Archive for November, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving From The Consumer Team

From all of us at The Consumer Team best wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving!   Below is a link to a Thanksgiving blog written by Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team and president/CEO of McQ Media Inc in Dallas, Texas.   We hope you enjoy it!



New Holiday Shopping Tips For 2012

The Consumer Team talk radio program will be featuring holiday shopping tips every week through Christmas.   The Consumer Team airs Saturdays from 5-7PM Central on KRLD CBS Radio in Dallas, Texas.   According to Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, the holiday shopping programs will address some of the most important consumer issues surrounding holiday gift shopping.   Thomson said, “Consumers do the majority of their annual spending in November and December.  This year I’m very pleased with the topics we’re addressing on The Consumer Team.  Many of the shopping tips are totally new concepts that haven’t been widely talked about in the media.  From Black Friday to Cyber-Monday on through New Years, we’ll be sharing a ton of new and useful shopping tips and strategies.”

The Consumer Team Holiday Shopping Specials will address opportunities to save money, time and grief in both online and in-store shopping.   Thomson stated, “There are two distinctive shopping worlds emerging….online and in-store.  And, as our holiday shopping features will show, there are specific strategies to be used in each venue.   For internet shopping, we’ll be reporting on several new and useful shopping websites and apps that have the potential to save consumers a lot of money through discounts and special promotions.   Several of the websites and apps we’ll be discussing were not even on people’s radar last year.   As for the in-store shopping experience, there are new tips and tricks that we’ll feature that will prepare Consumer Team listeners to get very good deals and discounts at retail locations.”

The Consumer Team radio program regularly features consumer experts from Consumer Reports Magazine and Shop Smart Magazine.    Thomson said, “When it comes to consumer research and ratings, there is no better or more credible source that Consumer’s Union, Consumer Reports Magazine and Shop Smart Magazine.   I’m thrilled whenever we can get one of their writers for an interview.”

Pete Thomson has worked in consumer advocacy journalism and broadcasting for over 10 years.  Based in Dallas-Ft. Worth, The Consumer Team is one of the most listened to consumer advocacy radio programs in the US.

For more information or to listen live go to   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

BioTE Medical: Best Practices for Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Consumer Team talk radio program and host Pete Thomson have established ‘best in category’ partnerships with several of Dallas/Ft. Worth’s leaders in business and medicine.   Dr. Gary Donovitz, President of BioTE Medical, is The Consumer Team’s authority when it comes to natural hormone replacement therapy.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, heard Saturday’s 5-7PM Central on KRLD Radio, commented on Dr. Donovitz and BioTE Medical.  Thomson said, “On The Consumer Team we search for the best of the best to present to our listeners.   Our listeners depend on us to vet our sponsors thoroughly before bringing them on the air.   Dr. Gary Donovitz and the team at BioTE Medical are a very good example of that quality we’re striving for.”

Dr. Gary Donovitz

Dr. Donovitz is an authority on natural hormone replacement therapy.  He’s been a trailblazer in the development of pellet hormone therapy.   According to Thomson, “We were getting a considerable amount of listener questions regarding hormone replacement.  Men, especially, want to know about getting their hormones balanced.   We looked into the category and it became clear that Dr. Donovitz and BioTE Medical were the leaders.   We not only liked Dr. Donovitz’s track record of accomplishments but also the quality of the physicians that are using the BioTE Method of hormone replacement.”

Dr. Donovitz can be heard each week as a guest on The Consumer Team, which airs Saturday 5-7PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD in Dallas, Texas.  For more information on BioTE Medical, go to

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

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

Two of the biggest shopping days of the year are just days away.   Black Friday and Cyber Monday, immediately following Thanksgiving, represent the kick off to the Holiday shopping season.  Over the next several weeks, The Consumer Team talk radio program will be featuring segments focused on helping shoppers get maximum savings  and discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays, 5-7PM Central, on KRLD Radio, Dallas, Texas.

Jody Rohlena, Senior Editor with Shop Smart Magazine, will join Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for the special shopping segments.   According to Pete Thomson, the interviews will be very informative.  Thomson commented, “Jody Rohlena is the smartest shopper I’ve ever met.  Jody has some very original and valuable shopping tips for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.”

Thomson added, “Sometimes the whole holiday shopping experience can be very overwhelming to consumers.  There are so many sales and promotions that the consumer can easily lose focus.  Jody Rohlena and her team at Shop Smart Magazine have done a superb job of helping us sort this process out. Our listeners will come away with specific ways to save money, get big discounts and get those great deals that seem to only happen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.”

Thomson called Consumer Reports the gold standard of consumer reporting.  He added, “It’s an honor whenever we can get one of their writers for an interview.   I buy everything they publish and can say conservatively that their information has saved me many thousands of dollars as a consumer.”

Black Friday has developed a reputation for being the day that hard-core shoppers who often sleep overnight at a mall or store parking lot to get access to deeply discounted merchandise.  Thomson said, “You don’t have to sleep overnight at the mall to get good deals and huge discounts on Black Friday.  Regular people who don’t want to deal with the beat-down of the crowds will get a lot from our segments.”   And as for the professional shoppers?  Thomson said, “I can’t give it away but we’ll have some tips for them too.”

Cyber Monday, the biggest day of the year for online shopping, has received increased attention in recent years as more shoppers have opted for the convenience of shopping from their personal computers.  Thomson said, ” The power that the cyber consumer has at their finger tips for making smart shopping decisions is incredible.  We’ll be talking about several Apps that will make the Cyber Monday and holiday online shopping process much easier.”

The Consumer Team’s flagship station is 1080 KRLD Radio, one of Dallas/Ft. Worth’s most listened to news stations.  For more information on The Consumer Team radio program and to listen live online, go to   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.



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