Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Help get an Orthodox radio call-in show off the ground!

You might also enjoy an interview with Mr. Allen on the Antiochian archdiocesan website (see here).

(AFR) - Introducing Ancient Faith Radio’s new flagship national program—Ancient Faith Today with Kevin Allen.

What is Ancient Faith Today?

Ancient Faith Today is what Ancient Faith Radio and Orthodox Internet radio have been missing—a live interactive conversation program. Now that void has been filled! Ancient Faith Today will stream live, with call-ins from around the world, twice a month on Sunday nights at 8:00 pm Eastern/5:00 pm Pacific on Ancient Faith Radio’s Talk Station.

Topics cover all of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching and canonical tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church. Ancient Faith Today’s host Kevin Allen talks with knowledgeable guests about social issues, global events, politics as they affect matters of faith (from a non-partisan perspective), war and peace, aging, death and life, church affairs, interfaith affairs, current events, journeys to faith and Orthodoxy, theology and apologetics, cults, atheism, the paranormal, the New Age movement, and Eastern religion. More than just talk radio, Ancient Faith Today is Orthodox Christianity’s platform for illumining and informative conversation about subjects that matter, with people who care. There is no other live (streaming) call-in show with an Orthodox Christian perspective on television, radio, or Internet radio!

Kevin Allen was the host of Ancient Faith Radio’s popular award-winning program, “The Illumined Heart.” Kevin draws upon his unique faith background and inquisitive nature to host this fascinating, engaging, and spiritually constructive program with guests you should know!

When will it start?

The plan is to begin on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Kevin’s first topic will be “An Orthodox Perspective on Same-Sex Attraction” and his guest will be Dr. Philip Mamalakis (and an associate). Each program will be recorded and archived for free download at your convenience.
What do you need to get started?

From the beginning, Ancient Faith Radio has been committed to broadcast excellence and Ancient Faith Today with Kevin Allen will be no exception. Equipment will be installed at both the Ancient Faith Radio studios and the studio in Kevin’s home, which will allow for studio-quality audio and live interaction with the callers and guests. The good news is that the technology has come a long way from the early days of satellite connections and expensive ISDN lines. The not so bad news is that it will still cost between $15,000 and $20,000 up front to get the program rolling. The on going budgetary costs are only $25,000 a year with about a third of that covered by advertising.

How can I help?

We need one-time donations of any amount to provide the seed money to get us started. I’m happy to say that we already have a commitment of $5,000 for the equipment that will go into Kevin’s studio! So we are well on our way!

It is important that this project not take funding away from the normal operations of Ancient Faith Radio. These need to be above and beyond one time donations that will provide the seed money to launch this important project.

As you probably know, all gifts are tax deductible and can be made to:

Ancient Faith Radio
PO Box 748
Chesterton, IN 46304

Please write in the memo portion of your check “Ancient Faith Today” so we know where to apply it. You can also give on line at

Thank you for being excited with us about this initiative.

We can’t wait to get started!


  1. In all honesty, one thing I love about AFR is the LACK of call in shows. Whether it's sports talk radio or Catholic Answers, I can hardly sit through a single halting/rambling/incoherent question before I start hunting for CD's. I much prefer the format of the late, great Illumined Heart, where a professional questioner speaks with a knowledgeable guest.

  2. I understand, CJ. However, it's the same host (Kevin Allen) asking the same insightful questions of the same type of intelligent, thoughtful guests. The only difference is now you can join the conversation! I hope you give it a try!

    John Maddex