Five Do It Yourself Potholes To Avoid Print

7:00AM - Arizona Staycation Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 12:19)

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Romey is broadcasting from a "Champion Juniper Treee" that is known as the oldest and biggest tree in the entire world! He's near Prescott.

  • Top 10 things to do in Prescott, Arizona.
  • Historic stops, art exhibits and scenic views in Arizona.
  • If you're in Prescott, stay at the Hassayampa Inn!
  • How our adventure to our broadcast site came about.

Segment 2 (running time 7:29)

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  • Romey shares a story about Elmer J. McCurdy he found in the True West Magazine.
  • His not so successful criminal activities.....
  • The crazy story of what happened to his body.

Segment 3 (running time 13:47)

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Rosie joins the broadcast from Tucson. We're statewide!!! He's at the brand new showroom at Assurance Builders.

  • It's Prickly Pear Season and Jennifer and Rosie picked some up on their drive. 
  • This day in History with Romey.
  • Some Arizona Frontier history as well.
  • Historic explorations in North America.
  • How the Pacific Ocean got it's name.
  • More interesting historic explorations.

Segment 4 (running time 6:54)

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  • Where we are and what we're up to this weekend.
  • How Romey found the award winning Juniper Tree. 
  • John Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service makes his way up the trail to Romey.
  • Rosie & Jennifer go back and forth on who's to blame for their Do it Yourself project taking so long!

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

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Segment 1. (running time 12:05)

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Romey (left) & John (right) broadcasting Talking Trees on location.We're literally among the trees!  Romey and John are west of Prescott on a trail by the "largest alligator juniper tree in the whole world."

  • We share a story about the Firefighters who saved this tree.
  • Age of the tree.?.?.?  1,500-2,000 years old!

We're up in Prescott for the Arizona Tree Council's Annual Conference

  • Why they get together & their mission during the gathering.
  • The benefits of entire communities and cities planting trees.
  • Calculating the financial benefits of trees.

Rosie is in Tucson and lists all the partners at the Grand Opening at Assurance Builders.

*Lots of fun giveaways too!

Segment 2 (running time 6:38)

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Tree tour crew.Caller:

  • Dan - His tree is starting lean & wants advice on staking it and straightening it out.

Recommendation - John describes the correct stakes to use and tying it with nylon rope that's safe.  Cable braces are an option too. John describes the proper application.

  • Phoenix has had a lot of damaged trees during this monsoon season.
  • We welcome several arborits and tree experts along with Richard Atkins.
  • Properly watering your trees.

Segment 3 (running time 8:57)

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John interviewing Dan Stevens of Living Tree ServicesRosie checks in from Tucson and sets the stage for the Grand Opening of the new showroom at Assurance Builders!

*Find out who's there and all the special offerings.


  • Krista - She wants advice on the best orange, apple and shade tree with low tree litter?

Recommendation - John likes Anna Apple & Dorsett Apple Trees and for oranges, go with a Naval or Valencia Oranges. He walks through why he prefers them. Choose a chinese pistache for shade. Find all his suggestions at Integrity Tree Service's site.

John interview Richard Atkins with the Arizona Tree Council:

  • History on the Alligator Juniper Tree we're broadcasting from.
  • When it was discovered and how firefighters found it.
  • Age of the tree.....1,800 - 2,000 years.

Segment 4 (running time 3:59)

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The Champion Juniper Tree.Dan Stevens with Living Tree Service talks with John:

  • Tree Climbing Events.
  • Find educations events here.
  • We discuss the tree industry and what draws people to the industry.
  • How to pursue this career.

If you need tree care at your property, call John at Integrity Tree Service.

9:00AM - On The House Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & 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.



Segment 1 (running time 12:32)

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Rosie sets the stage from Assurance Builders!

  • We talk with John, the owner about the new showroom.
  • Door Prizes!
  • Get your remodeling for the holidays started now!
  • John's history in the construction industry.
  • The current state of trade skilled workers.

