Norman Pattiz is the founder of PodcastOne. He announced the addition of a new podcast to the network two months ago. The new podcast is known as “Beyond the Darkness.” It was placed on Chris Jericho’s network. Pattiz recognized how Jericho had established himself as a gem of the company and how his network had grown beyond wrestling. Pattiz added that new podcast episodes would be released on Mondays and would be available on the PodcastOne app, site, and iTunes. Some of the guests on “Beyond the Darkness” will be researchers on the paranormal and people that have experienced it. It will be hosted by recognized figures in paranormal broadcasting, radio host Tim Dennis, and author Dave Schrader. Some of the topics in the discussion will be monsters, ghouls, ghosts, alien encounters, and mysteries.
Chris Jericho said that he was excited at the prospect of the new podcast and expected that the podcast would grow its fan base under the Jericho network. He also joked by saying that he could not tell whether it was a podcast network’s dream or nightmare. Some of the top podcasts in the nation are hosted on PodcastOne including Forbes, Malcolm McDowell, Shaquille O’Neal, Adam Carolla, and Barstool Sports. Pattiz is the founder of Westwood One which was once the largest radio broadcaster in the nation. The network was a provider of news, traffic, and sports programming. It distributed various radio stations including CNN News and NBC radio.
Pattiz was chosen by President Clinton and President Bush to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the USA. The board is in charge of the several non-military radio networks that are operated by the US Government including the Voice of America and Radio Liberty. He served as the CEO of PodcastOne from 2012 till June of last year when he was promoted to become Chairman of the network.
Norman was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 for his contributions to the radio industry. Other awards that he has received include the Distinguished Education Service Award, Broadcaster of the Year Award, and the Freedom of Speech award. Pattiz has been a regent of the University of California since 2001. He is a member of the board of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Los Alamos National Security.