The X’Perience Unplugged
Nate Thompson is a Chicago native who has worked for years to spread inspiration and the love of God through the medium of music. He grew up in the church, where he learned the power of music and the ability that it has to touch people of all walks of life and bring them closer to the Lord. As he grew older, Nate realized that he wanted to continue to use music to spread God’s message.
In 2004 through 2006, Nate was able to serve as the Director of Illinois State’s Gospel Choir, IYC, while also enrolled in school. Since that appointment, he has graced the stage with many well-known artists including R&B superstars and now Gospel artists Shirley Murdock and Dale DeGroat of the ZAPP Band. Nate has also had the opportunity to host concerts, events, and album releases for artist like J Moss, Kierra Sheard, and perform his song entitled “WHY,” which speaks against the growing violence in America, on a nationally syndicated television program called P.U.S.H., which was founded and organized by the Rev. Jesse In 2010, he launched a weekly talk radio show, The X’Perience w/Nate Thompson. Originally aired only Gospel 1570AM in Chicago, IL, the show eventually gained a growing audience to where it now airs live everywhere online on Thursday nights on 1570AM, and on Saturdays on Know1 Radio. The X’Perience Radio Show was a major influence on obtaining the nomination for Major Market Radio Station of the Year for the 2013 Stellar Awards, being rated the #1 show on the station.
Even while transforming himself into a major radio personality, Thompson continues to pursue work in accounting and construction, engineering, and singing as well. As a musical artist, Nate was aware of the plight of relatively unknown Gospel artists who struggle to get their music heard, and The X’Perience was thus created.
The X’Perience addresses those issues that Nate felt are relevant to Christians today, and also functions as a platform to present artists, businesses, authors, poets, and other talented Christians to the Christian community. Every week, The X’Perience features ticket giveaways, prizes, contests, topics and discussions, and guests. Tune in for an amazing X’Perience!
Katherine Jeanine also known as Kai’Jai has had a love relationship with music as early as the age of 4, which is the first time that she allowed to sing a solo with the church children’s choir.
Then after her mother helped groom her love for singing by enrolling her in classes, auditions and competitions. While exploring her interest in music soon after Katherine discovered that she also could play the piano by ear while attempting to write her first song at the age of 9.
Wanting to share her vocal abilities, Katherine was part of many different music groups, choirs and ensembles such as The Chicago Children’s Chorus, Chicago All City Chorus, Chicago Police Explorer Choir, Christ Tabernacle M.B Church Choirs, Thompson Community Singers, Vashawn Mitchell & New Image, Mark Wright & Friends, Donald Woods & His People and Mark Hubbard and the voices.. to name a few.
These experiences groomed her to become a “BGV” which gave her chances to share the stage singing behind and/or record with many local and well known Artist such as Byron Cage, Todd Dulaney, Richard Smallwood, Tramaine Hawkins, Fred Hammond, Jessica Reedy, J.J. Hairston, Marco the poet, EV3, Ryan Booker, Vashawn Mitchell, Antoine Sanders, William Murphy, Tracey Akins and LeAndrea Johnson.. to name a few.
Katherine realized once while road managing that her passion for music blossomed beyond singing BGVs, she had the desire to help in the background. Currently she offers Personal Assisting, Referral and Consulting services to Indie/established artist such as Amber Bullock, Erica Campbell, Dietrick Haddon, Joshua Rogers, Todd Dulaney, Da Truth.. to name a few.
Her journey has now navigated her into a media career which started June 2012 when Katherine began co-hosting The X’perience w/ Nate Thompson on a.m.1570 continuing and currently The X’perience Unplugged on KNOW1 Radio. Katherine Jeanine is a self starter, go getter and intelligent woman with a comical, edgy vibe with a heart for Gods people. As she states, “there’s nothing to hard for him, if you just trust and believe..then will you thank and praise God”