The executive chairperson and founder of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz, has proven to be a force to reckon with, especially in broadcasting matters. This reputation earned him a recent interview with Ideamensch. During the interview, Norman Pattiz gave a candid insight into his life, career and experiences.
Norman came up with the idea for creating PodcastOne after being introduced to Kit Gray. At the time, Kit Gray represented podcasts belonging to other people right from his apartment based in Marina Del Rey. The combined effort between the two individuals led to what is now called PodcastOne.
According to the interview, Norman expressed a sense of being a hands-on executive by claiming to be involved in different aspects of his company. He also relies heavily on his assistants to keep him abreast on any emerging information. Additionally, Norman expresses no regrets about all his experiences, especially about changing his past.
Being the first one in and the last one out of business serves as the primary strategy that has helped Norman Pattiz succeed in business. He also likes to read the trades in a bid to stay informed about the business he is involved in on a daily basis. Furthermore, Dan Miller, his first boss, Steve Ross and Bill Paley are some of the individuals who have influenced Norman’s life. Although these people passed away, they inculcated a wealth of knowledge that continues to steer Pattiz into more successful heights.
About Norman Pattiz
Norman Pattiz is known to many as the founder of Westwood One. In fact, under his able leadership, Westwood One became one of America’s largest radio networks and provider of entertainment, news and sports to broadcast industry. Westwood One distributed and managed CBS News, NBC radio, CNN radio, The Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball, NFL Football and Summer Olympic Games. Aside from Westwood One, Pattiz is acknowledged for the inception of Courtside Entertainment Group and PodcastOne
Pattiz has also worked with the government in the past. He has served both Bill Clinton and George Bush as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the US. This board oversees all the United States nonmilitary broadcasting services such as Radio Free Europe, The Voice of Europe, Middle East Broadcasting and Radio Liberty among many others. Due to his significant contributions to the broadcasting industry, Pattiz is a 2009 inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Giants of Broadcasting Award.