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!
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
Get out into Thunder Country and take a drive this weekend to Richland for the 2nd Annual Sunflower Days at Gull Meadow Farms. Stroll through 5 acres of sunflower fields. There are dozens of different colors and many varieties of sunflowers to chose from. Not only will you be able to pick your favorite sunflower…MORE
2020 has not been anyone’s year, but for couples hoping to tie the knot with family and friends, it’s been dream shattering. DeVos Place wants to change that for one lucky couple. You could win a wedding reception and a mini-moon. They are giving away a wedding reception out on DeVos Place Patio for up…MORE
We may not be able to watch a movie in a theater just yet, but Celebration Cinema’s Studio Park is launching a new outdoor event in downtown Grand Rapids. Sunset Cinema will take place on Wednesday’s and feature an outdoor movie on their piazza starting Wednesday, July 15th. Social distancing rules will be in place…MORE
Concert shows at the drive-in’s are catching on. After Garth Brooks did a special show for drive-in theaters, Blake Shelton has announced he too will be doing a special event for drive-in’s. The Getty Drive-In in Muskegon will be one of several locations in Michigan that will feature the one-night-only show. The concert will feature…MORE
The Kent District Library is teaming up with Feeding America to offer free lunches to kids this summer. Meet Up and Eat Up is a summer food program at 12 KDL locations. Anyone 18 years old and younger can come and pick up a free lunch. The program runs through August 14th. https://www.kdl.org/blog/meet-and-eat-returns-kent-district-library Schedule Alpine Township, Weekdays from…MORE