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Greg Batusic Reunites With Norm Patiz

7-23-13

The two men worked together at Westwood One and Patiz is bringing Batusic to Courtside Entertainment as the new COO. Batusic will oversee the day-to-day operations of Courtside and Launchpad Digital Media/PodcastOne. Batusic said, Its my great pleasure to be working with Norm again. The vibe at Courtside is very much the same as it was at Westwood One a lot of life, contagious energy, and innovative ideas. Im excited to be a part of it.

Courtside Entertainment Group Founder and Chairman Norm Pattiz said, In the early years of Westwood One, Greg helped lead the way to the multi-billion dollar network radio business. Now, while we do the same thing to on-demand audio, Gregs expertise and leadership will be invaluable. He knows what it takes to build a company and an industry from the ground up and Im happy to be working together again.

Greg Batusic previously served as executive vice president of Global Sales for Gibson Guitar. Prior to Gibson, he co-founded The Promotional, L.L.C. and served as the managing partner of the promotion company. He oversaw all operational business, marketing development, and revenue generation through high-profile promotional programs. Prior to creating The Promotional L.L.C., Batusic spent over 15 years at Westwood One Radio Networks, ultimately serving as president of entertainment. Other career accomplishments include opening the Chicago sales office for CNN/CNN Headline News with Turner Broadcasting Systems and establishing all sales territorial responsibilities for the region.



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