ROGER HEDGECOCK

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Roger Hedgecock has long made a career out of holding people accountable... in his earlier years as a politician and for the past 22 years as the number one radio host in San Diego, CA. He hosts the Roger Hedgecock Community Forum, from 3-7 pm Monday-Friday, on KOGO in San Diego. The show can also be heard live online, worldwide. In addition, he hosts a nationally syndicated show on Saturday mornings, heard live at www.rogerreport.com and on stations around the world including XM Radio. In addition to hosting his own radio broadcast, he has been a frequent guest host of the Rush Limbaugh Show. He has also broadcast regular news commentaries on several San Diego TV stations.

Mr. Hedgecock's straight talk and dynamic personality have enabled him to inspire his listeners into action. When the Republicans took control of the House in the 1994 election, he and his audience talked about making the "Contract With America" a reality and not just a platform. Over 200 listeners paid their own way to join his broadcast in Washington, D.C. to demand that the new majority keep their word--and for the most part, they did. The event became known as "Hold Their Feet To The Fire" (HTFTTF) and he has been back to D.C. 11 more times for balanced budget, welfare reform, and border control; and he has now expanded the trip to Sacramento two times lobbying to balance the state budget and get state border control.

In April 2007 HTFTTF received national media attention as 38 other hosts from across the country joined Roger Hedgecock to create a Radio Row in D.C. for 3 days addressing the problems of illegal immigration and border security.

Mr. Hedgecock is writing The 2008 Conservative Voters' Field Guide a series of books intended to educate voters about the critical issues of the election. The first "Immigration" and the second "The War."

Roger Hedgecock's generous heart and incredible drive have helped his listeners to support our troops. Shortly after 9/11, the Skipper of the carrier Constellation invited him to address the ship's company as they prepared for war. He promised those young sailors and marines that he and his audience would take care of their families while they were away fighting to protect their country.

As a result, Homefront San Diego was born. Every day since then, the generosity of Mr. Hedgecock's listening audience has been applied by dedicated volunteers to the needs of military families in his area--donating furniture, car repairs, baby supplies, and whatever else they can to just say "Thank You" to the military families whose sacrifice is not appreciated often enough.

Well known as "The Radio Mayor of San Diego," Roger Hedgecock is a former Mayor of the City of San Diego. He served as a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for six years and before that as City Attorney for Del Mar.

Mr. Hedgecock has received numerous local awards for broadcasting including, most recently, the 2004, 2005, and 2006 awards for Best Talk Show, and the 2002 and 2004 Excellence in Journalism Award from the San Diego Press Club; and the Best Talk Show Award given at the 4th Annual Achievement in Radio ceremonies in October 2002.

Roger Hedgecock has also received the Gold Medal for Broadcast Excellence at the New York International Radio Festival and the Silver Medal for International Radio Programming at the New York Festival for World Media. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Marconi Award...and has been named one of the 100 Top Talk Show Hosts in America by Talkers Magazine for nine consecutive years.

Mr. Hedgecock has made a theme of creating responsibility and awareness among his listeners and his question to them is often, "What are you going to do about it?" With the help of his listening audience, he has become quite the activist...in addition to HTFTTF and Homefront San Diego there are other successful endeavors:

  • The yearly "radiothon" fundraiser for the St. Vincent de Paul Village and Toussaint Teen Center. Over the last 17 years, over $5 million has been raised for homeless and troubled teens. In 2002 the St. Vincent de Paul Villages awarded him and his wife their highest honor, the Pierre Toussaint Award.
  • In 2002 and 2003, he partnered with Dr. Laura Schlessinger to raise almost $500,000 each year for Dr. Laura's "My Stuff Bags" in a radiothon at the San Diego Center for Children.

Roger Hedgecock attended San Diego State University and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his law degree from U. C. Hastings College of Law and is a member of the California Bar Association. He is married and they have two sons and a brand new grandson.

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