATISTICS

MARKET
Gila River Indian Community
(South of Phoenix, AZ)

HEADQUARTERS
Chandler, AZ

YEAR BEGAN BROADCASTING
2015

TV CHANNELS
19 KGRF Maricopa Village Area
21 KGRY Blackwater Area
29 KGRQ Stotonic Area

OWNERSHIP
Sovereign Tribal Government

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Belinda Nelson, Chairperson
Pamela Thomas, Vice-Chairperson
John Lewis, Board Member
Contra Nelson, Board Member
Lee Miguel, Jr., Board Member

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
7065 W. Allison Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
520.796.8848 (o) | 520.796.7534 (f)
info@grbc.tv
grbc.tv

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