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Consumer Team Radio: Protect Yourself on the Web

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)          The Consumer Team talk radio program will be airing a feature regarding Consumer Reports recent ‘State of The Net’ Study.  Jeff Fox, Technology Editor with Consumer Reports, will join Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for a discussion regarding internet safety and scams.   The segment will air on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5PM (Central) on KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, calls the ‘State of the Net’ study the best of its kind.   Thomson added, “Consumer Reports has such a broad reach into the marketplace.  When they focus in on a topic or issue, they have a powerful ability to take a thorough and meaningful pulse of the marketplace.   In the segment with Jeff Fox, our listeners will benefit from in depth research into current threats on the net.  They’ll also learn how to fight back against the cyber bad guys.”

Included in the Consumer Reports study are the latest statistics regarding malware attacks against Americans.   Also included is research on mobile and social media security threats.   According to Thomson, the interview will cover a number of free programs that consumers can use to keep their web surfing safe.

The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD is one of the most listened to local consumer programs in the country.   KRLD’s weekly audience is over 500,000 persons which makes it one of the top rated news-talk radio stations in the nation.   Thomson describes The Consumer Team as his ‘passion in life.’  He added, “I’ve been involved in consumer advocacy journalism and broadcasting for over 10 years.   Our goal on The Consumer Team is to help our listeners save time, money and grief in their lives as a consumer.  From finding great deals to helping folks avoid scams, we try to bring fresh content to the airwaves every week.”    Thomson described the consumer landscape in America as very challenging.  He said, “The good news is that consumers have more tools at their finger tips that can truly help them maximize their consumer lives.   The bad news is that there are more scams and bad deals out there than ever before.  The internet alone has presented a number of challenges to consumers.  On The Consumer Team our goal is to help people navigate through the shark infested waters.”

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

Consumer Team: Training for New Gun Owners

(Dallas, TX)   As gun sales skyrocket across the country, new gun owners are searching for information on gun training and gun safety.  The Consumer Team talk radio program is responding with a series of segments designed to help new gun owners find resources for information and training.  Tiger McKee, nationally known firearms training expert, will be a featured guest on The Consumer Team, Saturday, January 19th from 5-7PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas.   Pete Thomson, executive producer and host of The Consumer Team, commented on McKee’s appearance, “We know that there are many thousands of new gun owners in the marketplace.  These are people who have recently purchased a gun, most likely a handgun which will be kept in their home.  Our goal on The Consumer Team is to give these people information on both gun training and safety.  And, we’re excited to have Tiger McKee on the program.”

 

Tiger McKee - Director of Shootrite Firearms Academy

Tiger McKee is Director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, a fire arms training organization offering online, video and on-site firearms training.  Thomson added, “Tiger McKee is a valuable resource to our listeners because of his depth of knowledge.  He’s effective teaching both new and experienced students.  For new students, Shootrite features basic training and safety instruction.  And for more advanced students, Shootrite Firearms Academy is well respected as an excellent training resource.”

Thomson said that future segments on firearms safety, training and personal protection are being planned for The Consumer Team.  Thomson added, “We’re going to spend a lot of time on gun safety because it’s such an important part of handling firearms.  Beyond that it’s clear that our listeners want information on being more secure in their homes.  To address this need, we will be interviewing other personal protection and self defense experts including law enforcement officials in future programs.  To me, a big part of the discussion on personal protection and firearms training needs to center around ways to avoid ever having to use a gun.   And as people get better and more thoroughly trained they can become more skilled in methods of staying safe without having to fire a gun.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

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

 

Improving School Security: The Consumer Team Investigates

(DALLAS, TX)  In response to the mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school in December, The Consumer Team talk radio program will feature special segments addressing the issues surrounding the security of schools, churches, hospitals and malls.  On January 5, 2013 from 5-7PM 1080 KRLD Radio Dallas, The Consumer Team will air the first in the series of interviews.   Featured in the interview will be Jacob Savoie and Dave Jones from Enterprise Security Solutions of Texas (ESST).   Pete Thomson, executive producer and host of The Consumer Team, commented on the interview.  He stated, “Since the tragic shootings of December, many business leaders have been reassessing their own security systems and their ability to protect their employees, customers, students and patients.  The team from ESST are leaders in their field and will bring a very timely and valuable conversation to the airwaves of The Consumer Team on KRLD.”

