Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 14:42
The syndicated automobile talk show "Wheeling And Dealing Radio" makes its Chicago radio debut this Sunday, June 10th on WIND-AM. The show will now air weekly on AM 560, 10:00am-11:00am Sundays.
The radio show takes the listener behind the scenes of the automobile business, letting them know the truth behind car deals and how to avoid the pitfalls. "Wheeling And Dealing Radio" seeks to help the consumer get the best deal by giving them the advance tools they need to negotiate. The show is caller-driven and features informative interview segments with guests from Edmunds.com, Kelly Blue Book, financial institutions, Experian, Popular Mechanics, car dealerships, Carfax, and others.
The show is hosted by George DeMartino, a Florida-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, who uses his 20 years of automobile dealer experience to make people laugh and educate them about car buying/selling on the radio airwaves.
"I'd like to think I'm bringing back the fun in buying a car," DeMartino said. "I try to make it colorful so the show is both informative and fun. Car buying doesn't have to be intimidating for people. I haven't met one car dealer here who isn't willing to bend over backwards to work a deal and keep the customer from walking away."
The radio show is produced by Ernesto (Ernie) Galan, who also serves as co-host and DeMartino's "numbers guy." Galan finds crunches the numbers to find out the worth for callers' vehicles and what they should pay for their next car.
"Wheeling And Dealing Radio" has been in existence for around two years. DeMartino was originally based out of Boston, MA, but in the past year, moved to the Vero Beach/Sebastian, FL area. He then then teamed up with Florida-based radio syndicator Global American Broadcasting. Since then, "Wheeling And Dealing Radio" spread to numerous radio stations and can be currently heard on 12 stations in Florida, as well as on seven stations in Colorado. Sunday's debut on WIND-AM marks the first time the show will be heard in the Midwest.
Said George DeMartino about the show coming to Chicago: "I've always loved Chicago and the people there! What better place to be on the radio than at WIND AM560 in Chicago so I can share with Chicagoans the 'Wheeling And Dealing' method of buying and selling a car!"
DeMartino is in Chicago this weekend to kick off the airing of his show on WIND-AM on Sunday, which will be coming live from the AM 560 studios. He is also planning on making personal appearances at local dealerships and other auto-related events in the Chicagoland area in the coming months.