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Buckner joins Consumer Team Houston on KTRH

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team announced today that Buckner International will be a sponsor of the new Consumer Team Houston program on 740 KTRH Radio.   Buckner’s Parkway Place retirement community and  Buckner’s Children and Family Services will both sponsor The Consumer Team’s expansion to KTRH Radio.   The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays, 5-6 PM on KTRH.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the sponsorship.  He said, “Buckner International has been helping people in need since the end of the Civil War.   Their ministry work is admired throughout the world.  Having an opportunity to help them increase awareness in Houston on KTRH is an honor.”buckner logo 2

The Consumer Team will feature interviews with leadership from Buckner’s Parkway Place and Children and Family Services.   Thomson added, “Buckner has been serving the retirees in Houston since 1955.  Parkway Place is an example of how good a retirement community can be with vision, compassion and dedicated leadership.  We’re very excited to have the opportunity to feature Parkway Place on Consumer Team.”

Buckner’s Children and Family Services is expanding their services to vulnerable families through their work with Star of Hope and New Hope Housing Inc.   Thomson stated, “We’re amazed at what Buckner, Star of Hope and New Hope Housing are able to do working together.    With the opening of the new Buckner Family Hope Center Houston planned for 2018 and the opening of the Buckner Family Pathways program, the services for families in need, and particular single parents, will grow dramatically in the Houston area.   This is good for our community.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is one of the most listened to weekend consumer radio programs in the nation.   In Dallas,  The Consumer Team airs Saturdays from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media.

 

Consumer Team joins KTRH Houston

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH – Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team will be join the lineup on KTRH Radio in Houston, starting May 13, 2017.   KTRH (740 AM) is the top ranked radio station for news and information in the Houston radio market.   The Consumer Team will be heard from 5-6 PM Saturdays.    The Consumer Team is currently carried on 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson called the addition of KTRH a strategic one that will strengthen the program’s ability to serve its listeners.    Thomson said, “KTRH is one of the most listened to radio stations in the US with over 1 million listeners each month.   We are excited to be part of their lineup of news and talk programming.”

The Consumer Team - Now on 740 KTRH Radio

The Consumer Team – Now on 740 KTRH Radio

The Consumer Team’s mission, according to Thomson, is to educate and connect consumers.   Thomson added, “Consumer Team is here to first educate our listeners regarding consumer issues.  Every week we talk about good deals, bad deals, recalls and rip-offs that consumers need to know about.   We also connect consumers to the best businesses that have a commitment to high levels of quality, customer service and integrity.    Thomson is quick to distinguish The Consumer Team from referral sites such as Angie’s List or Home Advisor.    He said, “In our view these big national services are the new yellow pages.   On Consumer Team we endorse a much smaller list of businesses that we know very well.  The result is a better experience for the consumer.”

Pete Thomson has been working in consumer advocacy since 2000.   The Consumer Team launched in 2011 on 1080 KRLD in Dallas/Ft. Worth.   Each week’s program features consumer news and interviews with leading consumer advocates, including journalists from Consumer Reports and Consumer’s Union.   Thomson added, “Consumer Reports and Consumer’s Union are the gold standard for consumer information.   We’ve been pleased that they make themselves available for interviews on our program.   We are huge fans.”

Thomson said that The Consumer Team will adhere to the same criteria for selecting sponsors as the new KTRH programs debuts.   He said, “We’re committed to working only with the best-of-the-best on The Consumer Team.   We will continue to vet all of our sponsors to ensure that our listeners are served by the very best.   We will also work exclusively with one business per category.   Maintaining quality is a priority for us.”

 

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 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.

 

Consumer Team: Blue Nail Roofing is Best in DFW

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)    Consumer Team host Pete Thomson says finding a good roofing company was important to launching The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD Radio.  “When we launched Consumer Team on CBS Radio’s KRLD, we knew that finding a quality roofing company was very important,” Thomson says, “But finding one that we could really believe in was challenging.   Roofing, like many home repair categories, is filled with individuals who we would never recommend.   Because of the money involved in home improvement, people looking for a quick buck are attracted to the category.   Finding Eric Thomason and Blue Nail Roofing has been a game changer for The Consumer Team.   With Eric and his company, I’m confident that we are working with the best roofing company in North Texas.”

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing on The Consumer Team

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing on The Consumer Team

Thomson and Blue Nail Roofing owner Eric Thomason are on the air together almost every weekend on The Consumer Team.   Recently they talked about the challenges homeowners have faced since the December 2015 DFW tornadoes and the hail storms of spring 2016.    Thomson said, “Both Eric and I have been very concerned about the storm chasers that have been in North Texas since last Christmas.   They’re bad news for homeowners.   These out of town companies often perform substandard work, and since they eventually go back home, getting follow-up service and warranty work can be very challenging.”

Thomson said that Blue Nail Roofing’s local roots are one of the reasons that they’re the roofing company of choice on The Consumer Team.   Thomson added, “Eric Thomason is a second generation roofing professional.  His father taught him the trade and he really knows the roofing business.  This background along with Blue Nail Roofing’s superior reputation and customer reviews are reasons that we endorse them on The Consumer Team.”

Blue Nail Roofing has been recognized by major roofing supply companies for their business and customer service excellence.    Blue Nail Roofing is certified by Owens Corning and GAF to offer enhanced warranties to homeowners.   Thomson said, “The Corning and GAF certifications are important on several levels.   First, these companies did a detailed vetting of Blue Nail before the certification was given.   Because of Blue Nail’s business practices and reputation, they’re able to offer customers the best warranties available in the marketplace.  These certifications really separate Blue Nail Roofing from other roofing companies.”

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

 

 

Blue Nail Roofing: Consumer Team’s “GO LOCAL DFW” Choice

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   Eric Thomason is a second generation roofing professional.   That, along with his company’s industry certifications, combine to make Blue Nail Roofing the endorsed choice of The Consumer Team.   As The Consumer Team launches the GO LOCAL DFW campaign promoting local Dallas-Ft. Worth businesses, host Pete Thomson calls Eric Thomason and Blue Nail an example of a high-quality, locally owned business.

Eric Thomason - Blue Nail Roofing

Eric Thomason – Blue Nail Roofing

According to Thomson, Blue Nail’s presence as a Consumer Team sponsor was the result of a long and patient search.  He said, “The roofing industry, like the entire home repair category, is filled with bad actors.   The large amount of money paid by consumers in the category attract some pretty dishonest people who are more than happy to steal, cheat and do harm to the consumer.  Blue Nail Roofing and Eric Thomason represent the best in the roofing industry.   Eric learned roofing from his dad and he’s built a company that based on high integrity and outstanding customer service.   The fact that Owens Corning and GAF both rate Blue Nail Roofing as a preferred contractor is a huge endorsement too.”

The Owens Corning and GAF endorsements are not just a plaque on the wall.   Thomson said that, because of the certifications, Blue Nail is able to offer enhanced warranties that give the consumer additional protection.   Thomson added, “The enhanced warranties mean that GAF and Owens Corning acknowledge Blue Nail Roofing’s superior abilities and skill level.   It means that when Blue Nail does a roofing job, the manufacturers have the confidence to offer an enhanced warranty.”

Eric Thomason is a regular contributor on The Consumer Team.   Pete Thomson called Thomason a valuable part of the consumer advocacy program.   He said, “Eric is one of the most interesting and informed contributors on Consumer Team.   Whether it’s quoting Better Business Bureau statistics or teaching our listeners how to inspect a roof job for problems, Eric’s always prepared to share important knowledge with our listeners.”

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

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