When I first met Kris St. James, he was 23 and he already had three kids.  And I thought, damn man, leave some for the rest of us! (And then he had another, just to spite me, I'm sure.)  Now he's 73, I think.  I don't know -- he's SOOO much older than me.  Anyway, there are so many things I've learned from him that you might not know.  But I like you, so I'll share.

We first worked together in the fine town of Jennings, La., at the now-defunct Cajun Country 92.9 (which is now 92.9 The Lake).  Kris was doing mornings, and I was still in high school but had somehow found myself doing radio.  Now most people would write off a high schooler (and probably rightfully so), but Kris was one of the people who took me under his wing, taught me a lot about the business and treated me with respect.  He's a class act, and a great morning show partner.  It's good to work with people from your past, who you already have a history with -- it's even better when they're also just a good, decent human being.

And now, let's get to know Kris a little better, shall we?  Here are 10 things you may not have known about him:

  1. He’s young enough to be Dale Mann's grandson.
  2. He’s always been involved in community theatre wherever he’s lived.
  3. He lived in Nebraska for six years…
  4. …but he’s originally from Moss Bluff, La.
  5. He and his wife had the opportunity to get involved with Children's Ministry in Nebraska.
  6. He’s been in the radio business (for the most part) for the last 21 years
  7. Who inspired his life in "announcing?"  That’s right -- Jim Ross in Midsouth Wrestling.  And also, weatherman extraordinaire Rob Robin Weather from KPLC.
  8. He spent time as a basketball coach when his kids were in rec basketball.  He did it for quite a few years.
  9. He has a daughter that is in the Armed Forces.  His other daughter is a high schooler.
  10. He is the proud father of two sons, both doing missionary work.