PodcastOne: The Future of Radio?

For the paranormal lovers out there, this one is for you. Norman Pattiz, Founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne, has announced the release of a new podcast – Beyond the Darkness, which will feature a number of interesting conversations with internationally acclaimed paranormal researchers. The show will explore various topics, some of which include ghosts, angels, demons, the afterlife, paranormal activity, UFO sightings to name a few.


PodcastOne is one of the leading podcast networks in the United States of America, providing entertaining shows like this one. The entire network is solely advertiser supported and was founded by Norman Pattiz, who previously founded Westwood One, a radio broadcast company which is one of the biggest in America. Norman Pattiz is a well-known name in the field of broadcasting. In addition to Westwood One, Norman has been in charge of the management and distribution of some of the biggest networks in the entertaining industry including managing the radio division of NBC and CBS.


Norman Pattiz has been influential in the development of the radio and podcast industry in the United States of America. He was appointed by both President Clinton and President Bush as a member of the Broadcasting Board of the United States of America.


The idea of PodcastOne came to Pattiz when he was working alongside Kit Gray, representing and managing podcast of people from around the world. From there, he got the idea to establish Westwood One for the digital world, and thus, PodcastOne was born. Four years since the establishment of the company, their services include talent acquisition, marketing, and sales.


Stay busy, stay excited and be engaged – that is Norman Pattiz mantra for life. He believes staying focused and working hard is the best way to succeed in life. In a constant effort to make podcasts more like the radio, PodcastOne teamed up with the Associated Press which will work towards integrating up to date news articles within the podcast to offer the listener a more ‘radio-like’ listening experience.


Norman Pattiz aims to help transcend the medium of the radio and prosper in the digital world of podcasting. He believes that the world of podcast currently has untapped potential because of the sheer amount of companies and advertisers who have completely ignored the podcast business. Since the radio is a medium that is soon fizzling out, advertisers are forced to seek other options and switch over to podcasts to gain access to views and potential customers.


In the first year of its release, PodcastOne managed to gain six major brands who wanted to advertise on their podcasts. Today, this number has risen to thirty-six. Norman believes that soon, podcasts will be the future of the audio industry.

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