This pretty much is how I suspected that Family Radio was Harold Camping. When he dies, it all goes away. That post so much says it.
In 1958, Family Radio was launched by three men, and Camping was one of them. In its early years, the network was inclusive of programming from outside ministries and maintained a philosophy of presenting non-denominational Christian teaching. At some point in the 1980s, Camping's influence gradually gained dominance both on the air and behind the scenes. His power grip on the board of directors intensified and very soon he was calling all the shots. The outside ministries were gradually dropped in the 1990s and replaced with FR produced programming that reflected Camping's interpretations of scripture. He successfully deflected fallout for his failed 1994 prophecy for the end of the world, and after offering several extension dates which obviously were false, he backed off this practice for ten years. During that time, employees there who disagreed with him or challenged him found themselves suddenly out of work, or they would decide to quit. This minimized the dissenting voices thus giving Camping more authority to ever so slowly alter the networks official mission to disseminating his interpretations of scripture. He would study the Bible alone and apply the principles he learned as a civil engineer to decipher scripture through mathematical equations. Following the May 21 non-event, many biblical scholars stated that without group study, accurate interpretations of the Bible are almost always flawed. He maintains even now that "The Church Age" ended in 1988... which is the same year he was thrown out of his Church for preaching his delusions as facts. Family Radio essentially devolved from being a faith-based non-denominational Christian Radio ministry into a cult which destroyed families and ruined lives. Consequently, the company is now suffering that same fate.
You can learn a lot more about Camping and Family Radio at this link: Harold Camping: A Man With No Shame
Does the TV station go in the deal, then? Or are they taking it dark?
Jeff in Sa-ra-so-ta!
No, at least not now. WFME-TV West Milford presently transmits seven subchannels over Channel 29 (Virtual Channel 66) from it's West Orange, NJ. facility which is co-located with 94.7 WFME Newark. Five of those channels are audio only, and the other two are SD. The main channel is WFME-TV programming and the .4 channel is WYBE-TV Philadelphia. Family Stations has a reciprocal arrangement with that independent non-commercial educational public TV station.
Weekday programming essentially consists of "The Joy Of Music with Diane Bish" and "Family Bible Reading Fellowship". Weekends include E/I and public affairs programming. Both the radio and TV stations have a dedicated website: WFME
WFME-TV West Milford has exercised it's must-carry rights with respect to pay TV providers, and enjoys a substantially increased potential audience as a result.