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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.

Elite Remodeling Joins Consumer Team DFW

DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD, today announced a new partnership with Elite Remodeling, a Frisco, Texas based remodeling firm.    Thomson said that Elite Remodeling Founder/CEO John Todd will join The Consumer Team as a regular contributor and exclusive sponsor in the remodeling category.

John Todd - Elite Remodeling

John Todd – Elite Remodeling

For The Consumer Team, the addition of Elite Remodeling is the conclusion of a long search.  Thomson commented, “The remodeling category on Consumer Team is vital.  And because there is such a wide variety of competency levels in the marketplace, it was essential for us to take our time and find the very best remodeling company in North Texas.  Elite Remodeling led by John Todd is, quite simply, the best in North Texas.”

Thomson said the Consumer Team segments with John Todd we be highly educational.  He added, “Because there are some many moving parts to the remodeling process, I know we’ll be spending a considerable amount of time on remodeling education, including a focus on best practices when it comes to remodeling.”

Elite Remodeling Joins The Consumer Team

Elite Remodeling Joins The Consumer Team

Demographic trends, according to Thomson, make remodeling a very relevant topic for on-the-air discussion.   Thomson said, “Two trends are making remodeling a hot topic with consumers.  First is the overall real estate market, which is the strongest it’s been in years.   A hot market, combined with rising prices have resulted in consumers, especially baby-boomers approaching or in retirement, opting to remodel their current home rather than deal with the uncertainties of selling and moving.  Consequently, there is a large increase in consumers wanting to do major renovation on their homes. ”   As in all consumer transactions that involve large amounts of money, Thomson says, vetting a prospective remodeling company is vital.   He added, “Elite Remodeling represents best practices in all areas of remodeling.   From managing the detail of a project budget to dealing with municipality permitting to quality craftsmanship, Elite has set and maintains a very high standard.”

As with all Consumer Team topics, Thomson says the goal is to educate consumers and connect them to the best contractors in North Texas.   He said, “An educated consumer is in a much better position to make good financial as well as design decisions and we’ll address that in our on-air segments with John Todd.  Beyond education, we’ll be connecting Consumer Team listeners with John and his team of professionals at Elite Remodeling so they can get the job done right.”

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

Sleep Houston Joins The Consumer Team

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)    Sleep Houston has joined The Consumer Team as a sponsor on 740 KTRH Radio.    Sleep Houston is headed by Dr. Meghna Dassani who has been a pioneer in the treatment of Sleep Apnea.   She will be a regular contributor to The Consumer Team talk radio program in Houston.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson commented, “Sleep Apnea is a killer.   Every day people go to bed an don’t wake up because of Sleep Apnea.   We’re excited to have Sleep Houston as a sponsor and Dr. Dassani as part of our on-air team.”

Dr. Meghna Dassani - Sleep Houston

Dr. Meghna Dassani – Sleep Houston

Dr. Dassani has been on the front lines of the development of an alternative to the CPAP machine, a treatment that many patients can’t tolerate well.   Thomson added, “The CPAP works in treating Sleep Apnea but many people just can’t or won’t use one. Sleep Houston and Dr. Dassani offer a exciting alternative to the big, bulky CPAP.  It’s an oral appliance, similar in some ways to a football mouth guard, that is easy to wear, very effective and is saving lives.”

According to Thomson, The Consumer Team interviews with Dr. Dassani will be educational in nature.    He added, “There is so much to talk about relative to healthy sleep.   Dr. Dassani and Sleep Houston are the authority on this topic so we’re going to be tapping into their vast knowledge on a regular basis on The Consumer Team.   We’re looking forward to helping to make Houston healthier because of Sleep Houston.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is one of the most listened to locally produced consumer advocacy programs on the air in the US.   In Houston, The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on Newsradio 740 KTRH.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media.