Segment 2 (running time 6:39)

Segment 3 (running time 12:12)

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  • Marie - Her stucco covered bock home needs to be painted. She was NOT told by any painters that it needs to be re-stucco'd.  Someone she trusts says she DOES need to re-stucco...What should she do?

Recommendation - Rosie investigates & it sounds like she doesn't need stucco repairs. Trust the painters and avoid the extra costs. A good painter should be able to repair the surface damage she's described. 

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*Thanks to a great partner, the London Bridge Resort.

**Rosie talks about a new Giveaway. Email your story to

  • Wayne - His daughter just bought a home and it has both A/C and evaporative cooling. They're going to remove the evap. cooling. Can he use the current venting system or does he need to upgrade?

Recommendation - We'll come back to it in the next segment...........

Segment 4 (running time 6:39)

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Recommendations for Wayne's Daughter and Arizona Homeowner's:

  • Rosie talks about the duct work for evap coolers versus a/c duct work. Make sure it's properly sized or you are wasting money on a new a/c unit.
  • Getting an energy audit first might be the way to go. He can get one from Green ID or REEis Home Performance & Air Conditioning.  Efficient AC units actually costs less than an evap cooler. DO NOT POWER VENT YOUR ATTICS! Then make sure the attic insulation is properly applied.

10:00AM - Open Home Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & 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.



Segment 1 (running time 12:05)

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We have our 1st giveaway.....from Green Valley Cooling & Heating and Southwestern Solar. Congratulations to Glen!


  • Dan - After recent hail damage to his roof, the roofer wants to meet with the insurance adjuster the day after the meeting. Is that normal?

Recommendation - Paul from Lyon's Roofing in Tucson stops by to answer. It sounds like it's a local company and not a "Storm Chaser" it sounds like a fairly standard expectation.

*Rosie and Paul warn about "Storm Chaser's" and how they've recently taken advantage of Arizona homeowner's.  VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

  • Sara - She just had a tile floor installed and the grout is about 4 shades darker than they asked about. The installer thought it might be cause by hard water or an additive. The company that sent the additive is sending an acid wash and she tested it. It's only darkened a small area.

Recommendation - We give her the tip in the next segment......

Segment 2 (running time 6:38)

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Paul from Lyon's Roofing gives a Kindle away to Richard!

Rosie and John discuss "rooms they hate" and what John is hearing in Tucson:

  • Dated Spaces
  • Does not serve it's function anymore
  • Bath tubs are getting removed for stand alone showers
  • Family rooms and entertainment are opening up spaces for more common areas.
  • New Windows & Doors

*Rosie gives an update on the "Rosie Network" in Tucson.

Segment 3 (running time 12:19)

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  • Rosie goes back and answer's Sara's question about her grout...

Recommendation - Go back to the company that installed the tile and ask them to "color grout" seal and she'll be double covered. Rosie & John love this option.

More giveaways...Congratulations to Julie who won a water systerm from Kinetico Quality Water and Curnan from 5 Star Termite & Pest Control

Advice for Do It Yourselfer's:

  • Why most home upgrades should start with a whole house energy audit.
  • If it requires a building permit....get one! (even replacing a water heater requires one)
  • Electrical Permits
  • Common Violations
  • How it can hurt your resale value.
  • Allotting enough time for projects.
  • Stress Caused by Remodeling Projects.

Segment 4 (running time 6:30)

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**Remember to join us for Dr. Sky Next Week!

Guidlines on when to use  a General Contractor:

  • When there are 3 or more trades involved in the remodel.
  • Remember "whatever you expect, you must inspect" (A general contractor will know what to inspect)
  • The overall project time will be less if you have a GC pushing the sub-contractors to get the job done on time.
  • Always "pick the contactor walking up your sidewalk when something goes wrong."

**Rosie talks about a great new partner, Channel Choice TV.

Thanks to John for hosting us today. If you need work done on your home and live in Southern Arizona, call Assurance Builders!

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