Let's Meet Dave Pratt's New Co-Host Kassi Jade (Pics)
After Up On The Sun broke the news about legendary Valley broadcaster Dave Pratt making an imminent return to radio Sunday he took to his blog on AZCentral to confirm, promising "Full details on our new show with the Republic/azcentral's Larry Rodgers coming soon."
It's great to see ol' Larry Rodgers, the Republic's long-time pop music writer, occasionally get a scoop outside the confines of Cold Stone. And Pratt does get paid to blog there, so this article will fit with his passion for writing about his co-workers.
But there's something else worth dissecting in Pratt's post: An announcement that The Morning Mayor has selected a new sidekick for his radio show.
Her name is Kassi Jade and she looks exactly like someone named Kassi Jade should. She's a 22-year-old small-agency model who came to Tempe from Montana, and she graduated from Arizona's third most prestigious state university back in May. Hey, if
there's one thing I've learned in my life, it's that very pretty
22-year-old girls have a lot of interesting, topical things to say
gleaned from their many very important and inspirational life experiences. I sooo can't wait.
But, at the risk of sounding misogynistic, I will humbly submit that Ms. Jade's speaking talents were not the only factor in her rapid ascent.
Now, I don't want to sell the girl short: True, she's worked as an Assistant Producer for Johnjay and Rich since graduating, doing bits like the one described on a now-defunct Twitter account thusly:
"We just did new bit on @johnjayandric called "weirdest favors!" One lady was asked 2 breast feed her friends kid bc she 4got formula. NICE!"
She also has strong opinions on how important it is to keep the N-word in Huckleberry Finn ("Don't touch history. #sacred") and the adorability of tea dates at The Phoenician (very).
But seriously, here are the pictures...
|If Pratt ends up on a Country station -- that didn't go so well last time, but we'll have to wait for Larry Rodgers to "break" the news -- this picture will be Kassi's go-to shot. She's sorta trying to channel Taylor Swift here, which is good.|
|The Denim Diva look... Montana ain't that far from Canada, folks, and up there this is formal evening wear.|
|This is Kassi's "studious" look. It's how Arizona State girls dress when they don't necessarily want people to know they went to Arizona State within 12 seconds of meeting them.|
|Kassi Jade in a bikini... nothing says "talent" like having your name, which ends in an I, witten in a pink font that looks like smeared lipstick.|