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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1986 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock drives to work these days in a new Cadillac Seville. His radio talk show on KSDO is a major success that continues to provide him with a potent public forum. The radio program, combined with his work as a land-use consultant, gives him a salary that is more than double--how much more is anyone's guess--his former $50,000 annual wage as mayor. At several recent receptions, he has received rousing ovations.
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September 9, 2009 | Lee Margulies
Moving to complete the talk format that takes to the air today, KFWB-AM (980) said Tuesday that the syndicated Roger Hedgecock, Dave Ramsey and Todd Schnitt will round out a lineup of hosts that includes the previously announced Laura Schlessinger, Laura Ingraham and Michael Smerconish. KFWB has sacked the all-news format that it had featured since 1968, laying off more than a dozen employees in the process. The CBS-owned outlet will still feature news programming from 3 to 9 a.m. each weekday, but then the talk shows start, beginning with Ingraham at 9 a.m. and Schlessinger following at noon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1986
I'm rather disappointed that Roger Hedgecock got such a light sentence and fine. He was barely slapped on the hand. Now radio, and he's still calling himself "Mayor Roger Hedgecock." He has made San Diego and his people look a little bit ridiculous. Why doesn't he just go to another state and work on another radio station, where he's doing "an extension of some of the things I was doing as mayor?" Former Mayor Hedgecock is a little caught up in his own success. He was our mayor, and he just shoved us aside and concentrated on saving his hide at the expense of San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of the city's more enduring and entertaining political figures--perennial candidate/magician Loch David Crane and defrocked mayor-turned-talk-show-host Roger Hedgecock--settled their legal differences out of court Wednesday. With mutual apologies and a joint $6,000 contribution to a shelter for homeless teenagers run by Catholic Msgr. Joseph Carroll, the two pronounced an end to Crane's damage suit against Hedgecock. The news did not rock the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1985
After reading articles on jury tampering in the Hedgecock trial, we're convinced that the "embarrassment to this city"--if the city in fact is embarrassed--lies in the persecution, rather than prosecution, of Mayor Hedgecock. Everyone seems to agree that Roger Hedgecock has been a good mayor. He has never been accused of abuse or misuse of office. As soon as Roger Hedgecock won election to office, his enemies went into action stripping the mayoral position of appointive power to key committees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1997
Leave it to a conservative (Roger Hedgecock, "Liberals Surrender in Philadelphia," Commentary, May 6) to mangle the principle behind the recent volunteers summit and to claim a victory over Big Government where there was none. It was government that served up its people on the sacrificial altar of altruism by claiming that volunteerism was a "duty" and a "moral obligation." That was the principle behind the summit. STEPHEN SPEICHER Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1989
Please allow me space to address the Kevin Brass "San Diego Spotlight" item about me from May 15. Columnist Kevin Brass can be forgiven for accusing me of taking cheap shots at former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock. Kevin can be forgiven for printing that I am motivated by a lust for publicity. Kevin can be forgiven because he has (nor has Southern California) never been exposed to an activist radio talk show such as mine. The object of my effort directed at Hedgecock is to address a radio industry trend that I see as a major violation of the public trust on the part of my own industry.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Mayor Roger Hedgecock, ending months of on-the-air hints that he would again seek city government's top post, announced that he will not join the campaign to succeed retiring Mayor Maureen O'Connor. In an on-air news conference, Hedgecock said he had concluded he could better serve San Diego by continuing to host his popular morning radio call-in show and his afternoon television program.
NEWS
January 8, 1987
Citing two dozen reasons why former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock allegedly did not receive a fair trial on campaign-law violation charges, Hedgecock's attorneys filed appeal briefs requesting that the former mayor's 13-count felony conviction be overturned.
NEWS
April 26, 1988
Setting the stage for what one judge described as "a trial after a trial," the 4th District Court of Appeal in San Diego ordered a lower court to hold a hearing on former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock's claim that his felony conviction should be overturned because of jury-tampering allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1997
Leave it to a conservative (Roger Hedgecock, "Liberals Surrender in Philadelphia," Commentary, May 6) to mangle the principle behind the recent volunteers summit and to claim a victory over Big Government where there was none. It was government that served up its people on the sacrificial altar of altruism by claiming that volunteerism was a "duty" and a "moral obligation." That was the principle behind the summit. STEPHEN SPEICHER Thousand Oaks
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1996 | ELEANOR RANDOLPH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Hedgecock may be wearing a media badge here at the Republican convention, but he is careful to let you know--right up front--that he's not part of that media. No, he is not one of the "phonies," as he puts it, not one of "the high priests of journalism who try to tell you what is news." Hedgecock, instead, represents what he calls the medium of the future--talk radio.
NEWS
June 13, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago Dist. Atty. Edwin L. Miller Jr. was in headlong prosecutorial pursuit of Mayor Roger Hedgecock, a battle that raged daily in the courts and the media. Miller emerged triumphant and Hedgecock was ousted from office, protesting that he was the victim of a vendetta by his political enemies, Miller and the press.
NEWS
July 23, 1993 | Associated Press
The State Bar of California has authorized former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock to return to law practice after a seven-year suspension resulting from the criminal case that drove him from office in 1985. In an announcement, the Bar said the state Supreme Court had approved lifting Hedgecock's suspension, giving him a probationary license for the next three years and requiring him to pass an examination on the rules of professional conduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1992 | Tony Perry
Three for the record. * The common wisdom has been that the videotape made of Robert Alton Harris' execution will not bolster the ACLU claim that the gas chamber is a cruel and unusual method of execution. Harris, after all, did not thrash and scream. Yes, but those familiar with the tape say the treatment of Harris' body after he was pronounced dead may prove more shocking than his death throes.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Mayor Roger Hedgecock, ending months of on-the-air hints that he would again seek city government's top post, announced that he will not join the campaign to succeed retiring Mayor Maureen O'Connor. In an on-air news conference, Hedgecock said he had concluded he could better serve San Diego by continuing to host his popular morning radio call-in show and his afternoon television program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1991
Both The Times and San Diego Brand X now have done stories on the new Channel 39 show with Roger Hedgecock, and it is easy to see the difference in the two newspapers. San Diego Brand X only stated that Mr. Hedgecock was "convicted in October, 1985" of 13 felony counts and nothing else, while the L.A. Times told the whole story, right down to the fact that "a clean criminal record" is right around the corner. The facts are once again clear: Brand X works under the idea that it can harangue and tell half-truths under the poetic-license rule called Absence of Malice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former San Diego mayor and current talk-show host Roger Hedgecock, ending months of on-the-air hinting that he would once again seek city government's top post, announced Monday that he will not join the campaign to succeed retiring Mayor Maureen O'Connor. In an on-air news conference, Hedgecock said he had concluded that he could better serve San Diego by continuing his popular morning radio call-in show and his afternoon television program.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS
In what was shaping up as the most exciting television announcement since the opening of Al Capone's vault, Roger Hedgecock was going to tell the world live during today's "Ross/Hedgecock Report" on KNSD-TV (Channel 39) whether or not he is going to run for mayor.
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