Norman Pattiz is the founder of Westwood One, America’s largest radio network founded in 2007. In 2010, Pattiz created the Courtside Entertainment Group from which he introduced the PodcastOne and the PodcastOne Sale. As the chairman, he has led the two towards becoming the leading national podcast in marketing and sales. Apart from his leadership in broadcast, Pattiz serves as the chairman of Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories and a regent of the University of California.
With over 40 years of experience in radio syndication, Pattiz has received a series of awards including the Distinguished Education Service Award, The Freedom of Speech Award, and numerous Broadcaster of the Year Award. His name has also been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame for his significant contribution to the radio industry. He also received awards from the Giant of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting. In 2000, he was appointed as a member of the America’s Broadcasting Board of Governors by President Clinton and was re-appointed in 2002 by President Bush.
PodcastOne announced a new show, Beyond the Darkness, that will air on World Wrestling Entertainment Chris Jericho’s Podcast network. The show will involve researchers to bring stimulating conversations meant to enlighten the viewers. Beyond the Darkness is created to capture the audience in the paranormal broadcasting industry. The content will include important topics that have raised unanswered questions in the past and present generation. The diversity of subjects will aim at challenging everything the audience think they know about ghost, angels, demons, aliens, mysteries, and miracles.
The introduction of the new show will aim at expanding the network beyond wrestling. The show will include Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis who are well known for their paranormal broadcasting. The two already have a large fan base that believes in their subject matters. The network’s long-term objective is to grow their already massive audience. Viewers can now access more information from the network’s website; www.podcastone.com.
PodcastOne Network was launched in 2012 to capture the untapped opportunities in the audio-on-demand industry. The network quickly grew to one of the leading distributors of audio-on-demand programming. More than 200 of today’s popular podcasts are hosted by the network including, but not limited to, Ross Mathews, Rich Eisen, Eddie Truck, the Forbes on Podcast Network, Penn Jillette, Chris Jericho, and Adam Carolla.