Family Radio, the theologically conservative radio station once headed by controversial author and radio host Harold Camping, will be moving from its longtime California headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.
A new headquarters is presently under construction in Nashville, with the move expected to take place sometime in January of next year.
Meanwhile, Family Radio has sold multiple stations that were losing money and will host their first on-air fundraiser in more than 30 years this week, on Oct. 29-31, called Vision 20/20.
Richard Whitworth, senior director of Marketing at Family Stations, Inc., explained in comments to The Christian Post that the move came “after considerable prayer and discussion” and came in large part because of the operating expenses in California.
“We want to be good stewards of our finances, the gifts from our listeners, and the gifts God has given us. The decision to move to Nashville was made primarily because of the cost of doing business in the Bay Area,” explained Whitworth.
“Nashville is a hub for Christian music and ministry, which makes it easier to both attract and retain staff and talent.”
Whitworth called the move to Nashville and the other recent changes “gifts from God” and “a fresh start for Family Radio.”
“We also made the equally important decision to ‘right-size’ Family Radio’s operations. This meant selling several stations that were losing money and had little or no hope of reversing that trend. Honestly, we still have a few more stations we will need to sell,” he said.
“Selling a station and letting go of staff members is like letting go of family. So there have been a lot of emotional, hard decisions that had to be made. But we trust that God has brought us to this point and He will lead us through.”
Whitworth noted some positive news, such as Family Radio stations being able to reach an estimated 80 million people and ongoing popularity for their digital and online platforms.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski