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Blue Nail Roofing & Consumer Team Canned Food Drive


(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team and Blue Nail Roofing are joining together to collect canned food items for the hungry of North Texas.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the effort.  He said, “Eric Thomason, the owner of Blue Nail Roofing, is always looking for ways to give back.   We’re honored to working with them to host the 2017 Canned Food Drive.”

Donated food will be delivered to The North Texas Food Bank for distribution to families in the DFW Metroplex area.  Thomson added, “We’re really pleased to be working with The North Texas Food Bank on our food drive.  They have built a reputation of quality, integrity and stewardship through the years in Dallas-Ft. Worth.”

Recently on The Consumer Team program, Thomson cited Blue Nail’s previous support of charity in North Texas.  He said, “Blue Nail has supported a number of charitable efforts previously, including donating time and materials to several DFW homes for Habitat for Humanity.”

Through December 31st, canned food items are being collected at Blue Nail Roofing’s DFW offices located at 366 West I-30 in Garland, Texas.   Thomason and Thomson will also be discussing the food drive on The Consumer Team, which is broadcast Saturdays, 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Blue Nail Roofing & Consumer Team Broadcast at Home & Garden Show

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)    The Consumer Team joined with Blue Nail Roofing at the recent Dallas Fall Home & Garden Show at Dallas Market Hall to stage a special broadcast of The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD Radio. Blue Nail Roofing President Eric Thomason joined Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for the broadcast.

(L-R) Pete Thomson & Eric Thomason at the Dallas Home & Garden Show

During the broadcast event, Eric Thomason talked about why education is important to home and business owners that need to replace or repair a roof in the North Texas area.   Pete Thomson commenting on the broadcast said, “Education has always been at the heart of Blue Nail Roofing and their approach to helping consumers.   That’s one of the reasons that Eric is such a valuable guest and resource on our program.”

Thomason and Thomson also discussed the importance of certifications and enhanced warranties in the roofing business.  Thomson added, “One of the biggest mistakes consumers make is not insisting on using a certified roofing company.  Blue Nail Roofing is certified by GAF and Owens Corning.   Both of these major roofing materials manufacturers have vetted Blue Nail Roofing and given them their certification and the ability to offer consumers enhanced warranties.   Enhanced warranties give homeowners a much greater level of protection.”

For more information on roof and storm repair in Dallas-Ft. Worth, call Blue Nail Roofing at 469-726-2176.   Listen to Eric Thomason and Pete Thomson discussing best practices in home and roof repair Saturdays, 6-8 PM on The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.



Consumer Team Interviews Top DFW Remodeling Expert

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)  Elite Remodeling was recently recognized by The Consumer Team as the top remodeling company in DFW.   Elite’s owner John Todd has been joining Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for a series of broadcasts on 1080 KRLD.    In their most recent interview, Todd talked about trends in remodeling in DFW.

Elite Remodeling’s John Todd – Consumer Team Certified

Todd commented on what he called the move to a “transitional” look for home remodeling.  Consumer Team host Pete Thomson commented, “John Todd has a very accurate view of what’s going on in remodeling in North Texas.  He described the transitional movement away from dark woods and heavy textures to the more clean lines of contemporary style.”

Thomson said that John Todd’s presence on Consumer Team is strategic and meant to be a educational tool for his KRLD listeners. He added, “Finding John Todd and Elite Remodeling was the result of an extensive search on Consumer Team.   There are many remodeling companies in Dallas and Ft. Worth but few can match Elite Remodeling for their skill set and remodeling process.  When you’re knocking down walls and making big changes to your home, you want a company that knows what they’re doing.  That company for DFW consumers is Elite Remodeling.”

Thomson recommends that homeowners interested in remodeling engage John Todd and the Elite team in a discussion.  He commented, “Just talking to John will be educational.   And he’s very up front and candid with everyone he works with.  If his company is not a good match for a remodeling job, he’ll tell you.   But if the project is in his wheelhouse, you won’t a better remodeling team than Elite Remodeling.”

For more information on Elite Remodeling, call 972-334-9803.  The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.

Consumer Team Welcomes Woodway Rehab & Wellness

(HOUSTON, TX – Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team today announced the addition of Woodway Rebab & Wellness as a sponsor of Consumer Team-Houston.  Dr. Terry Smedstad, founder of Woodway, will be a guest contributor on the program, according to Consumer Team host Pete Thomson. The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH.

