Norman Pattiz is the founder of PodcastOne, where he also serves as the executive chairman. Pattiz has more than 40 years of experience in matters of radio syndication. Additionally, he is the brain behind Westwood One’s. Through his visionary leadership, the company became the biggest provider of talk, sports, news, traffic, and entertainment programming in America’s broadcasting industry. The firm owned, distributed and managed the Mutual Broadcasting System, CDS News, NBC radio networks, NCAA Basketball CNN radio, NFL Football, March Madness, and The Super Bowl. The entity controlled the winter and summer Olympic Games in addition to numerous syndicated music and talk shows.
In 2010, Pattiz formed Courtside Entertainment Group. It major objective was to produce and distribute quality programming. Subsequently, he launched PodcastOne in 2012 after identifying untapped opportunities in the radio industry. Immediately, PodcastOne established itself as the premier producer and distributor of on-demand audio programming. Presently, some of the popular personalities and brands that are affiliated with PodcastOne are Shaquille O’Neal, Adam Carolla, Dan Patrick, Steve Austin, Heather Dubrow, and Chris Jericho. Others are Larry King, Laura Ingraham, Nicole Polizzi, TheChive, Dr. Drew, Freakonomics and over 200 of common podcasts.
In 2000, President Clinton appointed Pattiz to serve in the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) of the United States of America. In 2002, President Bush reappointed him to the BBG. The board manages the U.S. nonmilitary broadcasting services, which includes Radio Free Europe, The Voice of America, Middle East Broadcasting, and Radio Liberty. During his tenure, Pattiz was responsible for the inauguration of the Arabic language radio and television services in the Middle East countries. He is also mandated with the duty of launching broadcast services in Farsi language in Iran
About Norman Pattiz
Norman Pattiz has served as PodcastOne’s chairperson since June 2016. Pattiz believes that one should actualize ideas through implementation. Before embarking on any idea, he assesses the company’s capacity to execute it. He received the Giants of Broadcasting Award in 2009 from the Library of American Broadcasting. Pattiz was also inducted to the National Radio Hall of Fame in the same year. Over the years, Norman has managed to grow his business by being busy, engaged and staying happy. He has successfully guided his firms to be industry leaders. Besides broadcasting, Pattiz is the chairperson of Lawrence Livermore. He is also the chairman of Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. Pattiz is an active member of the renowned Council of Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations.