Kim Kelly is the afternoon/evenings personality on 96.1 KSTR. Kim has been a full time air talent for 32 years. She began in 1980 at age 18 in her hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado.
At Mesa State College she left a promising career in the symphony orchestra after discovering the college radio station. Just a few months later she landed the evening show at the local top 40 station KEXO. From there Kim went on to Afternoon Drive gig’s at rock station KKEG in Fayeteville, Arkansas as well as WKKN and WROK in Rockford, Illinios, WLLI in Joliet and WYEN in Chicago.
She returned to her hometown in 1986 to be the Production Director and Afternoon Drive talent for Rock Q93 and a few years later moved to Classic Rock KSTR to be the Program Director and Morning Drive talent.
Kim moved to Las Vegas in 1995 to spend more time with her parents who retired here. She became the Promotion Director and Midday talent on 107.5 KFBI. When the station changed format Kim tried a new adventure becoming the airborne traffic reporter for Skyview Traffic and taking on 80 traffic reports a day on 6 local stations, one of which was 96.3 KKLZ where 18 months later she left the traffic plane when she was offered the Afternoon Drive show. She then joined Lotus Broadcasting after that, jumping in on 97.1 The Point’s afternoon shift, where she gives the best damn interviews in rock ‘n’ roll history.
Coming full circle, Kim is now back in Grand Junction, where she broadcasts from the booth on Your Home of the Classics, 96.1 KSTR.
Kim has no kids except her Dachshund’s Jilly & Max and Cody and her bird Buddy. Her hobbies include collecting rock memorabilia, jet skiing and sailing.