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Today is my final show of 2020 and my what a year it has been. It's not quite clear what the story of the year will be this year. It could be the Presidential Election or the Coronavirus pandemic. Both dominated the news all year long and brought out strong emotions. And both will continue to dominate headlines as we move into 2021.

In my opinion though, the coronavirus pandemic is the story of the year. The pandemic has influenced our lives and livelihoods like nothing we have seen before. The Presidential Election was influenced by the pandemic. People lost their jobs, their businesses, lives, and way of life to the pandemic.

The greatest economy on Earth was shutdown due to the pandemic and still today cities and states are closing businesses. The ramifications of the pandemic will be around for a long, long time.

I doubt many will write glowingly of this year, but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel and for that we should all be happy.

Today on the show we will take a look back on the year and look ahead at what 2021 could bring. Election drama still lies ahead in the United States and the Texas Legislature will begin meeting in January. And of course the Lubbock City Council will be making decisions that impact those of us living in Lubbock. And let's not forget about May 1, 2021 when Lubbock citizens will get to vote on banning abortion in Lubbock. A historic vote that could have far reaching ramifications.

As we wrap up another year of the show, I want to thank each and every one of you who listen to The Chad Hasty Show. The show continues to grow and we continue to reach new people every year. I thank you for inviting the show into your homes, vehicles, and headphones.

I also want to thank our great sponsors who you hear me talk about throughout the week. So many of our long-time sponsors stayed with the show when it wasn't easy for them. The shutdowns and pandemic hurt many at the beginning. If it wasn't for our advertisers and sponsors, I wouldn't be on the air doing what I love doing, so thank you to those who stuck with the show. As always, I encourage you to do business with those who support the show. Please keep it up the rest of this year and in 2021.

Finally, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas. Whether you are visiting family and sticking with tradition or if you are social distancing and spending Christmas at a distance, I hope this holiday season blesses you.

I have no idea what 2021 will bring us and as eager as I am to put 2020 behind us, I still say enjoy what you have. Be thankful for your health and for those who are around you. Pray for those who have lost loved ones and pray for a brighter future.

May each of you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. See you in 2021.


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