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Consumer Team: What To Do If You’re Arrested

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson today announced a new series of interviews with Texas Criminal Defense Attorney John “Tony” Ross.   According to Thomson, the interviews will be educational and will focus on what consumers aren’t prepared for in an arrest situation.   Thomson said, “This interview series is designed to help consumers understand the nuances involved in dealing with the police.  Since most people have never been arrested previously, it’s easy to make a critical error.”

John A. “Tony” Ross

Thomson said that John “Tony” Ross is well suited for the Consumer Team interviews because of his experience as a criminal law attorney.   He added, “Tony’s extensive experience in Texas Criminal Law makes him a solid source for our interviews.  He’s highly respected in Texas and we’re excited to have him as a resource on Consumer Team.”

Thomson said in addition to offering general advice for anyone in an arrest situation, that the interviews will have a focus on what parents can do to prepare and support children who are arrested. He added, “Through our series of interviews, we want to help parents be prepared for that 1 AM phone call from a son or daughter who says ‘Dad, I’ve been arrested.'”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson airs Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH Radio, Houston and from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

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



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