Kim St. James

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!

Festival Fun In West Michigan This Weekend

More fun to be found in West Michigan this weekend.  Here are just a few of the events happening around town. *WestFest continues at John Ball Zoo Park.  Enjoy carnival games, rides, live music all weekend, food, and a beer garden and wine tent.  WestFest will feature ice cold beer from The Mitten Brewing Co., and New Holland Brewing.  For…MORE

Tell Mom To Go Climb A Tree For Mother’s Day

Although us moms love cards, flowers, dinner, spa packages, or chocolates for Mother’s Day, try something different this year.  According to Fox 17, TreeRunner Adventure Park is offering free admission for moms on Sunday.  From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. you can enjoy 7 high rope courses where the obstacle routes have varying difficulty, length, and…MORE

Thomas Rhett Surprises Military Moms [video]

Grab the kleenex!  Thomas Rhett surprised four military moms with their kids who are serving in the military.  It happened when he flew the moms to Florida to help him put together care packages for active-duty service members.  He treated them to lunch and they shared stories and talked about what it was like being…MORE

Keith Urban Takes Uber Ride Of His Life [video]

Keith Urban was on his way to his show in West Palm Beach, Florida Sunday when his flight had to be diverted to Miami.  Severe weather landed the plane and he was about 75-miles away from his gig.  Out of options, Urban called for an Uber.  He said he had the ride of his life. …MORE

$25 Pet Adoptions With ‘Empty The Shelters’ Event On Saturday

Those cute, furry faces we can’t resist.  The ‘Empty the Shelters’ Event is back this Saturday May 4th.  You now have a chance to adopt your furever friend for just $25, and The Bissell Pet Foundation will cover the rest of the adoption cost.  Most shelters require adoption approval ahead of time and ask that…MORE

Chris Stapleton Makes Cameo On Game Of Thrones

I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan and a huge Chris Stapleton fan, so when I heard he had a cameo on the show this past Sunday, I thought that was amazing.  Of course I missed it and I’m guessing you did too.   Chris played a Wildling-turned-White-Walker.  According to Rolling Stones Chris said quote, “I…MORE

Sing On Stage With Carrie Underwood

Singing into my hairbrush, pretending I’m a famous rock star is something I’ve done once or twice…or every morning.  🙂  If you ever dreamed of being a rock star, now might be your chance.  Carrie Underwood is giving a fan at each of her Cry Pretty 360 Tour stops a chance to sing on stage…MORE

Kayak Fun In West Michigan Starts This Weekend

Once the snow melts we Michiganders are ready to get outside and play.  Here are some places you can get out and experience the waterways in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids will be offering rentals starting this weekend at Riverside Park Lagoon.  You can rent kayaks throughout the summer for $8 an hour, and $6 for…MORE

Where To Find Easter Fun In West Michigan

Easter’s on its way!  Several egg hunts are planned for this weekend in West Michigan.  More than likely your local community or church will have some sort of Easter fun planned.  Here or some of the fun egg hunts, breakfasts and activities going on here in West Michigan this weekend. Easter Bunny photos at Rivertown…MORE

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Who Has The Best Grilled Cheese?

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich?  I have to admit it’s one of my favorite foods to eat.  It’s that perfect comfort food that is also easy to make.  Historians say that cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food enjoyed across the world.  The modern version of the grilled cheese originated in…MORE