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Family Radio (Family Stations Inc.) is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio religious broadcasting network in the United States, founded by Harold Camping also known as "Brother Camping" in 1959 and based in Oakland, California. The network consists mainly of FM radio stations on non commercial licenses (with a few commercial licenses used as non commercial) and relays, with some AM stations and a television station, plus WYFR shortwave in Okeechobee, Florida. The network produces programming in numerous languages. Image File history File links Gtk-dialog-info. ... Image File history File links Family_Radio. ... Image File history File links Family_Radio. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... Harold Camping (born 1921) is the president of Family Stations, Inc. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... WYFR is a shortwave radio station located in Okeechobee, Florida, USA. The station is owned by Family Stations, Inc. ... A solid-state, analog shortwave receiver Shortwave radio operates between the frequencies of 3 MHz (3,000 kHz) and 30 MHz (30,000 kHz) [1] and came to be referred to as such in the early days of radio because the wavelengths associated with this frequency range were shorter than... Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ...


Camping came from a Dutch Reformed Church background and owned a construction company before founding Family Radio. FR began obtaining FM licenses on commercial frequencies before many Americans even owned FM radios. Mr. Camping's affiliates in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington, and San Francisco are on prime commercial frequencies and the licenses of these stations alone may be worth hundreds of millions of dollars if sold today. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


Camping endorses both the King James Bible and the Modern King James Bible as he has said one or more times on his Open Forum show. He is not a KJV-onlyist.


Music played by Family Radio radio stations consists mainly of early American hymnals. Family Radio avoids contemporary Christian music and southern gospel and all other styles of music. Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


One of Family Radio's popular broadcasts is a call-in type broadcast called Open Forum in which Mr. Camping answers questions from callers about the Bible.


Other shows are "Family Bible Reading Fellowship", "Family Bible Study" with Harold Camping, "Sunday Preaching" by Harold Camping, "Beyond Intelligent Design", "Christian Home", and "Family Radio World Wide". Beyond intelligent design is a religious critique of intelligent design and title of a self-published book by retired California surgeon Melvin Mulder, published February 25, 2003. ...


Family Radio relies on listener-supported funding and is unaffiliated with any religious denomination. Any outside programming ever aired on Family Radio was always aired free of charge and Family Radio never sold time to ministries. These ministries though buy time on other stations. The stipulation was always that these programs would edit out solicitations for donations and replace them with solicitations to give to Family Radio or to write the ministry in care of "Family Radio". Also local Family Radio stations, unlike other non-commercial stations, do not get a percentage of donations coming into a ministry from its listening area. Today though, almost no outside ministry is still aired over Family Radio. A religious denomination (also simply denomination) is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity. ...


Family Radio has never discussed politics directly, in the sense of campaigning for political candidates for whom a Christian should vote for or even suggesting that a Christian should vote. Family Radio has distanced itself from directly political social issues, which is one of the reasons "Focus on the Family" was removed back in the early 1980s long before other ministries were dropped. However, it does present programs that take strong positions on issues with political and social ramifications, such as advocating creationism. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

Harold Camping along with a few other Christian fundamentalists of Christian Reformed, Bible Baptist, and Conservative Presbyterian faiths got together in 1958 and purchased an FM radio station in San Francisco, California called KEAR, then at 97.3 MHz. The mission was to preach the traditional Christian gospel to the conservative Protestant community as well as witness and minister to others who are unsaved. Their doctrine was always that their form of Christianity was the one true teaching. Other teachings, including but not limited to Roman Catholicism, Pentecostalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and liberal, as well as moderate mainline Protestant Churches, all were Another Gospel. Fundamentalist Christianity is a fundamentalist movement, especially within American Protestantism. ... The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA or CRC) is a Protestant Christian denomination which follows Reformed Calvinist theology. ... Bible Baptist is a descriptive title used most commonly either by churches of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International or unaffiliated Independent Baptists. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... KEAR is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio station in San Francisco, California, which runs programming from Family Radio. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Doctrine, from Latin doctrina, (compare doctor), means a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Pentecostal can also mean pertaining to... ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Liberal Christianity, sometimes called...

In addition they believed and still believe that people of non-Christian religions are unsaved as well since they reject the true gospel. They believed that Christ only died for a limited number of people. They believe to be saved a person must hear the gospel, their heart and mind be changed by God (so that they believe the gospel feel remorse over their sins against him and ask him for forgiveness after which God forgives not just their past but future sins.) As has has been believed by all manner of genuine Christians for thousands of years (as is shown by Psalm 49:7-13), they do not believe a person can do all of those, or at least without doubt in their minds when doing them. Image File history File links Information. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ...


