Greg Batusic Named COO At Courtside Entertainment Group
July 24, 2013 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Former WESTWOOD ONE Pres./Entertainment GREG BATUSIC is reuniting with WESTWOOD ONE founder NORM PATTIZ by joining COURTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP as COO.
BATUSIC will report directly to PATTIZ and will oversee the day-to-day operations of COURTSIDE as well as LAUNCHPAD DIGITAL MEDIA/PODCASTONE.
“In the early years of WESTWOOD ONE, GREG helped lead the way to the multi-billion dollar network radio business,” said PATTIZ. “Now, while we do the same thing to on-demand audio, GREG’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable. He knows what it takes to build a company and an industry from the ground up and I’m happy to be working together again.”
BATUSIC, most recently VP/Sales - AMERICAS at LINE 6 and formerly EVP/Global Sales at GIBSON GUITAR and Managing Partner of THE PROMOTIONAL, LLC after over 15 years at WESTWOOD ONE, added, “It’s 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. I’m excited to be a part of it.”