Let's Meet Dave Pratt's New Co-Host Kassi Jade (Pics)

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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).

Awesome, right?

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.

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Kassi Jayde has the wrong gig.  If you ever hear her sing, she should be on American Idol, she would win.  How refreshing, a beautiful young woman that is intelligent and can really sing the phone book.


I was a dave pratt fan in the late 80's and early 90's( Dave Pratt the Sexs Machine Band). I have the two albums he produced back then. Would love to see if he has any new stuff availabl e for purchase.


Alot of make-up and a little rough for only being 22. Take a walk around Scottsdale and she wouldn't be in the top 100 measuring looks. Maybe she does have talent...let's hope so but, that would mean that an ASU graduate would actually have something to offer the business/work world.


Assistant Producer = Glorified Phone Screener


I can personally confirm she kept her job at KISS because lets say she can KISS well!

Max Fischer
Max Fischer

She is way too good looking for radio, holy crap. DTF?

Really though, local radio is long dead, I haven't look back from getting satellite radio, and now that there is Pandora, et al. why bother with crap?

Best wishes to Kassi, I can't see it working out, but good luck.

Dfactor Pop
Dfactor Pop

What site am I reading? Deadspin? Gawker? Geez, Marty, ease up a bit...


Wow, good thing her good looks will go a long way on radio!

AZ radio is just stupid. Never listened, never plan to.

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