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2012 story: Las Cruces radio station doing Orson Welles style broadcast for 'end of the world'

By Staff Report
Published On: Dec 21 2012 08:03:31 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 25 2014 07:44:46 PM CDT
EL PASO, Texas -

A Las Cruces, New Mexico radio station is doing a 24-hour broadcast in the style of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" in honor of the supposed Mayan end of the world today.

From midnight to midnight, 99.5 FM The Rocket is broadcasting different end of the world scenarios as part of their "Rock the Apocalypse Harder" broadcast.

For example, during the 6 a.m. hour a couple of men fought off an alien invasion but still got hassled by their significant others for not getting some diamonds and chocolate during their quest.

There are disclaimers during the broadcast that state the end of the world isn't really happening to prevent the chaos that the original "War of the Worlds" broadcast created.

Listen to the broadcast live here.

While the "Rock the Apocalypse Harder" broadcast is being done for fun, they also are doing it for a good cause.

"We’ll be gathering Survivor Supply Items through 12/21…then, when we prove those Mayans wrong on December 22nd, we’ll be turning around and donating every Survivor Supply Item we get to the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope," according to a statement on the station's website. "Get your list of Survivor Supply Items, and make your donations at the Apocalypse Headquarters…aka the Bravo Mic Communications Studios: 101 Perkins Dr, Las Cruces NM, 88001 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.or at Another Man’s Treasure, 820 Spruce, Las Cruces NM, 88003 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Donations of Survivor Supply Items will be taken  through Dec. 21, 2012.

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