iHeartMedia has promoted Kavi Halemane to the role of executive vice president and general manager of digital programming for iHeartRadio. In this position, Halemane will be responsible for overseeing iHeartRadio’s strategy/operations for original digital music station programming, on-demand subscription playlist and free playlist radio curation, and podcast programming. He will manage a team of programmers working on music and podcasts. Halemane’s previous role was Vice President of Premiere Digital Media.
iHeartMedia and iHeartRadio have made several announcements as they build out their podcast offerings. iHeartRadio has plans for a daily news show, a scripted original show, and an artist interview program among others.