Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Mark Maron, Penn Jillette, and other well-known names in podcasting are joining a new "podcast platform" called Launchpad Digital Media. Launchpad is a new division of Courtside Entertainment Group, which produces and finances multi-platform programming to media outlets, and is a venture from Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz.
Digital, online, and podcast sales veteran Kit Gray will serve as president and COO of Launchpad. His experience includes working with media agencies nationwide, division manager for Clear Channel (Katz 360 Digital), and time as director of advertising for Verizon’s EV-DO networks Amp’d Mobile.
Bill Burr, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menuounos, Jay Mohr, Mark & Lynda, and Brian & Jill will also be part of Launchpad. RadioInfo reports "Launchpad will also be home to the Sideshow Network, The Fake Mustache Network, Riotcast Network, Splitsider Network and the Toad Hop Network making Launchpad one of the industry’s largest players."
Read more in RadioInfo here.