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.

PILOT Reveals 2017 Innovation Challenge Winners

Palo Alto, Calif. -- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the winners of its second annual PILOT Innovation Challenge yesterday, November 12, at NAB Futures in Palo Alto, California. The PILOT Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. Over 150 ideas were submitted to [...]

By |November 12, 2017|News|Comments Off on PILOT Reveals 2017 Innovation Challenge Winners

Broadcasting in the Age of Alexa

With Amazon expected to ship 10 million Alexa enabled units by year end, the voice user experience is quickly becoming part of our lives. WATCH NOW In this webcast, we find out where the opportunities lie for broadcasters in this space, and explore ways to capitalize on the recent surge in at-home listening. We [...]

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

PILOT Gateway Toolkit License Agreement for Hackathon

PILOT GATEWAY TOOLKIT LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR HACKATHON NAB agrees to provide ‘You’ (or ‘Your’) a limited license to utilize the PILOT Gateway Toolkit (hereafter Software) for Noncommercial development use. This license shall begin on October 23, 2017 and terminate November 4, 2017. NAB MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET [...]

By |August 21, 2017|Hackathons|Comments Off on PILOT Gateway Toolkit License Agreement for Hackathon

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