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Jeff Hocker Show
18 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Jeff Hocker Show. Guest: Becky Hayter, Wet For Her
Jeff Hocker talks with Becky Hayter, the marketing director for Wet For Her about the company's focus on creating pleasure-enhancing adult toys created with the diversity of the LGBTQI+ community in mind. Founded by Alice Derock, Wet For Her is super-serving the product needs of women who are intimate with other women and with transgender persons in various states of expression to help with their satisfaction. Hayter also talks about the diversity in their organization, which is a departure from the traditionally male-dominated adult toy industry.Visit Wet For Her on the Internet.
18 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Jeff Hocker Show. Guest: Cindy Williams, Actress
Me, Myself & Shirley is coming to the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs for four performances January 20th through the 22nd. Actress Cindy Williams whose illustrious career includes the popular '70s and 80s-era sitcom Laverne & Shirley on ABC Television and the iconic film American Graffiti visits with Jeff Hocker on this episode about her love of stage and screen and talks about what audiences will be treated to in her 90-minute one-woman show. Hear highlights from her backstage stories and tales of the Who's Who she has collaborated with on- and off-screen!Get tickets for the performance by CLICKING HERE.
42 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Jerry R. Soria-Foust of PSGMC; Paul Belsito & Steven Roche of Filmmakers Gallery
Jeff Hocker introduces the Coachella Valley to the new Artistic Director for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and talks all about their upcoming Winter concert, Sparkle, Twinkle, Jingle! Jerry R. Soria-Foust talks about his Southern California homecoming and plans for the continued growth of the chorus. Then, Paul Belsito and Steven Roche, owners of The Filmmaker's Gallery share their incredible life stories and how they founded this highly creative project.
42 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guest: Robbie Wayne, Desert Rose Playhouse
Coming off of two consecutive weeks of major events in Palm Springs for the LGBTQ+ community, Jeff Hocker and John McMullen recap the prior weekend's Pride festivities and talk about the continued need for pride events in communities near and far. Then, Jeff welcomes to the broadcast Robbie Wayne, Owner of the Desert Rose Playhouse. They talk about a number of events happening in the space and the next major event: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. They also discuss the theatre's plans to bring a greater stand-up comedy showcase to the Coachella Valley.
42 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Ron deHarte, Craig Ramsay, David Gray
Ron deHarte, President and CEO of Greater Palm Springs Pride kicks off this week's show with a discussion about all of the festivities throughout this Pride Week in Palm Springs. Then, reality personality and celebrity trainer Craig Ramsay joins the conversation and shares with us highlights from his career and talks about the upcoming Pride Run. This week's program wraps up when David Gray, Co-Founder of LGBTQ+ History Archives of the Desert visits with Jeff Hocker to discuss how the Archives came about and the Pride weekend exhibition in Palm Springs at the downtown Library.
42 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Darrell Tucci, Brent Heinze, Kyle T. Hester, Eddie Vona
Darrell Tucci, the Chief Development & Strategy Officer at DAP Health returns to talk with Jeff Hocker about the upcoming Desert AIDS Walk. The annual fundraising event is returning in-person after being held last year as a virtual event. Brent Heinze, Clinical Counselor and mastermind behind the music duo Probe 7 will be performing on Halloween at the big Halloween Palm Springs event on Arenas Road. He talks about that and the music they sing. And, this week, Jeff will wrap up with actors and singers Kyle T. Hester and Eddie Vona about their upcoming performance of the smash hit rock musical Girlfriend marking the return of in-person theatre at Dezart Performs.
42 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Colton Ford & Izzy La Reina, Entertainers
This week, Jeff Hocker welcomes two extremely talented performers to the show. Colton Ford is a singer, actor and adult entertainment icon who will be part of the festivities the last weekend of October at Palm Springs Leather Pride. He talks about his versatile career on stage, screen and in the recording studio. Then, singer-dancer Izzy La Reina talks about her rise from an eight-year-old singer in church to a hitmaker with millions of views on YouTube and belting out some amazing high-energy tunes with her first couple of singles. A versatile artist who hails from Brazil, and now lives in Los Angeles, you wont want to miss her performance at Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Pride the first weekend in November. Jeff talks with her about her music and influences from R&B, Soul, Jazz and Latin music. She also talks about the tremendous role positivity plays in her life.
