Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Carol of Lights was a failure

One of the great traditions at Texas Tech is the Carol of Lights. I enjoy going every year and it's something to look forward to. Thousands of people attend and Texas Tech always wants to get it right. This year, they failed big time.

When putting on an event, you always want to make sure things are working. Obviously, the sound equipment wasn't tested closer to the event because it failed. For the first 15 to 20 minutes you couldn't hear any of the speakers and you could barely hear the music. However, for me that wasn't the worst part.

When they finally got closer to fixing to the sound it was while some student was speaking about the event and what it means. Here is the dumb part of the evening. During his speech, the student said that the Carol of Lights event was not just a celebration for one faith, but for all faiths.

Wait... what?

No, it's not Texas Tech. You are singing Christmas carols, turning on Christmas lights, and you have a Christmas Tree. Two of the carols are Silent Night and O Holy Night. I don't think other faiths would sing:

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.


O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!

Just a wild guess, but I don't think many Muslims would be singing those lyrics. And stop trying to be PC for those people that don't believe in God. If they showed up to Carol of Lights, they knew what they were getting themselves into.

I am ashamed that Texas Tech tried to make the Carol of Lights PC. If you are going to do that, then just end the Carol of Lights.

2. Payroll Tax Cut compromise? (link)

The payroll tax cut isn't dead yet.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will introduce "compromise" legislation to extend the payroll tax holiday on Monday, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Sunday in an announcement that surprised some Republicans.

"Majority Leader Reid called me yesterday and said he will propose tomorrow a compromise plan to extend the payroll tax cut," Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., told "Fox News Sunday."

Conrad said he doesn't want to preempt the announcement, but expects Reid to offer a plan that will be paid for -- a bone of contention for some in Washington who say the extension will take more than $120 billion from Social Security without a revenue stream to replenish the account.

Congressman Randy Neugebauer will join the show Monday and we will discuss this with him.

3. 7 year old accused of sexual harassment (link)

Another story to just shake your head at.

A 7-year-old boy is being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment after kicking another boy in the crotch.

The first grader’s mother, Tasha Lynch, says she was shocked by the school’s decision.

“He’s 7 years old. He doesn’t know anything about sexual harassment,” she said.

Lynch’s son, Mark Curran, said the boy that he kicked had been bullying him on the school bus ride home from Tynan Elementary last week.

“He just all of a sudden came up to him, choked him. He wanted to take his gloves, and my son said, ‘I couldn’t breathe, so I kicked him in the testicles,’” said his mother.

How could anyone think that's sexual harassment?

These and many more topics coming up on Monday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.