Norman Pattiz was proud to announce, in December of last year, that a new program will be coming to the Jericho Network on Monday nights. The Executive Chairman reveals “Beyond the Darkness” will now be a wonderful, paranormal, addition to the evolving network. Chris Jericho, the WWE star and head of the Jericho Network, is excited to bring more to his network beyond the wrestling and along with the comedy and to continue to progress the network in new genres. Jericho is also excited to welcome the hosts Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, along with their existing fan base to the network as they explore the world of ghosts, angels, demons, strange encounters, and other spooky subjects. The Jericho Network is part of the PodcastOne podcast network, founded by Norman Pattiz.
Pattiz spent decades in the broadcasting world as the founder of Westwood One in the seventies, America’s now largest radio network in the Broadcast Industry. Westwood One covered the most recognized news, sports, entertainment, talk, and traffic broadcasts. He was also appointed to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America in 2000 and again in 2002 by President Bush. Pattiz also continues to be a Regent of the University of California and a Chairman of the Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. In 2009, Norman Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, receiving the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting for his many contributions to the industry.
After leaving his industrious career in the radio world, Pattiz formed the Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010 and, more recently, PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales in June of 2016. The world of podcasting opened up to him after a discussion with representative Kit Gray revealed how podcasts were basically a digital version of radio. He now spends his days doing everything from ad sales to talent acquisition and constantly looking to implement to ideas into the mix. He admits that he both loves the free flow of information to all people but does remark that it undermines his long-held belief that to be successful, all you need is to be an expert at your trade. Now, anyone can be an expert and the land of podcasts is democratic, where the consumer can decide, almost instantly, if a podcast will succeed or fail. Despite this, Pattiz enjoys this new format and would not have had it been any other way.