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Consumer Team Radio: Best Gifts Under $25

The Consumer Team talk radio program will feature a special segment on the best holiday gifts under $25.  According to Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team radio show, there are quality gifts available that won’t break the bank.  Thomson commented, “There are amazing gifts available for under $25 but the trick is knowing where to find them.  On The Consumer Team we’ll talk about specific gift ideas that are high quality but under $25 dollars”

Joining Thomson for the special segment will be Jody Rohlena, senior editor of Shop Smart Magazine, which is featuring the story on gifts under $25 in their December issue.   Thomson added, “Jody Rohlena with Shop Smart Magazine is a very talented writer.  She’s one of the brightest, most resourceful guests we have on The Consumer Team.  And she’s really done her homework for this segment on high value gifts under 25 dollars.”  Shop Smart Magazine is part of Consumers Union, which also published Consumer Reports Magazine.   Thomson added, “Whenever someone asks me how they can be a better consumer, I tell them to shell out a few bucks and subscribe to Consumer Reports and Shop Smart.   They’re hands down the best resources out there for the consumer.  And the Consumer Reports website is unmatched in terms of giving consumers a powerful database to use for research.”

The Consumer Team will air Saturday, December 1, from 3-5PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas, Texas.    For more information and to listen live, go to   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas.

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson features consumer tips and sponsor recommendations.   Pete Thomson has been involved in consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  Thomson has published numerous articles on consumer research, consumer rights and advertising ethics.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a full service advertising and marketing firm based in Dallas, Texas.

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.

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