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Brian Cochran discusses “quick bait” articles and other so-called “financial news” that is not always beneficial or accurate. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. The “Insights” tab on the https://www.johnmoore.com/insights/ website is an excellent source of market information for investors and Biblical principles of managing money.

Randy Rich was the General Manager of K-LYT Radio in Albuquerque for 19 years. Starting in 1981, KYLT (Star 88) expanded throughout New Mexico via translator stations. Christian music “is a three and half minute sermon to change people’s lives,” Randy said.  KLYT (Star 88) is a non-commercial listener-supported station. If you are encouraged by the music on Star-88, consider supporting the ministry every month. Click on the links to give securely online.


Students Brad and Judy Key were “Mountain Top Promotions” in the early days (1978) of 88.3 K-LYT Radio in Albuquerque. KLYT is the longest-running contemporary Christian music radio station in the United States. Brad and Judy organized Mountain Top so Christian musicians and bands like the Second Chapter of Acts, One Truth, DeGarmo and Key, Shelia Walsh, Randy Matthews, Phil Keaggy, Dion, and Ami Grant could perform in Albuquerque on their way to major markets across the country. Brad and Judy are High School sweethearts. They have raised their children, and they now enjoy being Grandparents. “Music with a message” has been a major part of their lives since 1978. The message of Jesus Christ!

KLYT Radio is still growing strong at Star-88. “Sing along with every song!”

K-LYT Radio has a rich history as the first Contemporary Christian music station in the U.S. when it hit the airwaves in 1976. K-LYT is still running strong, branded now as Star-88K-LYT (Christian Broadcasting Academy) Alumni Steve McKee, former Program Manager Rudy Grande, and current KLYT/KNKT Radio Production and Community Liason Steve Reimann remember the early days of Christian Music with KLYT Radio. Rudy said, “Music has become a fabric in our lives. It is foundational to how we live life today!”

KLYT/ Star-88 is a listener-supported non-commercial station. Please consider supporting the station at http://www.star88.fm/.

High Desert Hospice, Chaplain Bryan Spurlock, gives us a glimpse at what it means to love people when they are nearing the end of life. In-Home Hospice care is available as a benefit of Medicare, so it does not require a large out of pocket expense to keep loved ones in their own homes to receive extraordinary care. The primary vision of High Desert Hospice is to focus on excellent patient and family care for those facing a life-limiting illness. Call 505-585-2603 or click on the links for more information.

Former pharmacist Dr. Sean Navin says, “14% of New Mexican’s have type II Diabetes.” As many as another 40% could be “pre-diabetic.” Sean is the owner of Diabetes Reversal Now: Lifestyle Coaching. He believes implementing effective, and focused lifestyle changes will help many people to achieve normal blood glucose levels without taking drugs. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/sfnavin.

Musician Brian Nixon said, “Music has helped shape my life!” KLYT Radio (Star-88) was the first contemporary Christian music station in the United States and is now the country’s longest-running Christian Music station. Dr. Brian Nixon serves as the Director of Education and Publishing for Calvary Church. He is also the author of a new book called “Tilt – Finding Christ in Culture.” He shares with us the importance and the impact of music on American culture as a whole.

Star-88 is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station. To support the Ministry of Star-88, go to http://www.star88.fm/.




Sam Newmon is the Director of Cornerstone Lifeworks, Christian Counseling Services in Albuquerque. As we are getting caught up in “binge-watching” our favorite TV shows, Sam suggests that we almost keep a timer and be aware of how much time we are sitting. “Our bodies are meant to move. For every hour of sitting, we need 4-7 minutes of movement.” Cornerstone Lifeworks has a diverse team of therapists with individual specialties and areas of expertise to best serve clients’ needs.  Go to https://www.cornerstonelifeworks.com/ and review the therapist bios for more information.

Paul Gessing is the President of  The Rio Grande Foundation. He helps us navigate the constantly changing political landscape in New Mexico with sound research and monthly updates on ABQ Connect. Weekly email updates from The Rio Grande Foundation are available FREE of charge by simply subscribing at https://riograndefoundation.org/.  Paul provides his insights into the following topics with links to his research and additional information:

1. Grocery store lines and the latest relating to COVID 19 in New Mexico with the red/yellow/green situation.

2. It appears at this point that Gov. Lujan Grisham WILL NOT be part of the Biden Administration. Will any other New Mexico politicos wind up in Washington? Deb Haaland, perhaps? We should briefly discuss what a prospective Biden Administration would mean for New Mexico: https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/biden-energy-policies-will-make-blue-new-mexico-see-red/

3. What happened during the special session?  https://errorsofenchantment.com/special-session-fireworks-over-front-line-essential-workers/

5. The Netflix deal would make Billy the Kid blush: https://errorsofenchantment.com/netflix-deal-would-make-billy-the-kid-blush/

6. According to Wallet hub, New Mexico’s unemployment situation is as bad as any state’s: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-unemployment-claims/72730

7. As the evidence mounts for having students in the classroom, New Mexico’s school situation makes no sense: https://errorsofenchantment.com/new-mexico-school-situation-scientifically-dubious/

8. New Mexico lags in economic freedom index put out by Canadian think tank: https://errorsofenchantment.com/new-mexico-continues-to-lag-region-in-economic-freedom-index/


“The trend is your friend,” according to Brian Cochran, Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. “The market continues to trade above long term averages.”  Each week Brian reviews the latest news in the investment markets for ABQ Connect, and he instructs our interest with sound Biblical Principles for investing. For more information, go to https://www.johnmoore.com/insights/.