Archive for August, 2012

Consumer Team Radio: West Nile Virus Questions Answered

West Nile Virus Update - Saturday on The Consumer Team

The Consumer Team talk radio program will be featuring a special broadcast regarding the severe outbreak of 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, September 1, 3-5PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio.

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.”

Thomson added that this Saturday’s West Nile special will address a number of recent questions that area citizens have been asking.  Thomson stated, “Two questions are coming into our program consistently.  First, people want to know how much longer West Nile will remain a threat for this year.  Secondly, people are already asking about how severe the West Nile outbreak will be next year.  We will be addressing both of those questions to Patrick Prather on Saturday’s Consumer Team radio program.”

West Nile Virus cases in North Texas have reached unprecedented levels in 2012.  Dallas County alone has reported 322 human cases including 13 deaths.

For more information and to listen to The Consumer Team live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.  http://www.mcqmedia.us

The Consumer Team Moves To KRLD Radio

The Consumer Team talk radio program is moving to 1080 KRLD Radio effective August 26, 2012.   The program will be heard Saturdays from 5-7PM.   However, because of sports programming on August 25 on KRLD, the first Consumer Team program will be heard from 4-6PM on Sunday, August 26.

KRLD is the top rated news station in Dallas/Ft. Worth according to the most recent ratings.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented,  “Our team is thrilled to have an opportunity to join one of the top CBS news stations in the US.   CBS/Dallas management has shown a high level of interest in our program for some time now.   The opportunity to be part of KRLD’s weekend line-up is exciting.”

According to Thomson, KRLD is the best possible home for a program like The Consumer Team.  He added, “When news happens in North Texas, people turn to KRLD.  The station has a massive cume audience making it one of the most listened to in the market.  KRLD listeners want important information as it happens.  Clearly this is the best possible environment for a program like The Consumer Team.”

Each week, The Consumer Team radio program features news and information designed help consumers save time, money and avoid grief in their consumer lives.   The program regularly features interviews with writers from Consumer Reports Magazine in New York and airs the popular Consumer Reports feature, “Report to Consumer”.

In addition to consumer news, The Consumer Team also features select sponsors from the North Texas area that have received ‘Consumer Team Certified’ status from the program.  Thomson added, “The Consumer Team is committed to bringing our listeners the best businesses across key consumer categories.   From home repair to plastic surgery and mortgage to financial planning, we thoroughly check out all of our sponsors and only bring the best to the airwaves of The Consumer Team.”

For more information on The Consumer Team, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com

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

Consumer Team Radio….Getting Better Sleep

The Consumer Team talk radio program will discuss strategies for getting better sleep on Saturday, August 18, 2-4PM (Central) on 570 KLIF Radio, Dallas.  Jamie Hirsh, Consumer Reports Senior Associate Editor for Health, will be a featured guest in the program.  Hirsh played a key role in a recent Consumer Reports Magazine feature on better sleep.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the interview.  “The Consumer Reports team is unmatched when it comes to large research projects.  In their recent sleep study, they reached out to tens of thousands of readers regarding not only sleep issues but also strategies for a better night’s sleep.  This information combined with their ability to research and rate over the counter and prescription sleep aids has resulted in the most comprehensive study every done in the area of sleep.  We’re excited to have Jamie Hirsh on Consumer Team to share this valuable information”

According to the recent Consumer Reports sleep survey, 60% of respondents reported having difficulty falling or staying asleep at least 3 times per week.  Thomson added, “Lack of sleep connects to numerous other health issues.  Put another way, better sleep can be an effective foundation for improved overall health.  And fortunately, much of good sleep is based on good habits that can be learned.  Consumer Team listeners will have a chance to learn these habits from the interview.”

For more information or to listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com

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

 

Consumer Team Investigates Dangerous Vitamins & Supplements

A recent Consumer Reports investigation into vitamins and supplements has identified 10 areas of danger for consumers.  Nancy Metcalf, Senior Editor with Consumer Reports Magazine, will be interviewed on The Consumer Team talk radio program regarding the investigation.   The program will be broadcast on Saturday, August 11 from 2-4 PM (Central) on 570 KLIF Radio, Dallas.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team commented on the interview.  “This investigation into vitamins and supplements was a  real eye opener.   I’ve been taking supplements for years and thought I had a pretty good handle on the issues with supplements.  The Consumer Reports investigation introduces some new areas of concern that have merit.”

Thomson added, “The vitamin and supplement investigation is the kind of project that Consumer Reports is uniquely qualified to oversee.  They have the resources to crunch the massive amount of data required in an investigation of this size and scope.  Also, because the competition between the supplement and pharmaceutical camps is so intense, an objective organization such as Consumer Reports was essential to get a fair and balanced interpretation of the data.”

For more information and to listen to The Consumer Team live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

 

Consumer Team Talk Radio….Saving on Groceries

Saving on Groceries on The Consumer Team

Saving money on groceries will be the topic of a special segment broadcast on The Consumer Team talk radio program, Saturday, August 4 at 2PM Central on 570 KLIF Radio, Dallas.   Jody Rohlena, Senior Editor with Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine, will be a featured guest on the program.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team commented on the upcoming program.  “Jody and the ShopSmart staff has really done their homework.  We’ll be talking about ways that consumers can save significantly at the grocery store.   In fact, one of the tips from this segment can save shoppers up to 60%.”

Historically, savvy shoppers have mastered ways to save by combining coupons with store sales and other promotions.  According to Thomson, coupon clipping is just the beginning of the process of cutting the family grocery bill.  Thomson added, “There’s no doubt that a family can save thousands of dollars annually by using coupons strategically.   In our interview we’ll be going deeper into the process of saving.   We’ll be talking about new web sites and Apps that have emerged as well as new programs that retailers are rolling out to help their customers be smarter shoppers.”

The Consumer Team radio program is heard from 2-4 PM (Central) on 570 KLIF.   To listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com

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

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