February 21, 1990 |
Slick promotion was always a hallmark of Norman J. Pattiz's Westwood One, and it seemed the big radio company had scored another coup last month when it announced plans to air the first American top 40 countdown show to the awakening rock market of the Soviet Union. But the moment's glory was slightly dimmed by the announcement, a day later, that the ABC Radio Network had its own deal with the Soviets. Indeed, Westwood's bigger competitor claimed that it had an agreement to make its No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2001 |
Radio syndication czar Norm Pattiz, the epitome of California casual in faded jeans, a leather jacket and a deep tan, leans against a stone wall and gazes out over his hilltop estate. He gestures to the sweeping city skyline, framed by a luminous sunset in hues of yellow, orange and purple. "Master of all he surveys," he pronounces, with an infectious self-mocking grin.
May 7, 1996 |
Norman J. Pattiz achieved one of the great entrepreneurial successes in the Southern California entertainment business and then watched it nearly go down the tubes. The rise and fall and survival of Pattiz has taken place without the attention it might have gotten in the television or movie business. But Pattiz made his fortune in that other entertainment medium, radio. As Pattiz is fond of pointing out, Los Angeles is the nation's largest radio market.
February 28, 2013 |
The man who made a fortune bringing the Super Bowl, Bill O'Reilly and Grateful Dead concerts to listeners nationwide via their local radio stations has returned to programming. But now he's bypassing conventional radio. Norman J. Pattiz, who created and turned Westwood One into one of the biggest and most recognizable radio networks in the country, is this week launching PodcastOne.com, a one-stop site that offers shows from hundreds of online broadcasters for listeners to browse and download.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2001 |
Increasing his influence over the governing body of the University of California, Gov. Gray Davis on Friday announced two more appointments to its Board of Regents: Westwood One radio network founder Norman J. Pattiz and La Opinion newspaper executive Monica C. Lozano. Pattiz of Beverly Hills is the founder and board chairman of Westwood One, the nation's largest radio network. An active Democrat, Pattiz is a close friend of the governor and a major contributor to his political campaigns.