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Fun and Friends At KSST Retirement Reception For Enola Gay Mathews, 32-Year Employee
Dec24

Fun and Friends At KSST Retirement Reception For Enola Gay Mathews, 32-Year Employee

Enola cuts the first slice of the cake, assisted by long-time fellow employee Dollie Kelly On December 22, 2021, just two days before her last day on the air, KSST owners and staff held a Retirement Reception in Enola Gay Mathews’ honor in the KSST Channel 18 TV studio. Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers read a proclamation from Sulphur Springs City Council, recognizing Enola Gay for her long tenure and outstanding performance...

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Enola Gay Mathews Retiring After 32 Years At KSST
Dec17

Enola Gay Mathews Retiring After 32 Years At KSST

Community Invited To Mathews’ Retirement Reception Dec. 22 At KSST Studios Although she was not the first to hold the job, most Hopkins County residents associate mornings with Enola Gay Mathews and KSST. For about 30 years now, many Hopkins County residents have started their day with Enola Gay on KSST Radio 1230 AM. Station manager and owner Chad Young will take over the microphone to continue to inform and entertain KSST...

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Judge Robert Newsom Makes Holiday Visit to Good Morning Show with Retiring Enola Gay
Dec22

Judge Robert Newsom Makes Holiday Visit to Good Morning Show with Retiring Enola Gay

“At one time, I sat in your chair at the KSST control board”, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom quipped with Enola Gay during the December 22, 2021 Good Morning Show. “When I was in high school, I was a member of Radio Workshop. That was KSST’s educational program for high schoolers during weekday evenings, where we could sign up for a couple of hours shift and ‘dee jay” the rock n roll hits of the...

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Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court
Jun08

Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court

KSST’s own Enola Gay Mathews received honors from the governor and was recognized by Hopkins County Commissioners Court for her continued support of the community. Enola Gay was honored with the Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas Commission and received a proclamation of thanks for her contributions to the community from the Commissioners Court. The Yellow Rose of Texas commission is bestowed to Texas women by the Texas...

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Where is the Enola Gay today?
Aug06

Where is the Enola Gay today?

August 6, 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in the final stages of WW II. It’s historic because it was the first time an atomic weapon was used in combat. The plane which carried the bomb was Boeing B-29 ‘Enola Gay’.  The pilot was Paul Tibbetts and co-pilot was Robert Lewis. Two other B-29’s also went on the mission to photograph the dropping of the bomb. No one knew...

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Kylene Claypool Crowned 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic
Jun05

Kylene Claypool Crowned 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic

Kylene Claypool was crowned the 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant winner. She also was named Most Talented at the June 4, 2022 pageant – not bad for a lady who claims to have no talent. She told KSST in a recent interview that she laughed when Pageant Coordinator Karon Weatherman asked her about her talent for the pageant. “I don’t have a talent. I made up one.” As planned, she warmed the audience up by...

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A Dozen Contestants Featured In 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant On June 4
Jun03

A Dozen Contestants Featured In 2022 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant On June 4

The Ms. Hopkins County Senior Classic Pageant this Saturday, June 4, 2022, offer a dozen beautiful vibrant contestants all age 60 or older a chance to shine. Ladies will be judged on Best Personality, Philosophy of Life, Best Talent, Best Interview and Best Evening Gown. The contestant who sells the most tickets will receive a prize. Awards will also be given for Ms. Congeniality, Sprint Award and the Clydene Fielden Memorial...

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A Love Affair With Western Swing Music
Dec24

A Love Affair With Western Swing Music

Enola Gay in Western Swing Hall of Fame at Festival Enola Gay Mathews shares her own story of how Western Swing music, the Official Music of Texas, became a career-long interest for her, and her plans to continue following the music genre. I’ve got a love affair going with Western Swing music. According to my mom, I probably heard it before I was even born, as she danced to it in her youth back in wide, wild  West Texas. Western...

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The 2021 ‘Walk to Remember’ Fundraising Walk Reaches Its Goal for Terrific Tuesdays!
Oct08

The 2021 ‘Walk to Remember’ Fundraising Walk Reaches Its Goal for Terrific Tuesdays!

This year’s turnout of walkers enjoyed beautiful weather, good music and great fellowship! The location raising the most money was Wesley House and Wesley Oaks, with a total of $2500 and represented by Activities Director Talisha Turner (at left) Coming in a close second was the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center which collected $2300 and was represented by Director Karon Weatherman. The Community Spirit Award was...

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25th Anniversary Celebration ‘Part 1’ at Cooper Lake State Park on October 15 is for Everyone!
Oct07

25th Anniversary Celebration ‘Part 1’ at Cooper Lake State Park on October 15 is for Everyone!

You are cordially invited to Cooper Lake StatePark’s 25th Anniversary Ceremony to be held at theDoctor’s Creek Unit on Friday, October 15, 2021 at10am. We will have an outstanding group of local,regional, and statewide leaders present to talkabout Cooper Lake State Park’s local and regionalimpact on our great state! Refreshments will beserved. This event is sponsored by the Friends ofDoctors Creek. Special thanks to Cooper ISD and...

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