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!

You Could Be In A Michael Ray Music Video!

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

Target Offering Teachers A Discount

Back to school funds for teachers just got some help from Target.  For one week Target is offering teachers a 15% discount on supplies and clothes.  From July 13th-20th, teachers can save on items like school supplies and essentials like disinfecting wipes, food storage bags, adult clothing and accessories.  Pillowfort furniture and Bullseye’s Playground equipment…MORE

Chris Young Breaks Down Singing New Song “Drowning” [video]

Chris Young broke down while trying to get through his song “Drowning” at the Opry.  Chris lost his good friend Adam to a car accident and never written anything about it.  One day he says the words just poured out.  He performed the song at the Opry a couple of weeks ago.  “I thought I was…MORE

Carrie Underwood Is So Cheesy!

I need some crackers to go with all that cheese!  Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty 360 Tour made a stop in the cheese capital of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Of course they had to welcome her with a 40-pound cheese bust.  How nice, and maybe a little creepy?   View this post on Instagram The @fiservforum outdid themselves…MORE

FREE Summer Day Camp For Kids In GR

It’s summer and you need to find something to do for the kids.  Grand Rapids is offering FREE summer day camp.  The program is for kids ages 6-12 and 13-16.  It runs week days from 10am – 3pm at Martin Luther King Park, 900 Fuller Avenue SE in Grand Rapids.  A lunch and snack is provided. …MORE

Millions Of Goldfish Live In Great Lakes

If you’re swimming in Lake Michigan this summer, you may come across those bright orange fish, you know, goldfish.  It seems more and more people are flushing their fish and ending up in the Great Lakes.  The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper in New York recently posted a picture of a 14-inch goldfish that was caught last…MORE

WMU Stadium Under Water!

Rain, Rain go away!!! WMU’s football field today! 😱Taken by Ericka Perkowski pic.twitter.com/wb3Gqh3yqo — Ellen Bacca (@ellenbacca) June 20, 2019    MORE

Let’s Go To Bat For Kids!

Tonight’s the night…baseball at its finest.  Okay maybe not its finest, but it will be a sight to see that’s for sure.  Every year local media personalities get together and take on area priests in a friendly softball game.  It’s all to help child welfare programs with Catholic Charities of West Michigan, which helps keep…MORE

Nature Valley Offering Free John Ball Zoo Passes

Keep the kids entertained this summer with a trip to John Ball Zoo, for free!  Nature Valley is offering free zoo passes on Fridays.  All you have to do is bring in a Nature Valley wrapper on Fridays and kids ages 2-12 can get in free with one paid adult admission.  The offer is running…MORE

Walk The Track At Berlin With Lori’s Voice Walk For The Challenged Saturday

Come walk/ride around the track at Berlin Raceway for a great cause.  Lori’s Voice Walk For The Challenged is this Saturday!!  Lori’s Voice is an awesome charity here in West Michigan that helps children with special needs.  I can’t say enough about what Lori’s Voice does, and how important they are to me.  I am…MORE