Floors 4 Less: Consumer Team Certified as Best in DFW

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team Newswire)   The Consumer Team announced today that Floors 4 Less, a Dallas-Ft. Worth flooring company, has joined the program as a sponsor.    Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the addition of Floors 4 Less will bring valuable information to the program regarding how to successfully buy home flooring products.   Sharif Asad, owner of Floors 4 Less, will join Thomson for a series of educational segments on The Consumer Team, which airs Saturdays from 6 to 8 PM on 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   Thomson commented on the addition of Floors 4 Less.  He said, “Consumers have a number of challenges when buying floor covering.   We believe that Floors 4 Less and their business model give the consumer the best combination of high quality products, low price and outstanding customer service.

Sharif Asad - Floors 4 Less -Consumer Team Certified

Sharif Asad – Floors 4 Less -Consumer Team Certified

Floors 4 Less – Cutting Out “The Middleman”

Floors 4 Less will not be beat on price, period.  That’s what owner Sharif Asad said in a recent Consumer Team interview.   He went on to describe his family’s business philosophy of keeping their business structure lean-and-mean in order to deliver the lowest price to the consumer.   The math is pretty simple.  Since Floors 4 Less don’t employ salespeople, this can mean a significant savings to consumers.   In retail flooring, commissions paid to salespeople can be as high as 30-40% of the purchase price.

Quality & Safety

Although price is an important part of the flooring purchase, Thomson says it’s secondary to flooring product quality and safety.   Thomson said, “Recent investigations into larger flooring suppliers and retailers selling tainted and unsafe products have really put this on our radar.  Floors 4 Less has very stringent policies regarding product safety and quality.  They only sell products from reliable suppliers that are confirmed to be safe.”

And They Come To You!

floors 4 Less logoFloors 4 Less is changing ‘best practices’ in the flooring industry by offering “in-home” services for consumers.  Thomson added, “Floors 4 Less is taking all the stress out of buying flooring by giving the absolute best customer service.  Instead of having to hassle with going to the store and leaving a deposit for samples, they’ll come to you.   Floors 4 Less will bring the samples to you and give you an opportunity to see how the flooring will look in your home.”

Big Announcement Coming on KRLD

Sharif Assad will join Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team, 6-8 PM Saturday on 1080 KRLD.  Thomson urged DFW listeners to tune in for a major announcement.   He added, “Sharif will be announcing a major discount on a certain type of hardwood that will be pretty exciting.   He’ll be talking about a price that’s not available anywhere in North Texas.”

 

 

“Do It Yourself” Tax Resolution? Consumer Team Interviews Attorney Nick Nemeth

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)     Savvy consumers have learned to save money through DIY.    YouTube, specifically, has brought rise to a nation of do-it-yourselfers who learn from video and then tackle a project on their own.   There are some arenas where being a DIYer can end badly.  When it comes to dealing with an IRS tax issue, a DIY strategy can sometimes be dangerous.   Nick Nemeth, DFW attorney, will join Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team to discuss when a DIY strategy can work for consumers.    The interview will be broadcast on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Nick Nemeth - Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Nick Nemeth – Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said that Nemeth supports a ‘Do It Yourself’ strategy, in some cases.   Thomson added, “In our interview, Nick talks about several situations where a consumer can ‘do it yourself’.    But, as you can imagine, knowing when it’s appropriate to go DIY is critical.”    Helping consumers determine their options, according to Thomson, is one of Nick Nemeth’s most valuable consumer services.    He added, “Nick is very open and transparent with consumers dealing with an IRS tax issue.   And because he offers a free initial consultation to consumers, people can learn what their options are without spending any money.”

The Consumer Team is airing a radio series on tax resolution services to address what Thomson calls consumer abuse in the category.   Thomson said, “A number of the big firms in tax resolution are not consumer friendly.   They’re generally national advertisers that have very aggressive commercials making big promises to the consumer.    Their trick is to get a consumer to agree to a large retainer and a monthly fee and then drag out the process as long as possible.   By the time the consumer figures out that the firm is not doing anything, they’ve spent a ton of money. ”    Thomson applauded Nick Nemeth’s model of customer service.   Thomson added, “Nick is a true consumer advocate.   Beyond the free initial consultation, Nick is very respected in the area of IRS issues.  He is known and respected by the IRS.  In fact, his office is within walking distance of their north Dallas office.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6 to 8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas.

