Courtside Entertainment Group
Courtside Entertainment Group produces and finances multi-platform, quality programming. Known for its high profile personalities, Courtside is the radio home for Laura Ingraham, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Loveline and now Ron Paul. Through its podcast division, PodcastOne Sales, the company offers some of the biggest names in on-demand entertainment including Adam Carolla, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Dennis Miller, Jay Mohr, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Drew, Tom Green, Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill, Penn Jillette, Rooster Teeth and the Toad Hop Network just to mention a few. Courtside's radio offerings are represented for advertising sales and satellite distribution by Westwood One.
Norm Pattiz CEO
Considered the founding father of modern radio syndication with over 35 years experience, Norm Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One which under his leadership became America's largest provider of news, sports, entertainment, talk and traffic programming to the Broadcast Industry. Westwood One owned, managed or distributed NBC radio networks, CBS News, CNN radio, the Mutual Broadcasting System, NFL Football, NCAA Basketball, plus March Madness, The Super Bowl and The Winter and Summer Olympic Games. In 2000, Norm was appointed by President Clinton and reappointed in 2002 by President Bush to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America. The BBG oversees all US nonmilitary broadcasting services, including "The Voice of America", "Radio Free Europe", "Radio Liberty", "Middle East Broadcasting" and others. Norm was responsible for conceiving and launching Americas Arabic language radio and television services to all 22 countries of the Middle East plus Farsi language broadcasting to Iran. In addition to his background in broadcasting, Norm serves as the Chairman of the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He is a Regent of the University of California and a member in the Council of Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations. In 2009, Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and received the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting.