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Norman Pattiz Announces Launch of New Program, “Beyond the Darkness”

The new program, “Beyond the Darkness”, will soon be coming to The Jericho Network. The Jericho Network, run by the WWE star Chris Jericho, has been branching out from its genre of wrestling with comedy and now with a taste of the supernatural in “Beyond the Darkness” on Mondays. Chris is excited to welcome new hosts Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, along with their many fans and to see new diversity in the subject matter. The program will focus on conversations with different respected researchers and those with first-hand experience on topics ranging from ghosts to aliens and everything in-between. The coming of “Beyond the Darkness” was announced on December 9th of last year by Norman Pattiz, founder of PodcastOne.



The Jericho Network is part of PodcastOne, which was created in June of last year along with PodcastOne Sales and both have already made a name for themselves as leaders in podcast marketing and sales. This comes as no surprise as Norman Pattiz is known for his success in broadcasting with his companies, such as Westwood One, which he founded in 1974 and is now the largest radio network in the American broadcast industry and Alhurra Television, which reaches the entire Middle East. This success has garnered him much respect along with many awards, including several Broadcaster of the Year awards, and his induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. He has since left Westwood One and came across podcasting when he had a simple conversation with the Podcast Representative Kit Gray, who was working out of his home in Marina del Rey at the time.


The discussion with Kity Gray brought him the realization of just how similar radio broadcasting was with podcasting and he took the leap into this new format with PodcastOne. Pattiz embraces the new diversity of each day, as running a small business means he has a hand in everything from ad sales to technology and finds that the best way to make an idea come to life in the business to immediately implement them. The success of these new ideas depends heavily on the consumer, as Pattiz has observed that with the more free flowing nature of the information provides a more direct and democratic relationship with the people. Where many would find this daunting and intimidating, Pattiz welcomes the challenge and excited to see how this develops the budding podcast industry.

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