Family Radio, also known by its licensee name Family Stations Inc., is a Christian radio network based in Oakland, California, USA, founded by Lloyd Lindquist, Richard H. Palmquist and Harold Camping. The network consists mainly of FM radio stations with non-commercial licenses (and a few commercial licenses used as non-commercial) and relays, with some AM stations and two television stations, plus WYFR shortwave in Okeechobee, Florida. The network produces programming in more than 40 languages.
Family Radio is best known for the false predictions made on the air by Harold Camping. He has predicted that the Rapture would occur on four different occasions; first he said it would happen in September 1994, then he revised the date to March 1995. More recently on May 21, 2011, his third prediction attracted worldwide media interest. Following the failure of that prediction, the Family Radio website was updated to a new design that falls back to the date of October 21, 2011 for the end of the world, which originally was the end of the "five months of torment" including:
"In Genesis 2:7 we read:
'And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground…' Thus the word 'earthquake' can also be understood to teach that mankind shakes from the cold. Therefore we have learned from our experience of last May 21 what actually happened. All of mankind was shaken with fear. Indeed the earth (or mankind) did quake in a way it had never before been shaken."
To see earlier versions of the Family Radio site one may go to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
... FM radio stations Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner Target city/market City of license 88.3 FM KLMP The Light Christian Bethesda Christian Broadcasting Rapid City Rapid City 88.7 FM K204FB ... Telecommunications Rapid City Rapid City 89.9 FM KQFR Family Radio Christian Family Stations Inc Rapid City Rapid City 90.3 FM KASD American Family Radio Christian American Family Radio Rapid City Rapid City 91.3. 93.9 FM KKMK Magic 93.9 Hot AC New Rushmore Radio, Inc ...
... WFME-TV was established as an outgrowth of radio station WFME (94.7 FM, now WNSH), which began broadcasting Family Radio programming in 1963 and was purchased outright by the ... In January 2013, 94.7 FM was sold to Cumulus Media, with Family Radio programming moving to newly-acquired 106.3 FM (the present-day WFME (FM)) in Mount Kisco, New York ... The station's schedule consists of several consecutive airings of Family Bible Reading Fellowship (a video broadcast of a Family Radio Bible study program), The Joy of Music, and Hymn Sing ...
... It broadcasts in ATSC on UHF channel 28 and is owned by Family Radio ... Family Radio's religious television programming is seen during the evening hours Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday, presented in the same fashion as its sister station in New York City ...
... The station originally began as an affiliate of Family Radio (and was the last new non-owned station to affiliate with the network) ... The 2002 statement by Family Radio president Harold Camping that criticized local churches and urged listeners to abandon churches and their tenants led to a ... In 2003, WFSO began decreasing the amount of Family Radio content with its own, consistently Christian, programming ...
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