The ministry was always non-commercial. In the 1960s Family Radio would acquire 6 other FM stations and 7 other AM stations (14 stations was the limit until 1984). Their flagship station is KEAR in San Francisco (now at 610 kHz, until 2005 at 106.9 MHz), but their second largest station is 94.7 WFME Newark, NJ licensed to serve the New York City radio market. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... A non-commercial enterprise is work that values other considerations above and beyond that of making a profit. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... KEAR is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio station in San Francisco, California, which runs programming from Family Radio. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WFME is a radio station on 94. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers or Internet content. ...


Over the years the stations all aired programming from production facilities in Oakland, California. They produced a few hours a day of teaching to air on all the stations. They also gave about 8 hours a day to national fundamentalist and evangelical ministries to air their shows free of charge over Family Radio stations. These ministries included "Focus on the Family" (which was pulled in 1985), "Freedom Under Fire", "Unshackled", "Back to the Bible", "Family News in Focus", Beyond intelligent design and many others. Also, for a couple of hours a week, local Family Radio stations aired church services from nearby fundamentalist churches in their areas. The rest of the time Family Radio played traditional Christian music of the kind previously mentioned in this article. They prerecorded two weeks of shows on reel-to-reel tapes and sent them to each station where a board operator at each local station played these tapes. The ministries that aired free on Family Radio sent cassette and reel-to-reel tapes to each station which also played locally. Each local station had board operators and on morning and afternoon weekdays also did local news, announcements, played local traffic reports from phone line, and announced weather. “Oakland” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... Unshackled is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois that first aired in 1950, the longest-running radio drama, and one of very few still in production, in the United States. ... Back to the Bible is an international Christian ministry based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Founded in 1939 by Theodore H. Epp, Back to the Bible started as a radio broadcast in Nebraska, but expanded by supporting missionaries and broadcasting via shortwave radio to other countries. ... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... Beyond intelligent design is a religious critique of intelligent design and title of a self-published book by retired California surgeon Melvin Mulder, published February 25, 2003. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A Sony TC-630 reel-to-reel recorder, once a common household object. ... Typical 60-minute Compact Cassette. ...


In the late 1980s the programming was delivered via satellite. Local news was taken off the stations in favor of a various national news from a Christian Newsource.


The style of music in the '60s and '70s of Family Radio sounded typical of religious stations commercial and non-commercial. No religious station played Contemporary Christian music full time. Some commercial ones did so a few hours a week but CCM music was in its infancy until the early '80s. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ...


In the '80s as commercial and some non-commercial Christian stations evolved to Contemporary formats, Family Radio decided not to play contemporary music. They held to traditional music such as hymns sung by choirs, traditional singing groups, vocalists with a crooning '50s sound, softer black gospel songs, etc. In the '90s though they began mixing in some lighter contemporary Christian artists but dropped them by 2002. To this day all but a few local announcements are run out of their Oakland, California facilities. See also hymn - a program to decrypt iTunes music files. ... This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... hi ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


1994?

Mr. Camping wrote a book entitled 1994? in which he hypothesized that the end of the world might happen in 1994. His reasoning was based on the cycles of various Jewish holy days into modern times and how they coincided on various dates and based on his calculations of various numbers in the Bible or dates coinciding with the cycles of the Jewish holy days. As end of the world did not occur in 1994, Mr. Camping's dating theory is evidently wrong, at least partially since he made an allowance for an alternate date in the future (2011). Image File history File links Information. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ...


The failure of the fulfillment of Mr. Camping's hypothesis seems to have lead to a large backlash against him which is prominent on the Internet however reasons for it also include his teaching that Christians should no longer be apart of a Christian hierarchy or "church" as he puts it.


Harold Camping hypothesized and is still teaching that the world will probably end in the year 2011 AD. 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dionysius Exiguus invented Anno Domini years to date Easter. ...


His other controversial teaching is that the Church age, the period of time during which God is working through churches, is over. Mr Camping contends that every denomination holds to a different doctrine. The only true doctrine is the one given from the Holy Bible and therefore, some of the church teachings are false. He claims that the Holy Spirit has departed from all churches, and that consequently all churches today are counterfeit and "The Whore Of Babylon". Today he states that the true-believers must leave the local congregations because they are under the spiritual rule of Satan. He urges listeners to listen only to the Bible, and search the scriptures themselves for truth of the Bible.


