Norm Pattiz’s Courtside Entertainment, the radio syndication company that produces and finances “Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points”, “Loveline”, “One Minute Clinic with Dr. Drew Pinsky”, “The Dave Koz Show” and various music specials has picked up syndicated radio talker Laura Ingraham, who left Talk Radio Network (TRN) last month. Ingraham launches with Courtside on Jan. 2. The deal with Courtside also includes an increased online presence for Ingraham through Launchpad Digital Media, a division of Courtside. “The wait is over. The most-listened-to woman in political talk is returning to the national airwaves and is making a major move into the on-demand digital space,” said Pattiz. “Laura Ingraham is one of the most popular and well-known personalities in America today. Recognizing the rapidly growing demand for great on-demand digital content, we are honored that Laura has chosen Launchpad to share her wit and wisdom with the widening online audience. Launchpad is currently delivering over 90 million downloads per month, and we are excited to continue adding powerful radio personas like Laura Ingraham to the expanding roster of Launchpad podcast offerings.”
“I suppose this means putting aside my xylophone and modern dance ambitions,” Ingraham joked. “I’m thrilled to partner with Norm Pattiz, who helped guide my show after its initial launch in 2001; I am humbled by the outpouring of affection from my listeners over the past few weeks. Courtside’s commitment to our team, our audience, and stations will broaden the national reach of the Laura Ingraham Show to new radio markets.
Ingraham launches with Courtside on January 2, 2012.