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Norman Pattiz’s Extensive Experience In The Broadcasting Industry

Norman Pattiz is the executive chairman of PodcastOne. Recently, the PodcastOne founder was celebrated by Forbes magazine’s Global Change Makers issue of May 2016. The issue recognized his greatest celebrity infused hits, an important part of his moneymaking media. Pattiz has more than 40 years of experience in radio licensing and management. Additionally, he is the founder of Westwood One. Under his leadership, the firm became the leading provider of entertainment, traffic, sports, and news programming to America’s broadcasting industry. It owned, managed, and distributed NCAA Basketball, NBC radio networks, NFL Football, CNN radio, the Super Bowl, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and syndicated talk shows.

Norman founded and inaugurated Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. Pattiz created this firm with the objective of producing and distributing programming of the highest quality. In addition, Pattiz launched PodcastOne in 2012 after recognizing the unexploited opportunities in the audio industry. It quickly became a major producer and distributor of on demand audio programming. Presently, the firm’s popular line up of personalities includes Steve Austin, Heather Dubrow, Chris Jericho, Shaquille O’Neal, Dan Patrick, and Larry King. The other notable individuals are Dr. Drew, Penn Jillette, and WNYC’s Radiolab.

In 2000, President Clinton appointed him to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) of the United States of America. When President Bush took power in 2002, he reappointed Norman to serve in the board. BBG is mandated with the duty of managing the country’s nonmilitary broadcasting services, which include Radio Liberty, The Voice of America, Middle East broadcasting, and Radio Free Europe. Pattiz was responsible for the inauguration of the country’s Arabic language television and radio services in the Middle East. He was also mandated to start the Farsi language radio broadcasting in Iran. It reached a weekly audience of over 40 million listeners.

Additionally, Pattiz is the chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security Laboratories. He is also a regent of the University of California. Pattiz serves in the Council of Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. The Library of American Broadcasting honored him with the Giants off Broadcasting Award.

About Norman Pattiz

Over the years, Norman Pattiz has engaged in various undertakings in the broadcasting industry. Under his leadership, WestwoodOne became a leading provider of programming to the Broadcast Industry. Recently, Pattiz and PodcastOne announced the launch a new show to the Jericho Network Program. The program, Beyond the Darkness, provides entertaining conversations with well-known researchers in the world. Renowned radio personalities, Tim Dennis and Dave Schrader, shall host the show.