On December 19th, the founder and executive chairman of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz, announced that the paranormal will be explored in a new podcast called, “Beyond The Darkness.”
This new show is being broadcast on WWE star, Chris Jericho’s, podcast network, but under PodcastOne’s name. This show will include things like conversations with researchers and experiencers that are known around the world and it will try to change your views and how you think about the supernatural, including ghosts, demons, angels, miracles, aliens and so much more. The show will be hosted by Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis and will be available Monday on PodcastOne.com, its app and iTunes.
When Norman Pattiz started The Jericho Collection Network, it was all about wrestling, but he knew it would evolve beyond that. Which was true. After only wrestling shows, Jericho brought in comedians and now he is trying to touch on the paranormal. PodcastOne currently hosts more than 200 shows which include names like Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Barstool Sports, Dr. Drew, Chris Webber and so much more. A vast arrangement of subject to reach a vast audience, which is everything a podcast network wants.
Pattiz is the founder of Westwood One which has become America’s largest radio network that is supported by advertisers. His network owned, managed and distributed familiar names such as, NBC radio networks, NFL football, including the Superbowl and the Winter and Summer Olympics. In 2010, he created the Courtside Entertainment Group, which includes PodcastOne.
In 2000, Pattiz was appointed by Bill Clinton, and in 2002, by President Bush, to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America. The BBG oversees all of the US’s non-military broadcasting. He was the one who launched America’s Arabic language radio and delivered television series to 22 countries in the Middle East. This includes a Farsi Language broadcast in Iran that reaches more than 40 million listeners.
Outside of broadcasting, he is a Regent of the University of California and is a chairman for the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council focusing on International Relations. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame receiving the Giants of Broadcasting Award which is given out by the Library of American Broadcasting.