Johnny Mota Delivers 100th Podcast for rAVe RADIO


Johnny is THE MAN.

Not only is he one of the most-liked guys in AV but, he’s also a prolific podcaster — out-podcasting even an entire network that only does podcasting — single-handedly.

Mota just handed in his 100th AV Insider podcast for rAVe RADIO but, add that to the 60+ The Trade Show Minute podcasts he recorded for us in 2016, and he’s the Howard Stern of podcasting about AV.

Yes, I said it, Johnny Mota is the Howard Stern of AV podcasting.

Johnny’s first was for AV Insider — a podcast that focuses on people (and their passion products) in AV – was with Randy Kunin — founder of Randall-K Designer Hi-Fi high-end speakers — have a listen (its from way back in 2013). And, his latest is is with Ryan Donaher, VP at Meridian America — a big-time audio company.

Johnny’s roots — and love — is HomeAv technology and people. His father founded a high-end custom install business based in California when Johnny was a kid and his brother is in HomeAV, too.

And, he’s the proud podcaster of the AV industry’s one-and-only podcast with an anagram logo — AV INSIDER — take a look at it:

Johnny will be at InfoComm this year, again, co-hosting The Trade Show Minute with rAVe RADIO host Victoria Barela and we hope you’ll stop by and say hello — we will all be LIVE PODCASTING from the Orange Country Convention Center Lobby right at the entrance to the 2017 InfoComm Show.

In the meantime, THANK YOU Johnny for your incredible work with rAVe RADIO!

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Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at

  • Rich Prevete

    Well Done Johnny!!!!