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!
Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs will headline this years Faster Horses Festival. The music event takes place July 17, 18 and 19th in Brooklyn, Michigan. Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi and Tracy Lawrence will also perform over the weekend. Find out the full list of performers and camping details at https://fasterhorsesfestival.com/lineup/ MORE
Who says you can’t have fun in the winter? World of Winter starts this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. It’s a festival of frozen fun for everyone. Snowshoe at the park, dance at the silent disco, check out the Prismatica light display, celebrate the Lunar New Year, play games at the Downtown Market Ice Bar…MORE
The City of Grand Rapids is offering free drop off locations for Christmas trees, as well as priced curbside removal through February 1st. The free drop off locations for trees: Riverside Park (north entrance), 2001 Monroe Ave. NE MacKay-Jaycees Park, 2531 Kalamazoo Ave. SE Lincoln Park, 231 Marion Ave. NW (tree drop off is in…MORE
Parents with special needs kiddos, or just those sensitive to light and sound can spend a fun evening at Craig’s Cruisers. On Monday, December 16th they are holding a sensory friendly night where they will turn off the music and dial down distractions to make the facility more sensory inclusive. It runs from 4-6 p.m.…MORE
Just announced…Keith Urban will be performing at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort this summer. Concert is July 18th. Tickets on sale tomorrow, December 7th. Purchase tickets and find out more details at the link below. https://event.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?performance_id=8374079&method=restoreToken MORE
Lots of Christmas parades, Santa visits and winter activities going on in Thunder Country this weekend. Here are just a few you and your family can enjoy. FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Rosa Parks Circle Friday Dec 6th 5:30pm. Downtown Grandville Christmas Parade. Friday Dec. 6th beginning at 6pm, parade starts at…MORE
Wow! Kelly Clarkson covered the “Mister Rogers” theme song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” on her show Tuesday. Just beautiful. Check out the video below.MORE
Brotherly love at its best. Brett Eldredge was supposed to write a Best Man Speech for his brother’s wedding, but instead he wrote a song. He said it came to him one night around 3 in the morning. He wrote it in bed that night. Grab a tissue and check out the video below. Keep…MORE
Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is coming to Ford Field Saturday, February 22nd, and tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 22nd) at 10 a.m. Fans can join the waiting room at 9 a.m. for a chance to be first in line! Make sure your information is up-to-date on https://www.ticketmaster.com/ for an easier purchase. There are three…MORE
Something to look forward to during the Lions game on Thanksgiving, the Brothers Osborne will be performing at halftime. It’s the Detroit Lions 80th Thanksgiving Day Classic game Thursday, November 28th as they take on the Chicago Bears. The Lions are hosting a Giving for Good Sweepstakes as a celebration of Thanksgiving, in collaboration with…MORE