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.

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

KSL NewsRadio: Radio You Can See

Bonneville’s KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City has defied the longstanding definition of traditional news radio by expanding into video. KSL broadcasts “radio you can see” live from its studio, which is equipped with five cameras, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The effort reaps a total of 55 different podcasts, available [...]

By |February 20, 2018|Innovation Stories Videos, Videos, 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 [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Innovation Stories Videos, Videos, Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Local News VR Mini-doc

Watermark Testing for Next-Gen TV

A consortium of broadcasters is collaborating with software company Verance to conduct an on-air test of an audio watermarking solution that will help broadcasters tailor their content towards viewers and better measure activity. The solution is compatible with today’s ATSC 1.0 standard, which allows broadcasters to see the benefits of the system, while preparing the [...]

By |March 13, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Watermark Testing for Next-Gen TV