to Golden Hours, a service of Omni Media Networks. We
are a radio reading and information service for those who
are unable to read traditional printed material, the physically
disabled and senior citizens.
Hours is on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
DeLaunay is responsible for the overall management of
Golden Hours. Jerry has been in his current role since
1995. Not only is Jerry kept busy with the Golden Hours,
but he is also the chairman of the board of OMNI Media Networks,
DeLaunay and his guide dog Kehei (pronounced "key-eye"
in the studio
Golden Hours was founded in 1975 by Graham
Archer. Archer recognized the value of a radio reading and
entertainment service when his mother-in-law became housebound
and in need of information and entertainment. The service
started with a signal carried over telephone wires.
It then was carried as a secondary audio channel on Oregon
Public Broadcasting's television signal, and over the internet.
When Archer retired in 1987, OPB continued the service until
2008. As of May 1, 2008, OPB dropped their support and Omni
Media Networks is now solely responsible for the Golden Hours
signal, which is now carried only over the internet. We continue
to seek broadcasting partners to carry our signal over the
Golden Hours listeners generally range in age
from 49-90, but all ages are represented. Some listeners
are totally blind; however, many have less severe visual impairments
or are otherwise disabled.