Norman Pattiz, the founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne, announced in December 2016 that the paranormal series “Beyond The Darkness” would be made available on the platform. It is made available from the podcast network of WWE star Chris Jericho, called The Jericho Network. The show features entertaining and engaging conversations and interviews of researchers and explorers about demons, ghosts, angels, ghouls, aliens, mysteries, monster encounters and miracles.
The show is hosted by the radio host Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis. New episodes are released on every Monday and viewers can access it from PodcastOne.com, iTunes or PodcastOne app. “Chris makes a difference to the Podcast, and he is one of the gems of PodcastOne,” said Pattiz. “We knew that he was going to make The Jericho Network beyond wrestling when he started and now he proved that what we guessed is correct.”
“I am very excited to announce Beyond The Darkness podcast to our The Jericho Network, and both the hosts Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis are expected to make the paranormal broadcasting a big success considering their subject matter and huge fan base,” said Chris Jericho. “I expect that Beyond the Darkness would scare and crap out the audience and make them very much entertained.”
Pattiz is known for many initiatives in mass media and entertainment industry. Apart from PodcastOne, he is the Chairman of Westwood One, one of the largest radio networks in the U.S. that broadcasts programs related to sports, news, entertainment, traffic programming and talk. The group distributed NFL, NCAA Basketball, The Super Bowl, CBS News, NBC radio networks, CNN Radio, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, the Mutual Broadcasting System, etc.
In 2010, he set up the Courtside Entertainment Group that introduced PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales. He also took active roles in the Federal government administration. He was appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America in 2000 by the then President Bill Clinton. He was reappointed in 2002 by President George Bush. He was instrumental in launching Americas Arabic language radio and was also responsible for the television services to Middle East countries.
Apart from the initiatives and works in broadcasting, he is also serving as the Chairman of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Security Laboratories and a Regent to the University of California. He is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations and the Council of Foreign Relations. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.