Norm Pattiz, 79.

The founder of Westwood One and PodcastOne died in early December. From humble beginnings as a salesman at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles, Mr. Pattiz formed Westwood One to syndicate just three shows—a Motown series; “Dr. Demento”; and “Off the Record,” hosted by Pattiz’s wife, Mary Turner. Westwood One became one of the first to adopt satellite delivery and became a leading radio syndicator; the company ended up owning Mutual Broadcasting and Radio & Records magazine. Industry recognition came in the form of induction into the National Radio Hall Of Fame and being honored by the Giants in Broadcasting Award, from the American Broadcasting Foundation.