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!
Two sons wanted to give their dad a birthday to remember and boy did they. 61-year-old Chris Ferry from New Jersey started getting texts from people he didn’t know wishing him a happy birthday. Turns out his two sons secretly had his photo and phone number put on a billboard that read, “Wish My Dad…MORE
Beer enthusiasts rejoice, a Bier Klomp has been added to this years 90th Tulip Time Festival. The event will take place Friday, May 10th at the Washington Square. You will find a menu full of local and regional beers, ciders, spirits and wines. The event will also feature a Printmobile screen printing set-up so you…MORE
You may be able to see a giant Crucifix under Lake Michigan this weekend. According to MLive.com the 11-foot, 1,800-pound, Italian marble statue of a crucified Christ is in about 20 feet of water at the bottom of Little Traverse Bay near Petoskey. It was put there as a memorial to those who lost their…MORE
According to TMZ, former “90210” actor Luke Perry never recovered from a stroke he suffered Wednesday, and passed away Monday morning at the hospital. Perry was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close…MORE
Sooo adorable! The girl’s got chops, and moves! Dierks Bentley brought his 10-year-old daughter Evie on stage with him last week to sing “Travelin’ Light.” She did amazing, and threw in the floss dance too! The original version features Brandi Carlile, but I think Evie has the gig now. Here are a couple different videos…MORE
Carrie Underwood’s son Isiah is a doll. Three-year-old Isiah was at the Nashville Predators hockey game with former hockey player and dad, Mike Fisher. They were part of the evening called Mike Fisher Night, which honored Fisher’s contributions to the Nashville Predators. Check him out as he helps drop the ceremonial puck before the game.…MORE
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard had a couple big surprises while appearing on the Ellen show this week. He and his wife Hayley are expecting their second baby and were waiting to find out the gender. Ellen decided to surprise Hubbard with a gender reveal on the show. They both guessed they were having a…MORE
Just weeks after Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline fell in love and adopted an 18-year-old dog, he passed away. After seeing some social media posts about Poochie the shelter dog, the Bryans decided to adopt him and give him a loving home for the remainder of his days. “We pulled 18-year-old Poochie from a…MORE
Have fun and help out the kids in our community at the same time. Kids Food Basket is having a Day of Giving this Friday the 22nd. They are trying to raise $24,000 in 24-hours for their Feeding Our Future campaign. It’s 24-hours full of fun activities. You can enjoy their Omelette Bar, Disco Brunch,…MORE
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