The controversial new teachings led to criticism from some supporters and prompted some Family Radio staffers to resign as well. Many churches who disagree with his teachings pulled their programming from Family Radio.


Harold Camping has served Family Radio without pay since 1959.


One teaching by Harold Camping, which is not a traditional of any known Christian church, is that after the universe is renewed, all Christians will be equal to one another. In other words there will be no rank or no one who has lesser or greater wealth than another Christian.


Some Family Radio Stations up for sale?

In 1995, in the wake of Mr. Camping's failed hypothesis that the world would end in 1994, the license of FR's San Diego FM station was swapped for an AM radio station and a sum of cash. In 2005, the network's flagship station, KEAR (FM) was swapped in the same way. The Baltimore/Washington station, WFSI (FM) is widely rumored to be up for sale (as Family Radio bought 2 other local AMs, WBMD and WBGR) as are many of the network's other FM stations. [citation needed] The sales of stations have led some of FR's supporters, as well as its critics to believe that the network is financially troubled. Image File history File links Circle-question-red. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... KEAR is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio station in San Francisco, California, which runs programming from Family Radio. ... WBGR is a low-powered television station located in Bangor, Maine. ...


In light of these events, there are rumors that 94.7 WFME Newark, NJ, serving New York City, is being pursued for purchase by major broadcast groups wanting to air a Solid Gold Oldies music format over the station to fill a huge hole left from crosstown WCBS-FM's switch to Adult Rock aka Jack FM in 2005. Also rumors include a license challenge to WFME claiming that it no longer serves the public with Liberals as well as Conservatives and Evangelicals and even some Fundamentalists ready to back this. Rumors include the speculation that other broadcast groups such as ABC, Greater Media, and Emmis are seeking to purchase the license of 94.7 as well. WFME is a radio station on 94. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WCBS-FM (101. ... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Liberal Christianity, sometimes called... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... Fundamentalist Christianity, or Christian fundamentalism, is a movement that arose mainly within British and American Protestantism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by conservative evangelical Christians, who, in a reaction to modernism, actively affirmed a fundamental set of Christian beliefs: the inerrancy of the Bible, Sola Scriptura, the... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Greater Media, Inc. ... ...


Future

Harold Camping was born according to some sources in 1922. Other sources claim he was born in 1917, 1918, or 1920. If any of these are true then he would be in his mid 80's to early 90's. Some reports say there are a couple like-minded people who are set to continue the current teachings airing over Family Radio after Harold Camping dies. Others say that a few people are pretending to subscribe to Harold's views with plans to move Family radio in more of a Baptist direction upon his death. Other rumors consist of selling the ministry to the more Baptist based Bible Broadcasting Network ending Family Radio's teachings altogether. BBN has a format similar to what Family radio was like prior to 1990 and much less Calvinistic theology. BBN's target area is the Bible Belt while Family Radio's area was in more patrician areas where liberal branches of Christianity, Roman Catholicism, and Judaism dominate. Family Radio stations would expand BBN's service area. // Bible Broadcasting Network BBNs History Bible Broadcasting Network is a global Christian radio network headquartered in Charlotte, NC On May 28, l968, Lowell Davey, President of the Bible Broadcasting Network, made an offer to purchase a radio station in Norfolk, Virginia. ...


So as Harold Camping approaches 90, it's understood that Family Radio will be at a crossroads and will eventually have to either change or go under.


External links

Books

  • 1994?
  • As Wise as Serpents as Peaceful as Doves

References


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Family Radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1852 words)
Family Radio has never discussed politics directly, in the sense of campaigning for political candidates for whom a Christian should vote for or even suggesting that a Christian should vote.
Family Radio has distanced itself from directly political social issues, which is one of the reasons "Focus on the Family" was removed back in the early 1980s long before other ministries were dropped.
As a result Family Radio was widely respected in fundamentalist and even evangelical circles (though not EVER in Pentecostal or Catholic circles) until 1994, both the year and the title of a book by Camping in which he predicted the Second Coming of Christ would likely occur on September 6, 1994.
Family Radio Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (619 words)
FRS radios are limited to 500 milliwatts in the U.S., according to FCC regulations.
Since tourists often bring their FRS radios with them, and since trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico is of great value to all three countries, the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission has authorized use of the FRS frequencies and equipment similar to that in the US.
The 446 MHZ band is allocated to amateur radio in the United States, so in principle a licensed amateur operator could use non-FCC-type-accepted PMR446 radios in the US in compliance with the rules for amateur radio operation.
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