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  • End of the world for Oakland's Family Radio?

    05/12/2013 6:59:25 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/12/13 | Matthias Gaffni
    Two days before the date his boss had predicted as the Apocalypse, Matt Tuter made an auspicious decision: He canceled the skywriters. Family Radio, the Oakland-based evangelical network run by Harold Camping, had already spent more than $5 million on 5,000 billboards announcing Judgment Day -- May 21, 2011 -- according to tax documents. Now, Tuter said, he feared that the airplanes, which were to inscribe the warnings in the skies above major U.S. cities, were one expense too many for a business operating as if there really would be no tomorrow. Two years later, Camping's predictive powers have been...
  • Harold Camping's Family Radio Stations Dropping Christian Content?

    01/22/2013 8:15:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2013 | By Katherine Weber
    Harold Camping's Family Radio Inc. (also referred to as Family Stations Inc.) has been undergoing changes as the radio network seeks to shed the non-commercial status of some of its properties, prompting some observers to wonder if these stations will also be shedding their Christian content. Specifically, it has been reported that the Christian radio network filed a request to have its WFME Newark station converted from a non-commercial to commercial operation on Jan 6. A visit to Family Radio's "reception reports" for New York shows that WFME is "off air" and has apparently been awaiting a fix for months....
  • Harold Camping Admits Sin, Announces End to Doomsday Predictions

    03/07/2012 7:54:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 3/6/12 | Lillian Kwon
    After numerous failed doomsday predictions, Family Radio founder Harold Camping announced this month that he has no plans to predict ever again the day of God's Judgment. He also issued an apology to listeners, admitting that he was wrong. "We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God's hands and He will end time in His time, not ours!" a statement on Family Radio's website reads. "We humbly recognize that God may not tell His people the date when Christ will return, any more than He tells anyone the date they will die physically." Camping,...
  • Doomsday believer donates entire inheritance to Family Radio

    06/02/2011 6:25:26 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 18 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 1, 2011 | Blake Ellis,
    When the world didn't end on May 21, many people who had given up their earthly possessions were left with nothing. But one believer never lived to see the day. She left nearly her entire estate -- around $300,000 -- to the group behind the failed prediction, leaving some family members out in the cold. Eileen Heuwetter was shocked to find out that her aunt left the majority of her estate to Family Radio, the group responsible for the doomsday warnings that the world would end on May 21. She and her sister were each left $25,000 from their aunt's...
  • Former Family Radio affiliate station calls Harold Camping “a false prophet.”

    05/27/2011 1:16:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Taylor on ^ | 5/26/11 | Tom Taylor
    Hudson Valley’s WFSO, Olivebridge NY issues “a humble appeal to followers of Harold Camping” and says something startling – “Now is the time to repent and turn to Christ.” No doubt Camping (who’s not a minister) would find that strange, since he believes he’s helped save many people around the world. But the failure of Camping’s May 21 end-of-the-world prophecy, in the eyes of WFSO, means it’s time to talk plainly. It says “From now on, do not lend your ears to anything from Harold Camping” – and Redeemer Broadcasting Network claims that perhaps 80% to 90% of Family Radio’s...
  • A "flabbergasted" Harold Camping talks about his end-of-the-world call

    05/24/2011 7:02:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies ^ | 5/24/11 |
    To clear up one question: no donations will be returned, since Family Radio principal Camping says the money was given to spread the gospel, and that work will continue. He devoted his entire 90-minute "Open Forum" Monday night (5/23) to questions about what really happened last Saturday. He reiterated his belief that the world truly is going to end on October 21, and as far as he’s concerned, Judgment Day really did occur on May 21. Why were there no terrible earthquakes and disasters over the weekend? Because, he says, God decided not to make people suffer through the next...
  • Just Another Broadcast Day At Family Radio

    05/23/2011 7:00:29 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies ^ | 5/22/11 | Jim Pastrick
    After all the hoopla about Family Radio's Harold Camping preaching of the rapture and the end time on May 21, 2011, today I checked Family Radio's Buffalo FM, 89.9 WFBF... On the air and from what I heard, business as usual. But it makes me wonder, is a hoax such as Camping's preaching and promising an actionable offense before the FCC? Imagine the uproar if Clear Channel, Entercom or Cumulus participated in such a "promotion." Yes, CC has thousands of stations and Family Radio has about a hundred. Still, Harold Camping's advisory cost some members of the listening public their...
  • Harold Camping Should Publicly Repent, Says Southern Baptist Leader

