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!
Toys for Tots needs your help more than ever this Holiday season. Toys for Tots is a great organization that helps bring the joy of Christmas to Less-Fortunate Children. Due to Covid restrictions and programs no longer being able to run, is has been more difficult this Christmas for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots would…MORE
There are so many amazing and beloved Veterans in West Michigan and we would love to show our appreciation by giving them a shout out on air! Veterans have done so much for our Country and we want to honor them in every way we can. If you know a veteran who you would love…MORE
A food court located at the Devos Place Convention Center will be opening on Monday, October 12. The food court will feature pop up dinner options for two weeks. The dinner services will include Chick-fil-a (the first location in downtown Grand Rapids), Scatch by Patria and TOOM. The food court will be open at the…MORE
Celebration Cinema Theatres Prepare to Open! Following more than six months of closure, Celebration Cinema theatres are preparing to turn on the lights, heat up the popcorn poppers and open their doors. The company will gradually reopen theatres beginning October 9th, as staffing is ramped back up and increasing numbers of new movies become available…MORE
It’s the annual anniversary sale at Design 1 Salon Spa! Purchase $50 in retail and receive a $20 Bonus Gift Card during the Anniversary Sale at Design 1 Salon Spa. *Exclusions apply. Click here for more details Register Below to WIN a Giftcard to Design 1 Salon Spa!MORE
September 2nd marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. There are several celebrations and events planned in Thunder Country. Today you can view signs with pictures and stories of WWII veterans, displayed on the lawn of the Village of Heather Hills as a way to honor them. On September 1st, a…MORE
You might not be able to go to the gym, but you can get in some exercise for free thanks to Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation. They have several outdoor and at-home fitness programs for you to enjoy through September. MONDAYS, August 31 through September 28 (excluding Sept 7) *Zumba at Rosa Park Circle 6:30…MORE
Covid-19 has cancelled so many activities this year, however Tulip Time’s Pedal the Provinces is going virtual. You can ride through your neighborhood, favorite scenic trail, or on your stationary bike anytime during the month of September. All riders will have access to local route maps for each distance and a podcast episode. Pedal the Provinces…MORE
You don’t have to be crafty to be a part of the Pillowcase Project with Degage Ministries. You can help raise awareness about the growing number of women facing homelessness by decorating a pillowcase. Degage Ministries have served over 4,700 women through their Open Door Women’s Center and want to collect 4,700 pillowcases and display…MORE
Students at Grand Rapids Public Schools are getting ready to go back to school virtually this fall, but what does that mean for students that count on school lunches? The district is offering more meal sites for kids who need it. Since COVID-19 began, GRPS has offered meals for students at four area locations. The…MORE