About Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is the Coordinator of Digital Platforms for PILOT. He develops the PILOT website, runs our social media accounts, shoots and edits InnoMinutes and manages Broadcast Blog.

Broadcasting in the Age of Alexa

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 2 - 3 p.m. E.T. With Amazon expected to ship 10 million Alexa enabled units by year end, the voice user experience is quickly becoming part of our lives. REGISTER NOW In this webcast, we find out where the opportunities lie for broadcasters in this space, and explore ways to [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Webcasts|Comments Off on Broadcasting in the Age of Alexa

PILOT Sponsors University of Georgia’s Grady Mobile News Lab for Fall 2017

-- The National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) PILOT innovation initiative will provide funding for VR equipment and training at the Grady College of Journalism -- WASHINGTON, D.C. –NAB’s PILOT innovation initiative will sponsor the Mobile News Lab project at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication during Fall 2017. The sponsorship will provide the lab [...]

By |September 5, 2017|News|Comments Off on PILOT Sponsors University of Georgia’s Grady Mobile News Lab for Fall 2017

2018 NAB Show Call for Papers

We're accepting proposals for Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC). The BEITC will be held at the 2018 NAB Show on April 7 - 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.  Proposals will be accepted until October 23, 2017. SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL We are looking for proposals that fall under the following topics: Radio All-Digital AM & [...]

By |September 14, 2017|NAB Show 2018, Blog|Comments Off on 2018 NAB Show Call for Papers


-- Coalition of broadcasters and technology companies work to advance innovation in broadcast industry -- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- IBM has joined the National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) PILOT program. PILOT brings together innovative companies, educators and advocates with broadcasters to advance broadcast technologies and cultivate new media opportunities. PILOT consists of broadcasting and technology stakeholders, [...]

By |September 18, 2017|News|Comments Off on IBM Joins PILOT

dotRadio Domain Store Now Open

The dotRadio store is now open, and radio broadcasters can now apply for a top level ".radio" domain. Radio broadcasters will receive priority access to the domains until October 31, when the launch period ends. After that, applications will be judged on a first come first served basis. You can apply for your ".radio" domain [...]

By |September 12, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on dotRadio Domain Store Now Open

Raycom’s National Investigative Unit

Raycom Media has introduced a national investigative unit led by award-winning journalist Lee Zurik. The unit will use their large broadcast and digital footprint to produce locally focused stories of national importance. Why is it important? The unit will spotlight national issues but take them "outside the beltway of Washington" and ask how they will [...]

By |March 28, 2017|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Raycom’s National Investigative Unit

Entercom’s Content Innovation Group

Entercom has launched the Content Innovation Group dedicated to providing a richer experience for their listeners both on-air and via digital channels. The new team will focus on pushing out original content as well as national syndication of compelling local content. Why is it important? Entercom's Content Innovation Group is widening the scope of radio. Liana [...]

By |January 30, 2017|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Entercom’s Content Innovation Group

KSL NewsRadio: Radio You Can See

KSL NewsRadio is enhancing the radio experience by providing video to their audience. Viewers can watch their favorite radio shows, podcasts and original programming via a live stream online, through mobile apps, or via OTT. Why is it important? KSL's "Radio You Can See" provides viewers with a new way to experience their favorite [...]

By |April 28, 2017|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on KSL NewsRadio: Radio You Can See

Premion OTT Advertising

Premion, a division of TEGNA, is an OTT advertising services platform that offers local and regional advertisers access to premium, long-form episodic content. Why is it important? The media landscape extends into online platforms and broadcasters are a part of that shift. TEGNA, through Premion, is generating new revenue from OTT services by providing local [...]

By |November 2, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Premion OTT Advertising

Local News VR Mini-doc

Tegna owned KING 5 produced the first virtual reality mini doc in local news. The story, Under the Bridge, focused on Tina, a homeless woman who makes her home in an unsanctioned homeless encampment in Seattle known as "The Jungle." Under the Bridge, a 360 mini-doc created by KING 5's Matt Mrozinski and Toby Rigby, [...]

By |January 20, 2017|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Local News VR Mini-doc