Chairman & CEO, PodcastOne, Founder of Westwood One & Member, National Radio Hall of Fame
Norman Pattiz is Chairman and CEO of PodcastOne, the founder of Westwood One, and a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame.He has an extensive history of innovation and success, including founding Westwood One, acquiring the NBC Radio Networks and the Mutual Broadcasting System, and gaining exclusive rights to CBS News, CNN Radio News,…
Norman Pattiz is Chairman and CEO of PodcastOne, the founder of Westwood One, and a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame.
He has an extensive history of innovation and success, including founding Westwood One, acquiring the NBC Radio Networks and the Mutual Broadcasting System, and gaining exclusive rights to CBS News, CNN Radio News, FOX Radio News, the NFL, NCAA basketball, and major events, such as the Super Bowl and Olympic Games. While CEO at Westwood One, he also purchased major radio stations in New York and Chicago. During that time, Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton and reappointed by President Bush to the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors. He was also responsible for the launching of radio and television services to all 22 countries in the Middle East. Those services still exist today.
After retiring from Westwood One as Chairman Emeritus, Pattiz launched PodcastOne five years ago. The company quickly became the nation’s leading advertiser-supported podcast network. PodcastOne is home to Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Dan Patrick, Steve Austin, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jim Harbaugh, Dr. Drew, Laura Ingraham and more, plus partnerships with A&E Networks and AT&T/DirecTV.
In addition, Pattiz served on the University of California Board of Regents for 16 years, and as the Chairman of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Securities Laboratories for the last 10 years.
He currently lives in Southern California with his wife of over 30 years, Dr. Mary Turner Pattiz.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Conversations w/Great Minds - Norm Pattiz - The Story of the Media
Norm Pattiz: 'How PodcastOne facilitates the industry' NAB/ New Media Expo/NMX
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