Norman Pattiz was born in 1943 and is known as an American broadcasting entrepreneur. At the top of the list of his many accomplishments, Pattiz founded Westwood One in 1974 and led it to become America’s largest radio network of news. The radio network provides listeners with the latest information on sports, entertainment, and traffic.
In 2000, President Clinton appointed Pattiz to serve on the Broadcast Board of Governors of the United States of America, he was later reappointed by President Bush. He was accountable for creating and bringing Americas Arabic language radio and television services to all countries in the Middle East. Pattiz was recognized for his significant contributions to the radio industry and inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 2010, Pattiz created Courtside Entertainment Group where he later introduced Podcast One and PodcastOne Sales, which soon became the leader in national podcast marketing and sales. He became Executive Chairman at Podcast One in 2016 and was CEO until June 23, 2016. PodcastOne hosts more than 200 of today’s most famous podcasts including Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber.
Norman Pattiz recently announced his newest podcast titled “Beyond the Darkness.” It is the newest show on WWE superstar Chris Jericho’s podcast network, which is under the PodcastOne umbrella. The new podcast will feature unique and entertaining conversations with well-known researchers. One goal of the podcast is to challenge the listeners and help provide them with information about ghosts, aliens, mysteries and plenty more popular encounters with the unknown. Both Norman Pattiz and Chris Jericho have high hopes for Beyond the Darkness, which will air as a podcast to the Jericho Network.