    05/21/2011 7:27:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2011 | Michelle Vu
    Harold Camping needs to publicly apologize for being wrong about his doomsday prediction and leading people astray, said a Southern Baptist leader. The California radio broadcaster’s wrong prediction about the rapture and the end of the world reflected poorly on Christians, said Ed Stetzer, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s missiologist in residence. Stetzer issued a series of tweets about Camping’s eschatological prediction on Saturday, among which one noted that there was no earthquake in New Zealand after 6 p.m. “Harold Camping, pls update w/your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers,” Stetzer tweeted....
  • The Most Bizarre Thing About The $72 Million Organization Promoting The End Of The World

    05/20/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2011 | Gus Lubin
    All of the talk about the world ending on May 21 comes from one organization run by one man: Harold Camping's Family Radio. At first glance it would seem that 89-year-old Camping is running the biggest scam the world has ever seen -- racking up donations from terrified believers around the world right up until 6 PM on May 21 when... the world doesn't end... and Camping and all of those donations vanish into thin air. But here's the surprising thing. Most of Family Radio's revenue -- generated almost entirely by donations -- is put back into advertising and broadcasting...
  • Is The End Nigh? We'll Know Soon Enough (World to end May 21)

    05/07/2011 9:27:55 PM PDT · by tlb · 355 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | May 7, 2011 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty
    May 21, "starting in the Pacific Rim at around the 6 p.m. local time hour, in each time zone, there will be a great earthquake,". The true Christian believers will be "raptured": They'll fly upward to heaven. "and on top of all that, there's no more salvation at that point. 153 days later that the entire universe and planet Earth will be destroyed." "I no longer think about 401(k)s and retirement," he says. "I'm just a lot less stressed, and in a way I'm more carefree." Brown is married with several young children, and none of them shares his beliefs....
  • Judgment Day rapture for CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel

    04/28/2011 10:46:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/28/11 | Jessica Heslam
    CBS Outdoor and Clear Channel are cashing in on the disturbing end-of-the-world ad campaign in the Bay State as dozens of expensive local billboards are plastered with a doom and gloom “Judgment Day” May 21 message. Michael Garcia, who is heading the billboard blitz for Family Radio, a California-based Christian network, said the ads are emblazoned on 50 Clear Channel properties in the Boston market and on another half-dozen CBS Outdoor-owned billboards. Between 1,200 and 1,500 of the ominous billboards are strewn around the country, mostly on CBS-owned properties, according to Family Radio. One industry insider estimates the national billboard...
  • Fundamentalist-evangelical Harold Camping predicts rapture of 200 million on May 21, 2011

    04/22/2011 4:57:42 PM PDT · by CTrent1564 · 157 replies
    Internet monk blog ^ | April 22, 2011 | Chaplain Mike
    By Chaplain Mike “We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people (that is about 3% of today’s population). On the first day of the Day of Judgment (May 21, 2011) they will be caught up (raptured) into Heaven because God had great mercy for them. This is why we can be so thankful that God has given us advance notice of Judgment Day. Because God is so merciful, maybe He will have mercy on you.” • Literature from Family Radio: “Judgment Day: May 21″
  • Christian group has ultimate prediction (Harold Camping at it yet again)

    01/03/2011 6:30:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    WTNH ^ | 1/2/2010 | Tom Breen
    If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which she'll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here. Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011. To get the word out, they're using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities...
  • Nashville billboards claim Jesus will return May 21, 2011 (Harold Camping at it again)

    12/03/2010 7:19:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    There are 24 shopping days left till Christmas. And 171 days left until Jesus' second coming. That's the message on 40 billboards around Nashville, proclaiming May 21, 2011, as the date of the Rapture. Billboards are up in eight other U.S. cities, too. Fans of Family Radio Inc., a nationwide Christian network, paid for the billboards. Family Radio's founder, Harold Camping, predicted the May date for the Rapture. Their message is simple — "He Is Coming Again" — and their aim is to get unbelievers to turn around quickly. But critics say the billboards are a waste of time, one...
  • Judgment Day! May 21, 2011

    04/20/2010 9:22:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 609+ views
    Judgment Day!May 21, 2011 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Revelation 9:5 The End of the WorldOctober 21, 2011 The purpose of this tract is to inform you of the great urgency there now is in the world for each and every person to be reconciled to God.  The Bible is the Word of God!  Everything the Bible declares has the full authority of God Himself.  Now, at this time, information is...