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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.

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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.”

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

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