The Life of Norman Pattiz

Norman Pattiz announced the addition of a new podcast to the PodcastOne network in December of last year. The new podcast “Beyond the Darkness” would focus on paranormal activity and would feature conversations on ghosts, ghouls, miracles, angels, and demons. Pattiz said that the podcast would be released under WWE Superstar Chris Jericho’s network. Jericho’s network is one of the best under PodcastOne according to Pattiz, and that is why it has grown beyond wrestling. “Beyond the Darkness” will be hosted by Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis who are both radio hosts and producers. Chris Jericho said that he expected that the hosts would continue to deliver good and interesting shows to their audience. He finished by saying that he was confident in the ability of the hosts to grow their audience beyond the network.


Norman Pattiz founded Westwood One and led it to become the largest radio network and news and sports provider. Some of the radio stations that were managed by the company included NFL Football, CBS News, CNN Radio, and NBC radio networks. Pattiz was selected by both President Bush and Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the USA due to his expertise in radio broadcasting. The board is responsible for overseeing the several non-military radio networks that the nation operates outside its borders. The radio stations include Radio Liberty, Voice of America, and Radio Free Europe. He is credited as being the founder of Alhurra, a TV channel that is owned by the United States. It is broadcasted in the Middle East.


Norman founded Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. It is the parent company of PodcastOne which is the leading podcast network in the US. PodcastOne Sales was previously known as Launchpad Digital Media. It is the sales and marketing arm of the network. Pattiz is the current chairman of the boards of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Norman is a regent of the University of California. Pattiz is a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations and the Council of Foreign Relations. Pattiz was added into the National Radio Hall of Fame a few years ago. He was also awarded a Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting. Pattiz is an avid basketball fan and has been a season ticket holder of Lakers tickets for the past 30 years.

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