Norman Pattiz is Transforming the Online Distribution Channel


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business Leader, entreprenuers, podcast | Posted on 07-03-2017

In May 2016, Forbes Magazine celebrated Norman for his work on the on-demand audio industry. They also provided information on his rise to fame. Norman is the founder of Westwood One, but it is his work with Podcast One that has given him the celebrity status.


Westwood One network achieved great success and became the largest provider of sports, entertainment and traffic programming information. The Company owned and managed different networks including CNN Radio, CBS News, NFL Football and Super Bowl among other channels.


He was the pioneer of the Courtside Entertainment Group, founded in 2010. The main focus of the network was to distribute different programs. He managed the Group for two years but soon realized that they were not covering the demand of the industry. He recognized a whole new opportunity in the on-demand audio market, and that is when he launched the Podcast One in 2012.


There was a ready market for such a product, and that is why Podcast One gained a lot of success in that short period. The network has received great attention from different personalities including but not limited to Chris Jericho, Dan Patrick, Heather Dubrow and Larry King. There are over 200 popular podcasts that are hosted by Podcast One on a daily basis. Norman said that the reason why Podcast One has been successful is that he focuses on the implementation stage. When the team comes up with an idea, he analyses their capacity to implement the idea before moving forward.


It is his hard work that led to the recognition by two heads of State. In 2000, Norman was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board of the United States of America. President George Bush later reappointed him to the same position in 2002. The Board has been charged with the responsibility of overseeing the United States Non-military broadcasting services.


Norman was also responsible for launching the first America’s Radio station and Television services that broadcasted in the Arabic language in all the 22 countries in the Middle East.


In 2009, Norman was awarded the Broadcasting Award by the Library of American Broadcasting. He also included in the National Radio Hall of Fame.


Besides running the Podcast One, Norman is the Chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He also serves as a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Norman serves as a regent of the University of California.

Norman Pattiz: Businessman, Leader, and Visionary


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business Leader, entreprenuers, podcast | Posted on 03-03-2017

Norman Pattiz is the founder of PodcastOne. He announced the addition of a new podcast to the PodcastOne in December last year. The new podcast “Beyond the Darkness” will be part of WWE Superstar Chris Jericho’s network. It will explore the paranormal. The podcast will feature researchers and witnesses of paranormal events such as miracles, ghosts, angels, demons, and monster encounters.


Beyond the Darkness will be hosted by Dave Schrader who is an author and a radio host and Tim Dennis who is a radio host and producer. Pattiz said that they decided to add the podcast to Jericho’s network because he had been able to grow his network beyond just wrestling and into other areas such as comedy. Pattiz mentioned that new podcast episodes would be released each Monday on iTunes and the PodcastOne website and mobile app.


Jericho started by welcoming the new podcast and the hosts to the Jericho Network. He recognized the experience that the hosts of the podcast had in the paranormal broadcasting industry. He finished by expressing his confidence in the ability to grow their fan base and deliver to their audience as part of the Jericho network.

Norman Pattiz is recognized for starting and leading Westwood One to become the largest radio network and provider of audio content programming. The network managed and distributed popular radio stations such as CBS News, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and CNN radio.


Norman started Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. This is the parent company of PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales. PodcastOne has grown to become the leading podcast network supported by advertisers in the United States. There are more than 200 podcasts on the network. They include podcasts hosted by notable celebrities such as Steve Austin, Neil Strauss, Dr. Drew, and Shaquille O’Neal.


Pattiz recently gave an interview that appeared on Ideamensch where he gave advice on entrepreneurship and life. He started off by saying that the only way to bring ideas to life is to implement them until they become a reality. He stated that he had great ideas every day and then assessed the ability of the organization to implement the idea. He noted that the strategy that had helped him grow his business was working hard by being the first one in the office and the last one out in the evening. Pattiz is the chairman of the boards of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Security Laboratory.