Detroit's Own Orthodox Radio (DOOR) promotes the Orthodox Christian Faith, connects communities and faithful, educates on traditional and modern day issues, and entertains the listening public across the metropolitan Detroit region.
Thanks to the initiative of several individuals working under the auspices of The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit(COCC), a plan to bring an Orthodox Christian radio broadcast back the Detroit area was presented to the Council and received its full endorsement, as well as the funds for its initial development. The first show was broadcast on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May 2015.
Both Metropolitan Nicholas of The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit and Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America have endorsed and given their blessing to this project.
We invite you to join us as we learn about our Orthodox Faith and the good works Orthodox Christians are doing in our area, as well as share our message with our community and the world....the DOOR is open!
About Jim Badeen
Jim Badeen, a member of the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia, hosts DOOR each and every week with a keen interest in the teachings and work of the Orthodox Church, as well as an enthusiasm for sharing it with all of us.
Having grown up as the son of an Orthodox Christian priest, Jim has been involved in the work and mission of the Church in various capacities throughout his life. In the 1980s, he was an instrumental part of the Antiochian Christian Orthodox Radio Network (ACORN) -- a weekly show that at its peak was syndicated in 156 radio markets across North America and 17 countries worldwide. He has brought that experience here to Detroit's Own Orthodox Radio, playing a large part in starting the program and serving as its host.
"Our parents came to these shores from many lands seeking a better life and, in doing so, brought with them the one true Faith of Orthodoxy," he says. "Although we, their children, are the inheritors of their many different cultures, we stand together united in the one true Faith and in the freedom of this new nation that we all call our home."
In addition to his career in business, Jim dedicates part of his time to working with our veterans. Himself retired from the United States Army, Jim has never forgotten the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and continues to assist those in need of understanding and support after their active service has finished.