Norman J. Pattiz
Norman Pattiz was the member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors credited with creating Radio Sawa and Al Hurra. Pattiz was appointed in 2000 by President Bill Clinton. Pattiz founded Westwood One, the largest radio network in the United States, and sits of the University of California Board of Regents. He resigned from the BBG in January 2006.
- Neil King, Jr., "Sparking Debate, Radio Czar Retools Government Media," Wall Street Journal, June 20, 2005.
- Johanna Neuman, "Static Rises on Capitol Hill Over Broadcast Board Member," Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2005.
- Steven R. Weisman, "Democrats, Seeing Tit for Tat, Block a Nomination," New York Times, June 16, 2005.
- Neil King, Jr., "Pattiz Resigns From U.S. Board Funding Arabic-Language Media," Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2006.