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Saturday Morning Broadcast Overview

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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Are You Missing Real Good Deals with Our Utility Companies (running time 7 - 11 a.m.)

7am wakeup

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona.

8am nurserynotes

8 a.m. | Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

Jay Harper of Harper's Nursery joins us to help you be sure your garden is well prepared for new plantings! 

Cheryl Goar of Arizona Nursery Association will be with us as well discussing the consumer program "Plant Something" and the benefits of just planting something!

9am DIYhour

9 a.m. | Homeowner's Topic Choice

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

10am topicoftheweek

10 a.m. | Housing Topic Hour

reeis logoDid you know there are several rebates and discounts available from Arizona utility companies? Join us as the folks at REEis Inc. join us in studio to talk through 8, great money-saving options!

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

Broadcasting on KTAR & KAZM: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:20)

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  • Rosie is "Chapped" about a few things....Daylight Savings and our debate over health care.
  • We talk hiking and a great trip Rosie & Jennifer took last week.
  • Get out there for a great wild flowers season!

Segment 2 (running time 7:09)

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We invite Donna DiFrancesco with the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association to talk water conservation:

  • Learn about publications you can use as a resource to save water at your home.
  • Landscape styles using zero-scaping.
  • Tips on preparing and sketching a layout for your yard.

Segment 3 (running time 13:54)

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  • The many functions of desert landsacpe.
  • Choosing the right plant for the right place and tying it into your irrigation system.
  • Planting edibles and how to irrigate them.
  • Themes to your outdoor style and how to determine what you like.
  • Public gardens to visit for ideas for your home.
  • Resources you can use to curb the amount of water you use around your home.

Segment 4 (running time 7:20)

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8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

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Segment 1 (running time 11:59)

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Jay with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company is here!

  • Weed control and controlling the upcoming explosion of green. Pre-emergent!
  • You can plant just about anthing right now!
  • We also have Cheryl Goar with the Arizona Nursery Association here today.
  • The importance of planning your landscape so you'll see success. Click here for a great resource.

Caller:

  • Bill - He wants advice on staking his shamel ash tree. Whath he's doing is not working.

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  • Can they plant rye grass now and keep it through the summer?

Segment 2 (running time 6:31)

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Caller:

  • Alice - How does she store her tulip bulbs for next year?

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  • Robert - He wants to know what we think about a raised planter around a mesquite tree or any type of tree.

Segment 3 (running time 13:22)

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Callers:

  • Patti - She has mistletoe in her tree and wants to know how to get rid of it.
  • TJ - He's going to put rock down in his front yard. Should he use plastic or any other material under the layer of rocks?
  • More plants you can start putting into your garden. Perrenials, veggies and flowers.
  • Tips on container gardens with Cheryl and more on planting for pollinators. 
  • Working with experts to design a yard for your home and lifestyle.
  • Frank - He has a 30 year old tangerine tree and he had a landscaper tell him to put mulch in his well around the tree. What do we think?

Segment 4 (running time 6:55)

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  • Listing all the benefits of a nice landscape at your home.

Caller:

  • Laura - She wants to grow a grapevine and wants to put it in a pot. What does she need to know?
  • Watering your yard and landscape. Make sure you're irrigation system is ready to go!

Remember, you can reach Jay at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company all week!

9:00AM - Open Lines

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:17)

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  • The changes we've made to our newsletter and what you can learn from them.
  • Our publications across the state and what you can learn this weekend.
  • Romey welcomes a new partner, Architect Chauncey Meyer!
  • Current videos for Arizona Homeowner's, including one with Pella Windows & Doors.
  • Jimmy Buffett is building a retirement village called "Margaritaville" Sounds good to us!

Segment 2 (running time 6:12)

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Caller:

  • Frank - He's looking into getting a tankless water heater and wants an "unbiased opinion" on them and whether he should go this route.

*We get into all the details on the pros/cons of tankless water heaters.  Jen reaches out to Walker Plumbing to get their input.

Segment 3 (running time 13:00)

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Callers:

  • Greg - He has had roof rats the last couple months. He's not having any luck and wants our advice is on catching them. 
  • Ken - He's worried about the salt in water softeners and where it goes and what it does to the environment. Plus, is their any alternatives?

Segment 4 (running time 6:38)

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Caller:

  • Rick - The fiber board in his expansion joints are pulling apart and need to be replaced. Is there an easy way to do it?

*We answer the queston and offer another solution, Trim-A-Slab Expansion Joint Repair

  • Previewing our next hour and teasing what we'll cover, including the best time to buy power and save $$$.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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Jeff Carmichael with REEis Home Performance & Air Conditioning is here to get you ready for summer Heat!

  • The right plan with your utility company.
  • Dealing with a hot room in your house.
  • History behind "Energy Audits"
  • What happens when an energy audit is done at your home.
  • The equipment used to determine weaknesses in your homes envelope.

Segment 2 (running time 6:46)

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  • What happens if you have a flat roof?
  • Why your 1st step in improving your homes energy efficiency should be a whole home energy audit. GET A GAMEPLAN! PRIORITIZE!
  • Rosie has a warning about certain audit companies out there.

Segment 3 (running time 13:27)

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  • We have fun giving away more tickets.
  • DO NOT GET YOUR AIR CONDITIONING QUOTES OVER THE PHONE!!!
  • How you know you're dealing with the right AC company. What analysis should be done each time you get a quote.
  • Why you need to know what a Manual-J Calculation is. 
  • Discussing indoor air quality. REEis uses a REME HALO In-duct Air Purifier. 
  • Choosing the correct air filter for your system.

Caller:

  • Daryl - He wants to know if it will be possible to turn his existing AC unit into a split system?
  • Discussing Mini-Split AC units. Why Jeff and the crew love them.
  • Learn about "Zone Systems" that can be retrofitted to your home.

Segment 4 (running time 6:49)

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  • What makes an Air Conditioning unit fail?
  • When it's time to make the jump on a new high-efficiency system & when it's time to stick with what you have.
  • Why they love & install Trane systems!

Callers:

  • Is there a way a homeowner can tell their AC unit is too restricted?
  • Peggy - She wants to add heat and ductwork to her 1,500 square foot basement?

If you like what you heard, contact REEis Home Performance & Air Conditioning today!

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