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: May 8, 2021

Michael Finney: May 8, 2021

3:00pm Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. asks, “Do You Have ‘Reluctant Reentry’ Syndrome?” and lists 10 Symptoms And How To Overcome It Sara Korab, Director of Retail Trends with Savings.com says 50% of the U.S. Consumers More Likely to Boycott a Brand Based on Politics Than One Year Ago Gabe Turner with Security.org shares a…

Michael Finney: May 1, 2021

Michael Finney: May 1, 2021

3:00pm Producer Lara Starr congratulates Michael Finney on his 30th year anniversary of broadcasting in the Bay Area and dishes the dirt on working on Consumer Talk Maureen Mahoney Policy Analyst for Consumer Reports shares What You Need to Know About Dark Patterns Geoff Williams with US News explains How You’re Making Your Divorce More…

Michael Finney: April 17, 2021

Michael Finney: April 17, 2021

3:00pm Jeff Herman of Lawnstarter reports San Francisco Is the No. 3 Most Relaxed City in America Ricky Fishman discusses his book The Back Pain Relief Plan: A 20-Minute Exercise-Based Program to Prevent, Manage, and Ease Pain Matt Schulz of Lending Tree reveals About 60% of Americans Took On a Pandemic Hobby, And It Brought Credit Card…

Michael Finney: April 10, 2021

Michael Finney: April 10, 2021

3:00pm Joy Taylor, Tax Editor of Kiplinger’s Tax Letter lists 22 IRS Audit Red Flags George Nocetti of Morgan Stanley suggests Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances Max Eddy, VPN expert/tester and security analyst for PC Mag discusses Gamers Fundamentally Misunderstanding VPN Protection, and How To Access Netflix Content With a VPN 4:00pm Carmen Balber…

Michael Finney: April 3, 2021

Michael Finney: April 3, 2021

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of Consumer Checkbook advises Airline ‘Change Fees’ Rules Have Changed Again Bob Hunter of Consumer Federation of America reports Low-Income Consumers and People of Color Likely to Pay More in Insurance as Actuary Group Secretly Deletes Rulemaking Principles Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California Credit Union League says…

Michael Finney: March 27, 2021

Michael Finney: March 27, 2021

3:00pm Dan Ashley of ABC-7 invites listeners to his annual benefit concert Rock the CASA  Michael Scheschuk, Chief Marketing Officer of Jungle Scout reports 56% of U.S. consumers living “paycheck to paycheck,” but 37% increasing ONLINE spending  Kimberly Lankford of US News recommends New Ways to Get Health Insurance When You’re Unemployed Financial Expert Andrea…

Michael Finney: March 20, 2021

Michael Finney: March 20, 2021

3:00pm Bill Gephardt of GEPHARDT APPROVED chats with Michael about News Going Digital Mark Toney of TURN discusses the new PG&E Time of Use Plans Julie Blackly of iSee Cars lists the Longest-Lasting Cars in San Francisco 4:00pm Claudia Deeg of CalPirg reveals What Californians Fixed in 2020 and the Barriers They Face Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts…

Michael Finney: March 13, 2020

Michael Finney: March 13, 2020

3:00pm Author and CPA Ed Slott, discusses his new book, THE NEW RETIREMENT SAVINGS TIME BOMB: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings Kevin Brassler of Consumer Checkbook lists dozens of Free Perks You Didn’t Know You Have  Bob Pishue, Transportation Analyst for INRIX shares a…

Michael Finney: February 20, 2021

Michael Finney: February 20, 2021

3:00pm Ron Leiber, New York Times Contributor and author of The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make discusses An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt  Herb ‘The Consumerman” Weisbaum of Consumer Checkbook explains how the Black Dollar Index Shines a Light…

Michael Finney: February 13, 2021

Michael Finney: February 13, 2021

3:00 George Noceti of Morgan Stanley explains What $15/hr Means for the Economy and Consumers Jeff Herman, Managing Editor Lawnstarter shares why San Francisco Is the 3rd Most Glamorous City in America Sara Teare, Co-founder of 1Password says 40% of parents discuss security with a preschooler 4:00pm Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist for ESET warns…

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