San Diego, California , United States
Dec 31, 2011 03:10am
|Info||To say that Roger Hedgecock is a political activist is an understatement. From his days as a powerful San Diego elected political leader to his 14 years as host of "The Roger Hedgecock Community Forum" on KOGO Radio, he has reached out to influence millions of Americans nationwide with his message of citizen empowerment. |
Hedgecock is widely known as "The Radio Mayor" because of his term as Mayor of the City of San Diego, which he served after six years on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and, before that, as City Attorney for Del Mar.
Since he joined KOGO, Hedgecock's movie star good looks and convincing speaking skills have made him a media favorite well beyond his Southern California base. He has been invited to guest host many popular radio programs, among them the Rush Limbaugh, Mary Matalin and Ronn Owens shows, and has been featured on such national television broadcasts as C-Span's "Washington Journal" and Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect."
Hedgecock's widespread appeal for media is well-deserved. While he enjoys high audience ratings as a talk-show host, he is clearly a man of action who frequently goes far beyond just talking about the issues that most concern him: immigration, affirmative action, a balanced budget, citizen empowerment and personal responsibility. With a continuing campaign that he calls, "Hold Their Feet to the Fire," Hedgecock has escorted hundreds of his listeners on a series of trips to Washington, D.C., encouraging them to take on the nation's political leaders as "citizen lobbyists." Many in the press have credited one such recent trip for influencing Congress to pass legislation reforming the IRS.
He is also the first talk-radio host to have broadcast a show live from the U.S. Capitol building, and served as moderator for the Dick Armey-Bill Tauzin Tax Reform Debate.
Not content with speaking about issues and taking on local, national and international political leaders face to face --- as he does on his daily "Community Forum" radio show --Hedgecock has also written three published books: "America's Finest City-If We Say It Enough, We'll Believe It;" "Fight City Hall and Win," and "The Airport Answer."
A native of the city he has served so well, Hedgecock attended San Diego State University and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law. "The Radio Mayor" is married to Cindy Hedgecock, a business manager and financial consultant; they have two sons, James and Christopher.