Yokota's Eagle 810 features new talk show centering on law-enforcement issues
November 30, 2004
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A new Eagle 810 call-in show featuring military police chatting about various law-enforcement issues on Kanto Plain bases returns to the airwaves Friday.
The Nov. 5 debut broadcast was hosted by Tech. Sgt. Bobby Herron and included Master Sergeants Alain Clifford and James Edge of Yokota’s 374th Security Forces Squadron. Topics included parking, running unattended vehicles, seat belts and speeding.
“The show was created in an attempt to get pertinent law enforcement and police information out to the public,” said Clifford, the noncommissioned officer in charge of police services for the 374th Security Forces Squadron. “I pitched it to our commander and operations superintendent, and we got the ball rolling.”
Security forces officials floated the concept to the American Forces Network, which wanted to ensure the subject matter applied to all U.S. military installations on the Kanto Plain.
So Herron, the noncommissioned officer in charge of radio for Detachment 10 AFNEWS, worked with Clifford to trigger a steady flow of information from Camp Zama, Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Yokosuka Naval Base and Camp Fuji.
“We wanted to inform and answer questions our audience has been dealing with, things like traffic, law-enforcement and force protection issues,” Herron said. “In the future, we’d like to incorporate more live call-in questions. We want to disseminate information that the public is interested in and that will keep them from getting a ticket or being apprehended.”
Clifford and Edge will be back for Friday’s encore, with Petty Officer 2nd Class Rhonda Davis, Eagle 810’s regular Morning Show disc jockey, serving as host.
“Hopefully, we can make it a source of vital information for the personnel assigned to the Kanto Plain,” he added. “People will be able to call, fax or e-mail their questions and get answers to their questions.”
The security forces show is slated to air the first Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Listeners may call in at DSN 225-2379 or 042-552-2510, ext. 5-2379. They also can e-mail the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.