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PodcastOne To Distribute Audio Version Of "The Rich Eisen Show"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

PodcastOne will distribute "The Rich Eisen Show" starting Monday. The podcast, which will be an audio version of Eisen 's DirecTV show, will be available via iTunes, the PodcastOne app and the PodcastOne website. PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz said he became interested in Eisen once he saw the growth...

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