The show is hosted by the “Guru of Home Improvements” Michael King. Michael King has been in the home improvement business for many years and is considered by his peers to be the foremost authority on all phases of general construction. Michael’s entertainment background, mixed with his funny, keened personality allows the listening audience to understand basic construction knowledge. “If you got the question, he’ll get you the answer.”
Michael King’s “Home Talk™” first aired on WSMB 1350am, a news/talk radio station, in New Orleans on January 24, 2004. Michael King, a state-licensed general contractor, was the show’s first host and original creator. The home improvement industry the state of Louisiana was basically unregulated and had no accountability for it’s contractors. The home improvement industry was #1 in consumer complaints, and fraud and scams were on the rise, costing consumers in this state millions of dollars yearly. Michael wanted to bring in a live, call in talk show to the radio that dealt with these contracting issues and introduce awareness and legislation to regulate these unlicensed, uninsured contractors. The original format was for consumers looking for solutions to current home problems and advice and ideas on home improvement projects to call in and talk to Michael King for straight answers to their home improvement problems. The objective of the show is to educate and inform the listening audience.
In May of 2004, different home improvement experts were invited to appear on the show, giving the listening audience a broader range of topics to help them with their particular problems. This new formatted idea allowed the caller the opportunity to speak with these experts directly.