Jane Pratt, founder of women's magazines Sassy and Jane, is set to launch a weekly radio show on Sirius satellite radio this fall. Called "Jane Radio," the three-hour live program will feature everything from current events and discussions on popular music to a segment called "Jane Needs Help" in which Pratt solicits the advice of her listeners.
According to the press release, Pratt wants this show to be like a girlfriend dish session, in which women can speak candidly as though no men are listening. She immediately goes on to say, however, that she hopes men will be listening — and will learn a thing or two.
I had a near-religious devotion to Sassy, and I still have fond memories of the early issues of Jane so I'll probably tune in for Pratt's show. For more details,
I'm of the belief that Jane helped to change the face of women's publications — at least for a while. In particular, I think the magazine introduced a smart, hip, and funny voice that had not previously been heard in the mainstream magazine world.
Hopefully, Pratt will add this voice to the lineup of what Sirius calls its "women's programming," which apparently includes shows by Barbara Walters, Candace Bushnell, and ... Richard Simmons.
Side note: Pop informed me today that Pratt recently claimed to have once slept with Drew Barrymore. So, there's that.