Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Gator 99.5’s Kris St. James
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:
- He’s young enough to be Dale Mann's grandson.
- He’s always been involved in community theatre wherever he’s lived.
- He lived in Nebraska for six years…
- …but he’s originally from Moss Bluff, La.
- He and his wife had the opportunity to get involved with Children's Ministry in Nebraska.
- He’s been in the radio business (for the most part) for the last 21 years
- Who inspired his life in "announcing?" That’s right -- Jim Ross in Midsouth Wrestling. And also, weatherman extraordinaire Rob Robin Weather from KPLC.
- He spent time as a basketball coach when his kids were in rec basketball. He did it for quite a few years.
- He has a daughter that is in the Armed Forces. His other daughter is a high schooler.
- He is the proud father of two sons, both doing missionary work.