42 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Debby Holiday, Music Artist & Dan Smith, Palm Springs Leather Pride
Dan Smith, Co-Chair, PS Leather Pride Weekend talks with Jeff Hocker about a recent shoe drive, Revivals After Dark and how to get tickets for Leather Pride. Then, 16-time Billboard chart topper Debby Holiday talks about her colorful career as a vocalist and about her Tina Turner Tribute Show and her latest releases. She will be part of the spectacular 2021 Halloween Party on Arenas Road in Palm Springs.
42 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Podcaster Chris Antie; DAP Health's James Lindquist
Chris Antie is a renowned chef, documentary filmmaker, and co-host with his husband Will of the What About Our Life? Podcast exploring the continuous adventures of their life together as an LGBTQ couple. He is the first guest on this episode of the Jeff Hocker Show.On the Web: https://www.chrisandwill.com/what-about-our-life-podcastThen, James Lindquist, Director of Development for DAP Health, joins Jeff to talk about the upcoming annual AIDS Walk in Palm Springs.On the Web: https://www.daphealth.org
42 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Mariah Hanson, The Dinah Weekend; Kyle Taylor, Palm Springs Leather Pride
Mariah Hanson is the longtime CEO and producer of the world’s largest event for Lesbians and it happens each year in Palm Springs: The Dinah Shore Weekend. The pre-party kicks off this year’s event with poolside mingling and dancing on September 29. Pool Parties and Dance Parties will continue through the weekend and include live performances and DJs. Mariah joins Jeff Hocker this week to talk about the event, its history and the attraction of Palm Springs for visitors from all around the world.In the second half of the show, Jeff is joined by Kyle Taylor, co-chair of the upcoming Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend that will take place in late-October. Find out about the activities that are planned for this year’s event.
44 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Magi Raible, L Fund Chair; Eric Davis, GED
Jeff Hocker has a discussion with the new Board Chairperson for the L Fund, Magi Raible. They talk about how they organization helps women in our Valley. Then, Eric Davis, of the G.E.D. publication, who handles the Sales/Partnerships/Events, as well as Sponsorship Specialist for the City of Cathedral City talks about the ways G.E.D. has grown in recent years including branching into the Puerto Vallarta market and more.
44 minutes | May 19, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guest: Al Jones, Chair, Palm Springs Airport Commission & Philanthropist
Al Jones has been involved in so many organizations and institutions throughout California and the Coachella Valley. Meet the man who presently chairs the Airport Commission at Palm Springs International Airport, and whose decades of experience as an administrator in the California State University system continue to have him working with Priority One Coachella Valley on the establishment of CSU's next full scale campus being awarded to Palm Desert. There's not enough time in this hour show to touch on everything, so count on the fact that Jeff Hocker will have Al back for more about what he is up to!
44 minutes | May 12, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guest: Jeff Norman, McCallum Theatre Returns in 2021!
Stellar entertainment returns to the stage of the McCallum Theatre with the arrival of the 2021-22 Season of concerts, plays and more. Jeff Norman, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs for the prestigious Coachella Valley performance venue joins Jeff Hocker this week to talk about the outstanding roster of shows with tickets now on sale following the year that wasn't ... due to COVID-19.Visit the McCallum Theatre Website for more information.
44 minutes | May 5, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Brad Fuhr, Owner, Gay Desert Guide & Joe Giarusso, CVRep Board Member
This week on the Jeff Hocker Show, Jeff talks with Brad Fuhr, Owner/Founder, Gay Desert Guide about his long involvement with LGBTQ organizations, media and marketing. Then, Joe Giarusso, a composer and the Chair of the Musical Arts Alliance and CVRep Board Member talk about the local arts scene and its recovery from pandemic shut-downs.
