Roger Hedgecock

Roger Hedgecock

Beginning in November 2007, Hedgecock hosted a nationally-syndicated radio talk show on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Pacific Time, the flagship station being KOGO. On January 5, 2009, his show began being syndicated nationwide by Radio America. Originally, the plan was for the fourth hour of the show to continue only on KOGO and continue discussion of topics relevant to the local San Diego/Southern California audience, but KOGO later decided to drop the fourth hour altogether, thus bringing to an end the Community Forum, which had been his focus since the show’s inception in 1986.[citation needed]

In November 2011, it was announced that Hedgecock would be leaving his local flagship station, KOGO, and would move his nationally-syndicated show to a new flagship home, radio station AM 760 KFMB, San Diego’s CBS radio and television network affiliate. His weekday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time broadcast debuted there on January 2, 2012. The show format continues to focus on political and social topics from a conservative point of view.

He has done simulcasts with talk hosts from other areas of the country, such as Lars Larson of AM 750 KXL in Portland, Oregon, and he often does transatlantic simulcasts with James Whale, on UK station, talkSPORT.

Until October 2007, he was also a frequent guest host for The Rush Limbaugh Show, also nationally-syndicated. Hedgecock was not invited again to guest host for Limbaugh after that time, according to Hedgecock’s producer of 15 years, because Limbaugh became angry when Hedgecock started a syndicated radio program on Saturdays without first informing Limbaugh.[9]

Hedgecock receives over $300,000 per year to do his show from Radio America, a division of the tax-exempt American Studies Center, based in Arlington, Virginia.[10] Hedgecock also hosts a cable television program at U-T TV, run Republican donor Doug Manchester.[10][11]

On February 23, 2015, during the opening of his program, Hedgecock announced that he would be leaving his show on March 27, 2015. He made clear he would continue to do correspondence and interviews, but it would be the end of his radio show that he started in 1986, “before Rush and before Hannity,” when people told him that talking politics on the radio was taboo.

By | 2017-08-23T15:35:47+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Conservative Media|

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