About 60 people visited the KSST studios Monday, June 28, to help celebrate Don Julian for more than 40 years in broadcasting and to wish him well in retirement.
Julian expressed appreciation for all of the community members who attended the retirement party.
Among the many well wishers were local business people, elected and appointed city and county officials, the district director for a state representative, a few coaches, organization and community leaders, other news professionals, past and present KSST staff, and fans who have all had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Julian over the past 15 years. Many recalled fun things they remembered about Julian, favorite occasions and memories, and their favorite Don Julian catch phrases.
Julian notified KSST Owner Chad Young earlier this month that this spring was his last as a sports broadcaster, that he would soon be retiring. In addition to Young, Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers and Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom also spoke, citing Julian’s kindness, professionalism, and many contributions while covering news and sports for KSST and Channel 18.