Dr. Terry Smedstad – Woodway Rehab & Wellness

Dr. Smedstad was introduced to the power of Chiropractic when, as a high school athlete, he was facing surgery as a result of an football injury.  An Oakland team Chiropractor treated him successfully and without surgery.  In fact, Dr. Smedstad went on to play college rugby. That experience with non-surgical healing was the impetus of a 30+ year career in chiropractic medicine.   In Houston, Dr. Smedstad has helped thousands of patients get pain free without surgery.

Thomson says that Dr. Smedstad will be a valuable source of information for KTRH listeners.  He said, “Every day in the Houston area, people suffer from severe pain.   Many of those people are facing surgery.   During our interviews with Dr. Smedstad we’ll discuss the non-surgical alternative to neck and back surgery.  Dr. Smedstad’s track record of success is very impressive.   People who have been in pain for years, even decades, are getting relief from Woodway Rehab & Wellness.  Our KTRH interview series with Dr. Smedstad will be a powerful service to the community.”

For more information on Woodway Rehab & Wellness call (713) 622-2225.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media.


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.

Nick Kennedy Makes Big Announcement on Consumer Team

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Nick Kennedy, founder of Rise Air recently joined Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team to announce the acquisition of Rise Air by Surf Air.   Thomson said he was honored to have Kennedy on with the big announcement.  Thomson said, “We’ve been excited about Rise Air and what they’re doing for business travelers since they launched.  Having the opportunity host Nick Kennedy for such an important announcement was an honor.”

Nick Kennedy - Founder of Rise Air

Nick Kennedy – Founder of Rise Air

Rise Air, in less than 2 years, became the second largest membership airline in the US.  As they combine with Surf Air, the new company is expanding routes and airports served.  Thomson added, “The Rise Air model of bringing private planes to busy business travelers is changing the way business travelers live on both a personal and professional level.  Until the emergence of Rise and Surf Air, flying private was only available at a very high cost.   Rise and Surf Air have changed the model. With a monthly subscription, a business traveler can enjoy private air travel but for a fraction of the cost of owning or leasing a plane.”

Kennedy will serve as region President the new combination of Rise and Surf Air.  Thomson added, “In our KRLD interview Nick goes into the exciting details of what the combination of Rise and Surf Air will mean. Without stealing a bit of Nick’s thunder from our interviews, I can tell you that the combination of these two exceptional companies will be very good news for business travelers.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH in Houston and from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD in Dallas.

Tra Martin’s Bodybuilding Discipline Fuels America’s Choice Windows

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)    Tra Martin is “award winning” in several areas of his life. Consumer Team listeners know Tra as the owner of America’s Choice Windows in Houston.  Martin, who is a regular guest with Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team on KTRH, has built a very successful company offering quality replacement windows to Gulf Coast consumers.   Tra’s other area of passion is bodybuilding.  He recently took 1st place honors in a national bodybuilding competition in Dallas, Texas.

Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, commented on Tra Martin’s passions in life.  He said, “It’s clear to me that Tra’s passion for body building and health is similar to the passion he has for serving his customers at America’s Choice Windows.   Both endeavors, competitive bodybuilding and running a high-performance window company, require focus, determination and commitment.   These words define Tra Martin.”

Tra Martin - America's Choice Windows

Tra Martin – America’s Choice Windows

Thomson applauded Martin’s commitment to offering Gulf Coast customers the best price and exemplary service.   Thomson calls America’s Choice Windows current offer, the best deal he’s ever seen on replacement windows.   He added, “America’s Choice is offering 10 replacement windows for $3,680. The quality of the windows combined the warranty and quality of service from America’s Choice make this an extraordinary opportunity for consumers.  Other companies in the Houston area are charging $10,000 and more for the same 10 windows that America’s Choice offers for $3,680.”

Beyond the fact that replacement windows can transform the look of a home, Thomson says consumers report several other significant benefits.  He said, “Customers regularly see significant savings on their utility bills because of the superior efficiency of America’s Choice Windows.   They also love the improved sound insulation.  Folks tell us that they love the peace and quiet that they now have.”

Thomson urges Houston Consumer Team listeners to call America’s Choice while the “10 Windows for $3,680” offer is still available.   For more information, go to or call 713-482-8902.  Listen for Tra Martin on The Consumer Team, Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH, Houston.

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.”


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