Consumer Team: Rise Air Will Change Business Travel

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Anyone who’s traveled regularly for business knows the grind of life on the road.   Airports, fast-food, hotels and delays can wear on even the most energetic road warrior.   The Consumer Team recently interviewed Nick Kennedy, CEO of Rise Air, about his new concept in business air travel, which is opening up private planes to business travelers.

Rise Air - Changing Business Travel in Texas

Rise Air – Changing Business Travel in Texas

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the Rise business model offers a welcome lifestyle change for busy business travelers.   He said, “Rise Air is giving business people their lives back.  Instead of spending all day at DFW or Love Airports, you can now drive right up to the plane, go through fast security, get your business done and be home for dinner.”

Thomson said Nick Kennedy will be a regular contributor to The Consumer Team.  He added, “We’re fans of Rise Air on a number of levels.  Because of Rise Air, businesses are able to be more productive and offer their frequent business travelers a better life.   When busy executives are able to fly to Houston, Austin or San Antonio in the morning and be at their child’s afternoon baseball game, lives are changing for the better. Beyond their incredible service, we love the fact that Rise Air is a hometown business based in Dallas-Ft. Worth.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturday’s from 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.

 

 

IRS Problems? Consumer Team Recommends Nick Nemeth

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)    Consumers dealing with IRS tax issues are getting encouragement and education from a series of interviews on The Consumer Team.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, and local DFW attorney Nick Nemeth have been discussing the IRS tax problems that consumers face in a series of radio interviews.

Nick Nemeth - Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Nick Nemeth – Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Thomson said he became interested in the tax resolution because of the abundance of advertising targeting consumers with tax problems.   Thomson added, “Based on all the commercials on the air from national companies, it’s very apparent that there’s a big consumer need for assistance with IRS issues.”   The problem with many of the national companies, according to Thomson, is that they don’t deliver.   He added, “Many of the big national companies you hear on the air are making big promises.  When a consumer calls, they’re often dealing with someone who is not an attorney.   And, the results are bad for the consumer.”

The Consumer Team endorses Dallas-Ft. Worth attorney Nick Nemeth, a local attorney who helps consumers with IRS tax problems.   Commenting on Nemeth’s addition to The Consumer Team, Thomson said, “It’s simple.  Nick Nemeth is experienced in this category.  He’s local so a client can meet with him face to face.  And he gets results for his clients.   That’s why Nick Nemeth is the choice of The Consumer Team.”

Nick Nemeth is a regular guest on The Consumer Team.   Thomson says the goal of the radio segments is two-fold.   He added, “First we want to educate consumers regarding what the options are when you’re facing an IRS tax problem.   Many of the national ads are deceptive and make claims that aren’t based on reality.   Beyond education, we want to encourage consumers to be proactive and not delay getting help.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas, Texas.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Kent Smith Named President of American Sleep & Breathing Academy

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   Dr. Kent Smith of Sleep Dallas has been named President of the American Sleep & Breathing Academy.   Dr. Smith is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team talk radio program on 1080 KRLD Radio.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented, “Dr. Kent Smith is a true leader in the area of sleep disorders.  For years, he’s been lecturing across the country to doctors and other professionals about healthy sleep.  We’re excited to see him move into this leadership position.”

Dr. Kent Smith - Sleep Dallas

Dr. Kent Smith – Sleep Dallas

Dr. Kent Smith’s contribution to healthy sleep has been significant.   He has been on the forefront of the development of a small oral appliance that can be used for the treatment of sleep apnea.  The appliance, similar in size to a mouth guard, has been very effective with patients not able to tolerate a CPAP machine.  Regarding Dr. Smith’s work in treating sleep apnea, Thomson added “Dr. Kent Smith and Sleep Dallas have helped thousands of patients who just couldn’t tolerate a CPAP.   Through this new advancement in treatment lives are being saved.”

