The Jericho Network will be welcoming a new, spookier, show among its ranks soon as Norman Pattiz announced in December, “Beyond the Darkness” will be coming to the Monday line-up. Chris Jericho, head of the Jericho Network and WWE star, is thrilled to be welcoming the hosts of this new supernatural podcast, Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, as they discuss mysterious and miraculous topics with leading researchers and experts, including everything from angels to monster encounters. The Jericho network is part of the PodcastOne company, founded by current Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz, who is proud of how well the network has evolved under Jericho’s care.
Norman Pattiz himself began his career in the seventies with the creation of his radio network, Westwood One, which is now recognized as the largest in the broadcasting industry. It covers almost all of the most highly recognized sources of sports, entertainment and news broadcasting and was the stepping-stone to Pattiz’ large and industrious career. He is also responsible for several other broadcasting ventures, one of which reaching all the countries in the Middle East. Pattiz has served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors and as a Chairman of the Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. Within his broadcasting career, he has been graced with several awards, among some, The Freedom of Speech Award and the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting.
The close of his time with Westwood One gave way to the world of podcasts when he first met Podcast Representative Kit Gray. Upon discussion with Gray, Pattiz realized how closely the world of radio resembled the digital world of podcasts. In June 2016, he launched PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales, which quickly rose to be leaders in podcast marketing and sales. With the small nature of the company, Pattiz does not have a typical day but instead embraces the diversity necessary to get everything done. He has had to let go of his paradigm that in order to succeed you must only learn your trade and has accepted that the information flows so freely that anyone can be an expert. In fact, the information flows so freely, it has created more of a democratic system between PodcastOnce and its consumers, where they alone can quickly determine the success of a program. Instead of feeling hindered or stressed, Pattiz loves this democratic trend and is excited to see what the future has in store for Podcast One.