Archive for July, 2012

Consumer Team Talk Radio: Best Restaurants, Web Site Rip-Offs, Swipe Fees

Saturday, July 21 at 2PM Central, The Consumer Team talk radio program will feature special segments on America’s best restaurants, web site design rip-offs and the impact of credit card swipe fees on consumers.

America’s Best Restaurants Revealed:   Special guest Tod Marks of Consumer Reports Magazine will discuss the results of The Consumer Magazine restaurant survey.  According to Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, listeners will find the restaurant segment very useful.  Thomson stated, “This survey is by far the most complete research project ever undertaken for chain restaurants.  We’ll be talking about the best restaurants in many different categories from IHOP to Capital Grille.   Tod also will share tips regarding how to find the best deals on even the most expensive restaurants.”

Web Site Design Rip-Offs:  The Consumer Team will continue to expose rip-offs in web site design and search engine marketing.   Tom Burnett of DFW Web Design will reveal how small businesses are regularly overcharged for web site design and search engine marketing programs known as SEO and SEM.

Credit Card Swipe Fees:   With the recent $6 billion settlement reached between credit card companies and retailers, there is speculation that consumers may be on the losing end of new swipe fees from retailers who previously were not able to pass along these costs.   The Consumer Team will offer analysis of both the short-term and long-term implications of swipe fees for the consumer.

The Consumer Team is heard Saturdays, 2-4PM Central on 570 KLIF Radio in Dallas.   To listen live, go to

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

West Nile Alert….How to Protect Yourself

The Consumer Team talk radio program will be featuring a special broadcast regarding the recent increase in West Nile Virus in the North Texas area.   Entomologist Patrick Prather, President of Rid All Pest of Ft. Worth will be a featured guest on the program, which will be broadcast Saturday, July 14 from 2-4 PM (Central) on 570 KLIF Radio.

West Nile Virus...Confirmed Cases Are Increasing

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the West Nile special broadcast.  “Patrick Prather is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on mosquito control and West Nile Virus.   His company consults municipalities regarding mosquito control and West Nile.  The fact that Patrick is an entomologist gives him an ability to offer an educated and well researched perspective on insects and West Nile Virus.  His input will be very valuable on this Saturday’s Consumer Team.”

According to health officials, West Nile Virus is a potentially serious virus that effects the central nervous system.  Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, body aches, swollen lymph nodes and skin rash.

Thomson added that The Consumer Team will feature tips for homeowners regarding how to safely and effectively control mosquitoes as well as how to minimize chances of being infected by West Nile Virus.

For more information and to listen to The Consumer Team live, go to

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

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