MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — “It’s Saturday morning,” said Cpl. Emari Traffie, American Forces Network noncommissioned officer in charge here. “You’re listening to the Sound Barrier on Power 1575.”
AFN is Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan’s public interactive powerhouse of music, daily news, and information for service members and their families on base to stay informed and up-to-date.
Live radio shows are hosted by a team of Iwakuni’s own Marine disc jockeys.
Listeners can rock out on weekdays to popular music on Morning Powerhouse with Cpl. Rachael K. Moore from 6 to 9 a.m. or tune in to PM Powerplay with Lance Cpl. Bradley Hanson in the afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m.
“It is kind of like the drive home music with emphasis on the top 40 charts from the United States,” said Hanson.
AFN also switches it up day-by-day with older music from different genres such as R&B, 80s and classic oldies.
Listeners are strongly encouraged to call in requests during any live show, said Moore.
Those interested in staying informed about MCAS Iwakuni can tune into the Commander’s Corner every other Monday on the Morning Power House.
“It’s geared toward commander interviews to talk about things going on around the air tation,” Hanson said.
In between songs, AFN also roadcasts an array of valuable information in news and sports, 96 hour weather forecast, ess hall lunch menus and TV ine ups.
AFN also hosts the Birthday Break as part of a monthly giveaway.
On the last Friday of every month, AFN gives away a cake for the upcoming month, Moore said.
At the end of January, AFN plans to have an MCCS employee throw a dart at a board full of names and whoever it lands on will win a free birthday cake, she said.
On Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m., there is an open slot for guest DJs to come on the show. People can try their hand in radio broadcasting, learn the ropes and share their favorite playlist of music with a listening audience.
Those interested in becoming a guest DJ call 253-5661 and ask for the Radio Department to sign up.
To request a favorite song on the radio, or inquire about guest DJ opportunities call 253-1575 or 0827-79-1575 if calling from a cell phone.
AFN can also be contacted by e-mail at Power1575.Radio@usmc.mil.
Originally published: Marines.mil