Born in 1943, Norman Pattiz is a broadcasting entrepreneur residing in both Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, California. He is the founder of Westwood One, a radio network company that was named the largest and one of the leading media companies in the world. During Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s time as Presidents, Norman was appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The board was in charge of overseeing all the US broadcasting services such as the Radio Free Europe, Middle East Broadcasting, The Voice of America, among others. He also chaired BBG’s Middle East Committee to create Arabic-language radio and TV services broadcast to 22 Middle East countries. Some of those include Radio Sawa, the BBG’s music, news and information radio network, and Alhurra Television sponsored by the US Government.
With his expertise, Norman Pattiz received the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting. Norman also chairs the Board of Governors of Los Alamos National Security, LLC. And Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. Operational in their respective laboratories. In his family he is not the only one involved in broadcasting, his wife Mary Turner is a former radio personality and also chairs the board of Betty Ford Center. Before becoming a radio personality, Norman was a reserve deputy in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and also a member of the Region 1 Homeland Security Advisory Council. Norman has also served as a Regent of the University of California and a board member of The Regent of Energy Laboratories.
Founding and being executive chairman of PodcastOne with some help from Kit Gray, Norman has over 40 years of experience in radio syndication producing news, sports, entertainment, talk, and programming for the industry. He attributes his knowledge to his heroes Bill Paley, Steve Ross, and his first media sales boss Dan Miller and he believes that to grow your business you should stay busy by waking up early in the morning and sleeping late. An entrepreneur should always remain engaged and excited. He terms implementation of ideas as being everything you ever need because they come in every day from different people and believes in being involved in every aspect of the way. He gets most of the information from his assistant, be it in sales, talent acquisition or in technology. Norman believes in himself as an entrepreneur because he never regrets his decisions and had never had a bad job in his career life.