Hello! I’m Kim St. James and thrilled to be your mid-day host at Thunder 107.3. To me music is magic. Nothing can change a mood faster than a great song. Like Dick Clark says, “music is the soundtrack of our lives.” I love all music, but country music holds a special place in my heart. I grew up in a small town south of here, near Kalamazoo. It’s the kind of town that you blink, you miss it. I loved growing up in a small town. We waved at every car that drove by (because you knew everybody), we rode our bikes, snowmobiles and tractors to school, the town shut down every Friday when the football team was playing, and we gave directions by saying things like “turn by Johnson’s big red barn.” When people ask me if I was raised in a barn I can actually say yes. Ok, it was only a year in our pole barn, and it was while our house was being built, but still. I’m married to a “city boy,” as my dad would say. My husband Tom is originally from the Detroit area. We moved to Grand Rapids many years ago and started a family. We have 3 amazing kids, 2 boys and a girl, and have loved living and raising our family here in West Michigan. In 2017 we rescued our dog Mia. We call her a “Dorkie,” she’s part Dachshund and Yorkie. She has made our family so happy. Growing up I was called “Motor-Mouth” so it’s no wonder I’m in radio and talk for a living. I love West Michigan and I love getting out and listening to live music and meeting new people.
Years in Radio: 20+
First Concert Ever: Alabama at the Allegan County Fair
Favorite Song: That’s like picking a favorite child…it changes from day to day 😉
Record Holder: Yes! I once held the high school track team record for the 100-yard dash, and the 440-relay
Thanks Dr. Keil for my amazing vision!
Legendary country group Alabama will NOT be playing their concert scheduled for Friday, August 23rd at Van Andel Arena. According to a press release the band has postponed their 50th Anniversary Tour due to medical complications from lead singer Randy Owen. He is dealing with cluster migraines and vertigo. Doctors have advised him to take…MORE
How big is that tree in your yard? Maybe it’s the biggest in Michigan! ReLeaf Michigan is holding their annual contest to find the biggest tree in Michigan. All 83 counties are included. They want you and your family to get outside and explore Michigan. The Big Tree Hunt is on and all you have…MORE
I just found my perfect side gig! A company is offering $1,000 to watch the TV show “Friends” for 25 hours and live tweet about it. Uh, yes please! I’m a huge fan of the show “Friends” and watch it most every night. This is perfect for me! You have a week to watch 25…MORE
I love it when Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline posts their crazy family videos. They don’t disappoint. Scroll through the photos below and check out their wake up call birthday dance for their son Nate’s 9th birthday. View this post on Instagram Happy birthday Tate!!! You’re the king today! #9 and feeling fine! A post shared…MORE
John Ball Zoo is celebrating the arrival of two new Toucan birds by offering a deal on admission. “Two Cans” Tuesday starts today Aug 6th. If you bring two canned goods to the zoo to donate, they will offer half off the price of admission. The food will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan…MORE
Trick or Treat! There is a petition going around to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October. Some parents argue that it would be safer and more enjoyable for both parents and kids. It can be hard to go out on a school night, then get the kids to bed after eating all that…MORE
Here is the world’s shortest IQ test that’s going crazy online. It’s only three questions long, however they say only 17% of people get them all right. See if you can answer them. Don’t peek until the end…answers are at the bottom of the page. BTW…I got all the common wrong answers right, does that…MORE
I get to eat ice cream today and blame it on the kids. Today is Miracle Treat Day! Participating Dairy Queen locations across West Michigan will donate $1 to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for every Blizzard sold. So go out and get ice cream today….it’s for the kids. To help celebrate Miracle Treat Day,…MORE
Michael Ray is doing a contest and looking for extras to be in his new music video “Her World Or Mine.” Winners will be flown to Hollywood and be put up in a hotel, and can even bring a friend. The video is being filmed July 29th and 30th. Deadline to enter his July 14th. …MORE