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Sirius calls ‘Sex’ siren

Radio signs Bushnell for show

Sirius Satellite Radio has signed “Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell to helm a weekly four-hour call-in show, “Candace Bushnell’s Sex, Success and Sensibility.”

“It’s going to be candid, bawdy and fun,” said the four-time author, who is shooting a pilot from her latest novel, “Lipstick Jungle,” for NBC TV.

Show, set to debut this spring, is the latest bid to bring female audiences to satellite radio. XM Satellite Radio signed Oprah Winfrey to a talkshow deal last month.

Bushnell, whose other books are “Trading Up” and “Four Blondes,” said the show “will cover everything from career issues to relationships to the new kinds of issues women face as they become more successful.”

Bushnell said she intends to call on her friends to appear on the show, and foresees segments on touchy topics like plastic surgery.

“I think radio is a great forum for truthfulness for people who don’t feel comfortable with TV,” she said.

Bushnell launched “Sex and the City” as a column in the New York Observer in 1994, writing about her nightlife, relationships and dating through alter ego Carrie Bradshaw.