44 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Kevin Crockett, Personal Injury Attorney; Kevin Stern, Realtor
Jeff Hocker talks with two businessmen; two Kevin's in the LGBTQ community providing very different kinds of professional services. Hopefully, you will never need a personal injury attorney, but when something unfortunate does happen and you have to seek relief through the courts, Kevin Crockett of Crockett Law Group talks about the importance of having a good advocate in your corner. They discuss the categories and cases a personal injury attorney tries. Then, Kevin Stern from Town Real Estate in Palm Springs tells his unique story about what led to his landing in the Coachella Valley and how he came to open his own firm helping people find their dream home in this slice of desert paradise. They discuss how the Coachella Valley market is doing, what’s next as interest rates rise and all the non-profit organizations that Kevin supports.Guest Links:Crockett Law GroupTown Real Estate
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Trent Blanchard, Life Coach & Organizer, & Brent Heinze, Counselor & Musician
Jeff Hocker interviews Trent Blanchard, Co-Host, Author, Life Coach, Life Organizer about ways you can keep your life in check and clear your mind as things begin open up after all the COVID-19 closures,. Then, Brent Heinze, Licensed Counselor, Musician, Author talks about what are the best ways to begin and end relationships. Plus, they talk about Brent’s new music and what’s next for the entrepreneur.
44 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guest: Dr. Grethe Cammermeyer, Col., US Army (Ret.), LGBTQ Military Service Advocate & Hero
In the late-1980's while serving in the United States Army, Colonel Grethe Cammermeyer was seeking a top secret security clearance. In the midst of that process, she would end up honestly stating that she is a lesbian and so began one of the most high-profile cases by a high-ranking officer in the United States Department of Defense for overturning the military's ban on service by LGBTQ+ Americans. This week, Dr. Cammermeyer talks with Jeff Hocker about her service in Vietnam, later becoming chief nurse in the Washington National Guard, raising four sons, her relationship of more than thirty years with her wife Diane Divelbess, the autobiography and autobiographical made-for-TV film about her life, her work in LGBTQ activism and Democratic politics, and her ongoing passions. Website Link
44 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Ethylina Canne & Lenny Broberg, PSGMC "Easter Parade" Fundraising Event
Jeff Hocker talks about the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus's Easter Parade drive-in fundraiser on Saturday, April 10 at 7:00p.m. with the incomparable Ethylina Canne, Mistress of Ceremonies and performers. Then, meet Lenny Broberg, Retired San Francisco Police Inspector/Detective, who talks with Jeff about his life, and his career as an out police officer and how he helps non-profits to reach their financial goals. Lenny is also participating in the Easter Parade event and discusses his connection to the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus through long-term friend Dave Murdock.
44 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Charlie Barrett, Hollywood Publicity Ace & Alan Carvalho, Cathedral City Civic Leader
Jeff Hocker interviews Charlie Barrett, President, The Barrett Company LLC, Publicist & Marketing Expert discussing his celebrity clients and how he has carved out a niche promoting authors and films. Then, Jeff he talks with Alan Carvalho of Cambridge Video, former Art Commissioner and candidate for City Council to discuss Cathedral City’s recent ballot measure to eliminate vacation rentals, his time on the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and more!
44 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Jeff Hocker Show. Guests: Kathleen Bennett, Owner of Resort Marketing, and Winston Gieseke, Author and Desert Sun Writer
Jeff talks with Kathleen Bennett, Founder and Principal of Resort Marketing discussing her 25 years in marketing her clients and how tourism has played a big roll in her expertise. Then, he welcomes Winston Gieseke, Author and Journalist to discuss his book Bang Like A Porn Star. He will also discuss how he became a driving force in promoting philanthropy as the Desert Scene and Giving sections editor for the Desert Sun.
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