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Saturday Morning Broadcast Overview

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Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast (running time 7 to 11 a.m.)

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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 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

Harpers LandscapeTune in to hear Romey chat with Jay Harper of Harper's Nursery!

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Solar Energy!

As summer sun heats up, we have the experts from Harmon Solar here for an update on the solar industry. harmon solar without tag newsletter

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Fixing Up Your Garage!

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

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 12:05)

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  • Rosie's trip into the Grand Canyon did not go as planned.....
  • Fun stories from the trip and the struggles and fun they've had on these trips.

Caller:

  • Tom - He calls in to defend himself and talk about all their trips hiking the Grand Canyon!
  • Phoenix poplulation is exploding!

Segment 2 (running time 7:00)

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Jennifer talks with Rita Compton, The Inventor Lady! to talk about bringing and idea to market:

  • Rita's story and a fun story about getting kicked out of The Girl Scouts.
  • How she treats new ideas and what she advises inventors to do.
  • Demos and showing experts.
  • When to apply for a patent and how to protect your idea.

Segment 3 (running time 12:54)

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More with The Inventor Lady:

  • How ideas usually come about and what makes one succesful.
  • What you need...."a stomach and a budget"
  • What to do when you are confident in your idea and you need legal help.
  • One of the crazy ideas she's seen and some of her favorites from the National Hardware Show.
  • Rosie's idea for camo in the desert.

Segment 4 (running time 8:25)

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*Jennifer talks about Tom's recent trip to The London Bridge Resort and their gifts from Sibley's West.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

Broadcasting on KTAR, 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 12:01)

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Record heat and summer is here, so we've got Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company here to talk about your landscape and garden.

  •  It's hot.....well, it's June in Arizona. Tips on getting through the extreme heat, including checking your irrigation. 
  • What you can be planting right now is the stuff you see blooming right now.
  • Discussing sprinkler systems and adjusting them to make sure your landscape can make it through heat, plus fertilizing still needs to happen.
  • Protecting thin bark trees from sunburn.

Caller:

  • Phil - He wants advice on transitioning his lawn between summer and winter to keep it growing through the summer.

Segment 2 (running time 6:36)

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Callers:

  • Allen - His peppers have changed colors and wants to know when to pick them and advice on storing them succesfully.

*Romey loves his grinder and we talk about ways to use veggies and peppers in you garden so they don't go to waste.

  • Rudy - Can he use some lime leftover from a construction job. Can he use it to kill weeds or will it feed them?

Segment 3 (running time 12:21)

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Text From a Listener:

  • What can I use that's organic to combat insects in his garden?

*Bonides Captain Jack's is a great product for this.

Letter From a Listener:

  • Rob - His lawn is under a shady area and is wondering if he'll be able to get the bermuda to come in?
  • Growing flowers that will thrive and add color for your summer.
  • The sweet potato vine has taken over the valley and we discuss why. We love them!
  • Right planst for the right space. Talking shade and proper planting for sunny areas of the landscape.

Caller:

  • Michael - Are we talking about sweet potatoes or yams?

Segment 4 (running time 7:25)

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  • More on dealing with heat and times your gone vacationing too.
  • Your irrigation system needs to be checked and we talk through how to check the system and verify that you are putting enough down and when it should be done.

Thanks to Jay at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company for joining us!

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 11:58)

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Dan King with Harmon Solar stops by for an update on their industry.

  • What is the new dealine? We discuss eliminating "net metering and what it means to you."
  • Grandfathering rules can be locked in for 20 years if you get in now.
  • Installation deadlines to lock in lower rates & why it's a great time to check if it's right for your home.
  • Dealing with codes and homes that have work done incorrectly.
  • What goes into a home solar evaluation.

Segment 2 (running time 6:49)

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  • More on what goes into an evaluation of your home and if it's a good idea for you.
  • Lifetime expectancies of solar panels.
  • Remember, assessments are free!

Segment 3 (running time 13:39)

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  • Some history behind Harmon Solar and the industry.
  • Dan's thoughts on some of the newer innovations in solar energy.
  • Leasing versus Buying solar panels for your home.

Callers:

  • Marie - They've been considering solar for a few years and is concerned that regulations are going to increase and that it's a battle between the utility companies and the industry. What is Dan hearing?
  • What do homeowner's need to hear and see from a quality solar company. (Example: Roofs condition)
  • Rosie talks about the bad solar installers back in the day and what it looks like now.
  • Ann - She needs a new roof and is wondering what we think of the tesla's solar roofing tiles.
  • Discussing new technology that is integrated into existing construction materials. i.e. roofing tiles, window panels, etc.

Segment 4 (running time 6:07)

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  • More on the deadline on net-metering and what it means to you.

Callers:

  • Jim - He's been looking and is interested in bring Harmon Solar out for a site visit.
  • Henry - He is considering adding solar panels and the contractor is advising adding several other elements to decrease his electric bills. What do we think?

If you like what you hear and want to beat the deadlines, contact Harmon Solar!

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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 12:01)

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We are talking about upgrading your garage!

  • Cleaning Tips and advice for removing clutter.
  • Flooring and the importance of prep work before coatings.

*Cohills Building Specialists & Marvel Masonry & Building Supply can help with floor coatings.

Caller:

  • Anne - Her waffle iron heated up corian countertip and created a crack. Do we know how to get that fixed?
  • Heating/Cooling a garage space. Insulation/AC/Swamp Coolers.

Segment 2 (running time 6:27)

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  • We give Arizona Diamondback tickets away!
  • Before you remodel your garage,determine what you want to use the space for.
  • Why Romey loves mini-split air conditioners and a portable AC unit from Frigidaire that he's going to test, but is optimistic about.

Segment 3 (running time 10:50)

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Letter From a Listener:

  • Sonny - His homes brother is disabled and is looking for suggestions on getting help putting the shingles in that he already has?

Angels On Call might be an option.  We also love Habitat for Humanity for the deconstruction part of a remodel.

Caller:

  • Donald - He put in a new AC system installed and had them put in an extra vent in his bedroom and it's over the garage. It's still hot. What can he do?

*He can call Banker Insulation to determine what's his best solution.

Segment 4 (running time 8:59)

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We share tips California Closets on getting organized in the garage:

  • Cabinets should not go all the way down to the floor. Water damage, etc.

Letter From a Listener:

  • Susan - She is seeing nail heads popping through the drywall in the last few years. What can she do?

*If it's a foundation issue,  she can contact Arizona Foundation Solutions or Ram Jack of Arizona.

  • Home has cracks and they've been told the foundation is fine. What could be causing it?
  • Rob - He's worried about putting down flooring with the tack strips already there and will it effect the post-tension slab?

Join Rosie On The House Every Saturday Morning!!!