Norman Pattiz announced this past December that PodcastOne’s Chris Jericho Network will be host to a new podcast featuring tales of the paranormal. The spooky Podcast, entitled “Beyond the Darkness”, will release new podcasts every monday and feature hosts Tim Dennis and Dave Schrader. Dennis and Schrader are veterans of paranormal reporting and Chris Jericho and the Jericho Network are positive that they will bring quality content and a growing fan base to the network.
Norman Pattiz, founder of highly successful PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales, knew early on that the Jericho Network would focus on more than just wrestling. The Jericho Network is one of many successful networks hosted under the umbrella of PodcastOne, including theCHIVE, Shaquille O’Neal, Dan Patrick, and many others. Pattiz did not begin his broadcast career in the world of podcast production but instead has taken a step outside of the world of radio to explore a new form of broadcast. Pattiz began his career in radio with the advent of his company Westwood One. Westwood One broadcasts include CBS News, CNN Radio, The Super Bowl, and both the Summer and Winter Olympics among many others. Pattiz also spent a great deal of time serving on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America, a position that he was appointed to by both President Clinton and President Bush. Recently, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was also awarded the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting.
The move from traditional radio broadcast network to podcast network has proven to be a successful one, as PodcastOne is currently the nation’s leading advertiser-supported podcast network and while it is still a small company, it packs a punch in the market. As we are transitioning quickly into the digital age it is important for entrepreneurs like Norman Pattiz to seek out and discover new ways to transform their chosen industry. In this case, a podcast focused on the paranormal hosted by a previously WWE wrestling focused network seems like it could be another strange but fortuitous step in the right direction.