ESST specializes in electronic security systems including the latest innovations in surveillance systems and other technology.   Their clients include The Gaylord Texan, Denton Regional Hospital, Crowley ISD and CIGNA Healthcare.   Their management has extensive experience in security, personal protection and law enforcement including The FBI.  According to Thomson, “After the tragic shooting in Connecticut, we focused on finding the company that provided security to the leaders in business and education.  The client list of ESST is very impressive.  This company is one of the best in the US.”

Thomson added that the current state of security in school systems is not strong.  While some schools have enhanced their systems over the last several years, he says there are still significant problems.  Thomson added, “You can’t just put up a few cameras with a monitor in the front office and consider a school secure.  One of the primary goals of security enhancement has to be an earlier recognition of a problem in addition to stronger systems of security enforcement and response under duress.  Simply put, based on the information we have, it’s clear that our schools are not well protected.”

According to Thomson, The Consumer Team security segments will be valuable to not only educators but also anyone who needs to protect a customer or employee.  “We’ll be talking about best practices for security that can be utilized in schools, businesses, churches and any other public place.  We’ll also address the biggest security and protection mistakes that companies make every day.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.   KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market and The Consumer Team is one of the most listened to weekly consumer advocacy programs in the US.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

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

 

 

Holiday Burglaries on the Rise: How to Protect Your Home

In the holiday movie classic “Home Alone“, the bungling, slap-stick ‘Wet Bandits’ plot to break into numerous unoccupied homes in an affluent suburban Chicago neighborhood during the Christmas holiday.   Fortunately, eight year old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) foils the bandit’s plans and saves the day resulting in a Merry Christmas.  However, and back to the real world, just talk to any cop and they’ll tell you horror stories of family holidays ruined because of a holiday home burglary.

Throughout the month of December, The Consumer Team radio program is airing a series of segments educating homeowners on how to avoid holiday home burglaries.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team radio program, said the segments are made up of common sense as well as new tips.  Thomson said, “There are some very basic things that all homeowners can do to protect their homes from a holiday burglary.   We’ll be airing these tips along with several that people have most likely not considered.  All in all, our goal is to arm our listeners with home security tips for best practices so their homes can be safe and secure while they’re out of town.”

Joining The Consumer Team for the Holiday Home Security segments will be Officer Christopher Bianez from the Plano, Texas Police Department Crime Prevention Unit.   Officer Bianez is a 15 year veteran of the Plano Police Department.   According to Pete Thomson, “Officer Christopher Bianez of The Plano Police Department brings a wealth of experience to The Consumer Team.  He’s very astute and quite aware of the latest trends relative to home burglaries. ”   According to Thomson, technology is a tool that both burglars and homeowners are using.  Thomson added, “Even the bad guys have smart phones and they know how to use them.  Officer Bianez will be talking about how we can leverage technology to stay ahead of the bad guys to make sure our homes are safe during the holidays.”

The Holiday Home Security is part of a larger umbrella of Consumer Team holiday coverage.  Pete Thomson added, “We love the holidays at The Consumer Team.  Through all of our holiday talk radio programming for consumers our goal has been to help people save time, money and grief.  With the the help of incredible program partners like the Plano Police, Consumer Reports and Shop Smart Magazine, our content has been very timely and relevant.   And based on listener feedback, we believe that people are really coming away with valuable shopping and consumer tips for this holiday season.”   Pete Thomson has been involved 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 programs on the air in the US.

The Consumer Team airs Saturdays from 5-7PM (Central) on KRLD 1080 AM Radio in Dallas.  For more information and to listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com    The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, a full service advertising and marketing firm, based in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

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