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About Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is the Coordinator of Digital Platforms for PILOT.

Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Radio has long been the king of in-car entertainment. In recent years, new audio services have been introduced in automobiles to enhance the driver and passenger experience. The addition of these services means that the once prominent radio dial can be buried behind menu screens in a new user interface. While "radio remains the preferred from of [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Accelerated Mobile Pages: The Web’s Fast Lane

Register Now 2 - 3 p.m. EDT | February 1, 2017 Hundreds of broadcast websites have implemented the new Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format for fast-loading mobile content which receives special treatment in Google search. However, AMP optimization is a work in progress for many broadcasters - and others are not yet AMP-enabled. We'll unpack [...]

By |January 17, 2017|Webcasts|Comments Off on Accelerated Mobile Pages: The Web’s Fast Lane

Social Media and the News

Over the past few years, we have a seen a shift in the way people access and consume news. After our Social Media and the News panel at NAB Show New York, we caught up with the panelists to discuss the challenges news outlets face, and talk about the ways that broadcasters and [...]

By |December 20, 2016|Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on Social Media and the News

NAB to Expand Innovation Challenge with $200,000 from Knight Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced two innovation challenges will be conducted over the next two years focused on uncovering broadcast news projects that serve the needs of local communities. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $200,000 to support the challenges as part of the NAB [...]

By |December 14, 2016|News|Comments Off on NAB to Expand Innovation Challenge with $200,000 from Knight Foundation

TV2020 at NAB Show New York

Next Gen TV was the topic of the day for PILOT at NAB Show New York. The TV2020 Conference kicked off this morning with a presentation by Accenture Strategy's Managing Director, Mike Chapman. During his presentation, Mike outlined 4 key imperatives that broadcasters should focus on for next gen TV: Think Beyond 'Towers & TV' Develop [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on TV2020 at NAB Show New York

Today at NAB Show New York:

On Nov. 9 at NAB Show New York our panel discussed how social media predicted the election better than the pollsters and our Innovation Challenge winners spoke at the NAB Education Foundation Innovation Celebration. Innovation Challenge Panel Our Innovation Challenge Winners Robinne Burrell and Trina DasGupta (In Your Shoes), Jordan Sales (History Go) and Chandra Clark (The News Call) took [...]

By |November 9, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Today at NAB Show New York:

Challenge Profile: History Go

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas that would help local radio and TV broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content. History Go, an Augmented Reality app that displays historic images and facts, won second place. Make sure to read about the first and third place winners In Your Shoes and The News Call. History Go. From left to right: [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Innovation Challenge|Comments Off on Challenge Profile: History Go

Challenge Profile: In Your Shoes

The PILOT Innovation Challenge sought ideas that would help local radio and TV broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content. In Your Shoes, a Virtual Reality series that uses VR to capture unique stories from intimate perspectives, won first place. Make sure to read about the second and third place winners History Go, and The News Call. According to Robinne [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Innovation Challenge|Comments Off on Challenge Profile: In Your Shoes

FM Radio in Smartphones

We spoke to Paul Brenner of NextRadio about his app that allows users to access radio broadcasts over the air in FM enabled smartphones. Using the FM radio, users are able to cut down on both battery life and data costs when compared to streaming.

By |October 5, 2016|Blog, InnoMinute, Radio|Comments Off on FM Radio in Smartphones