Consumer Talk with Michael Finney





Michael Finney has a problem: Bay Area consumers are being ripped off, and he doesn't like it one bit. His goal is to warn Bay Area shoppers about faulty products and shady business practices. His solutions are his weekly Consumer Talk show on KGO 810 and his popular 7 on Your Side Segments on KGO-TV/ABC 7. With the aid of his staff, Michael investigates and resolves consumer complaints and answers consumer questions, no matter how small. Michael has returned millions of dollars to consumers.


Michael's consumer reporting has received many prestigious awards in broadcast journalism, including honors from several Press Clubs, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press. Community groups such as Consumer Action, The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and The National Association of Consumer Advocates have also honored his work. Michael grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from California State University at Chico. In 1991, he returned home to the Bay Area after working in newsrooms throughout the Western United States.


Bay Area listeners can catch him on Saturdays from 3-5PM, and experience an interactive talk program that provides listeners with answers to hot consumer questions, guidance, tips and warnings.


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More from Michael Finney

Michael Finney: July 11, 2020

Michael Finney: July 11, 2020

3:00pm Author Brian Dumaine discusses his book Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It  Matt Schulz of Compare Cards reveals Women 37% Less Likely Than Men to Learn About Money in Uncertain Times  Lori Wilson of the BBB warns Moving Scams Cause Financial and Emotional…

Michael Finney: June 27, 2020

Michael Finney: June 27, 2020

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, contributing editor Consumer Checkbook offers advice for Getting Home Repairs During the COVID-19 Outbreak   Richard Holober of Consumer Federation of California opposes the COVID-19 Business Waiver of Liability from the Chamber of Commerce  Raphael Tulino of the explains IRS RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS affected by COVID-19 who take distributions or loans from…

Michael Finney: June 20, 2020

Michael Finney: June 20, 2020

3:00pm Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses her book of All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data Ande Frazier, author of  Fin(anci)ally Free: 11 Conversations To Have With Yourself About Life, Money, and Worth offers tips if Money Worries Are Overwhelming You In These Times Of Crisis Liza Tucker with Consumer Watchdog…

Michael Finney: June 13, 2020

Michael Finney: June 13, 2020

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, contributing editor Checkbook.org warns A New Religious Twist to the Old Gift Card Scam and confirms the Government  Really Is Mailing Out Visa Debit Cards Loaded with Stimulus Money Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout reports: 48% of consumers shopping more frequently on Amazon since the COVID-19 pandemic Trisha Calvo of…

Michael Finney: May 30, 2020

Michael Finney: May 30, 2020

3:00pm Andy Ellwood with Basket explains why Why Shoppers Are Switching Their Primary Grocery Store During COVID-19. Bob Hunter with the Consumer Federation of America says Allstate And USAA Show How Insurers Should Provide Ongoing Covid-19 Premium Relief  Dr. Ricky Fishman discusses his practice before and after the coronavirus and cnages to the Marina neighborhood…

Michael Finney: May 23, 2020

Michael Finney: May 23, 2020

3:00pm Ted Rossman of Bankrate shares the survey that found 20 million Americans have had groceries delivered but feel bad about it Matt Kent, Regulatory Policy Associate with the Center for Sensible Safeguares introduces ‘Pandemic Rollbacks’ that Tracks Trump’s Dangerous Deregulation During the Coronavirus Tara Parker-Pope New York Times answers the question“Have I Been Cleaning…

Michael Finney: May 16, 2020

Michael Finney: May 16, 2020

3:00pm David S. Hilzenrath Chief Investigative Reporter for the Project on Government Oversight says the Coronavirus Relief Act Gives Drug Makers New Sway Over FDA Attorney Peter J. Mougey with the firm Levin Papantonio advises Keeping Calm in the Coronavirus Market: Eight Guidelines to Help You Make Smart Decisions (at Every Age) Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director Center…

Michael Finney: May 9, 2020

Michael Finney: May 9, 2020

3:00pm CA State Assembly Assemblymember Levine discusses his Lawsuit on Gas Prices Nelson Santiago, Community Outreach Manager for Consumer Action How to Report COVID-19 Price Gouging + Consumer Action Resources for workers and consumers Erika Rickard, Project Director, Civil Legal System Modernization with Pew Trusts explains why COVID-19 Pandemic Expected To Cause Dramatic Growth In…

Michael Finney: May 2, 2020

Michael Finney: May 2, 2020

3:00pm Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World Discusses Is a Hamburger Legally a Steak?, Credit cards cutting limits for people facing tough times, and Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Announce Free Weekly Credit Reports to Help Americans in Response to COVID-19 Elain Ryan of AARP lists 6 Questions Families Should Be Asking Care Facilities Right Now Ken Tumin of…

Michael Finney: April 25, 2020

Michael Finney: April 25, 2020

3:00pm Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announces the County’s Program To Expand Healthcare Coverage For Middle And Low-income Families Bill Sweeney, Senior Vice President Government Affairs for AARP helps listeners Demystify the Stimulus for Older Americans  Erik Josowitz with Insurance Quotes.com offers a crash course in Life Insurance 101 in anticipation of National Life…

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