About Us

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 programing. The plan is to generate revenue through advertising. The stations goal is to eventually produce local O’odham content by, and for, the People.

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
Anthony Newkirk, Chairman
Pamela Thomas, Vice-Chairwoman
John Lewis, Treasurer
Belinda 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
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