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!
A childhood dream come true for Thomas Rhett. He got to hang with the neighborhood gang at Sesame Street. It was part of their 50th Anniversary celebration. Rhett sang “This is my Street.” View this post on Instagram So cool to be a part of @sesamestreet’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. Here’s to 50 years of…MORE
Just thinking about Tom Hanks reading his last line as his beloved character Woody from the Toy Story movies, makes me weepy. The Toy Story movies have become some of my all time favorite Disney/Pixar movies. My daughter Payton loves them and has about 20 different Buzz Lightyears, and several Woody’s too. We can’t…MORE
I don’t mean to break your heart, but the famous Valentine’s Sweetheart candy, or conversation hearts, are in short supply this year. Valentine’s is not the same without the candy hearts with such fun sayings as “Be Mine,” “QT Pie” or “Kiss Me.” The candy company Necco that made the candy hearts, shut down and…MORE
Who doesn’t love bacon? Ok, ok, so I’m not a fan of bacon, but I know many of you are and wanted to let you know that Mickey-D’s is offering FREE bacon Tuesday, Jan. 29th…for ONE hour. The Bacon Hour is from 4-5pm, and you can get a side of Applewood smoked bacon with ANYTHING. …MORE
If you’ve ever lived or visited the Detroit area you’re probably very familiar with Buddy’s Pizza. According to Mlive.com, Buddy’s Pizza plans to open up on 28th Street SE, at the former site of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, sometime this Spring. Buddy’s Pizza is know for their deep dish pizza, and let me tell you from…MORE
I’ll have to admit I’ve never had the famous Crack Fries at HopCat. I know, I know, what’s wrong with me?? Now I’ll never have them, well at least under the name Crack Fries anyway. HopCat has announced the new name will be Cosmik Fries. The company announced in December they would be changing their…MORE
One note of that deep voice and you know instantly it’s Kane Brown. Check him out here when he was 12-years-old singing Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It.” Even then he knew country music was his calling. That deep voice apparently comes in later in life. :)- View this post on Instagram 12…MORE
…and just like that the holidays are here! Halloween doesn’t even have a chance to come and go before Christmas commercials and merchandise hit the stores. That being said, get ready for some shipping wars. Target has recently launched a new 2-day FREE shipping campaign, with no minimum purchase or annual membership required. This is…MORE
This is too funny!! Yesterday a story ran about a David Schwimmer lookalike that robbed a store in the UK. Social media had a field day with it, responding with Ross quotes from his tv character on “Friends.” I’m a huge “Friends” fan so this made me laugh. Now David Schwimmer has responded by adding…MORE