As a regular guest on The Consumer Team, Dr. Smith has been able to bring a number of important discussions on healthy sleep to the program.   According to Thomson, this education is helping consumers get help before tragedy strikes.  Thomson added, “Drowsy driving is a real focus of Dr. Smith’s message lately.  Dr. Smith recently spoke to a congressional subcommittee about the issue.  The connection between drowsy driving and sleep apnea is clear and chilling.   It’s killing thousands of people every year.”

Dr. Kent Smith and Sleep Dallas offer a free initial consultation to patients who identify themselves as listeners to The Consumer Team.    Thomson added,  “The free initial consultation is a great opportunity for consumers to learn about the options available for treating sleep apnea.   We appreciate this valuable support of our listeners.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM Central on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.

 

 

 

Consumer Team Welcomes Timeshare Exit Team

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson today announced that Timeshare Exit Team is joining The Consumer Team as a sponsor.   Timeshare Exit Team is a company that helps consumers get out of timeshares.  Commenting on the on-air partnership, Thomson commented, “We have been aware of Timeshare Exit Team for some time.   I’m very impressed with their track record of helping consumers successfully get out of timeshare deals.  We are excited to have them on The Consumer Team.”   In addition to their presence on Consumer Team in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Thomson’s endorsement of Timeshare Exit Team  will also air in TSN news programming throughout Texas on The Texas State Networks.    Thomson added, “We applaud Timeshare Exit Team for their commitment to educating consumers throughout the Lone Star State.  As a result of this campaign partnership, thousands of consumers in Texas will get relief from timeshare deals that are no longer the right fit for their lifestyle.”

Timeshare Exit Team - Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Timeshare Exit Team – Endorsed by The Consumer Team

According to Thomson, the burden of some timeshare agreements is a significant consumer issue.   He said, “Based on our research we know that consumers can feel trapped in timeshares.   Oftentimes they don’t even use the timeshare.  Also, the maintenance fees can become a big issue.   With further research we found that Timeshare Exit Team is ‘best practices’ for helping consumers get out of a timeshare safely and permanently. ”

Pete Thomson - The Consumer Team

Pete Thomson – The Consumer Team

Thomson said leadership from Timeshare Exit Team will be joining The Consumer Team as regular contributors.   Thomson added, “Our interviews with Timeshare Exit Team leadership will be very educational and will help consumers understand what the options are regarding timeshare agreements.”   Thomson commended Timeshare Exit Team for their transparency and customer focus.  He said, “I love the fact that consumers can get a free consultation from Timeshare Exit Team.   Without spending a dime, you can find out what your options are.  This is an outstanding service.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is one of the most listened to consumer advocacy programs in the country.    The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays, 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Consumer Team Talks with Buckner President Reyes

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS)   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson will interview Buckner International President Dr. Albert Reyes on Saturday, October 22, 2016 on 1080 KRLD.    The interview will highlight Buckner’s charity and ministry work in DFW and around the world.   Pete Thomson called Buckner one of the best run non-profits in America.  He said, “On The Consumer Team, we believe that giving back is important.   Since the end of The Civil War, Buckner International has been transforming lives.   I’m proud to be a supporter of Buckner and to have an opportunity to help promote their important work on The Consumer Team.”

Dr. Albert Reyes - Buckner International

Dr. Albert Reyes – Buckner International

According to Thomson, Buckner’s “Shoes for Orphan Souls” program will be discussed in the Saturday interview.   Thomson added, “Shoes for Orphan Souls is how I first became aware of Buckner International over 10 years ago.   It is amazing to see how the gift of a pair of shoes can change a person’s life.   This is an amazing ministry outreach.”

The Consumer Team has been an advocate of what Thomson calls “responsible giving”.   He continued, “We believe that giving back is important but that consumers need to vet their giving choices carefully.   Buckner has established a standard that is among the best in the non-profit world.   I support Buckner personally and recommend them to anyone who wants to see their charitable gift go towards a very meaningful purpose.”

The interview with Dr. Reyes will air Saturday, October 22, 2016 on 1080 KRLD at 7:10 PM.    To listen live click here.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced my McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

 

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