XM's Logan joins Harpo

Beginning in August as an executive vp

XM Satellite Radio executive Eric Logan has joined Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Prods. as executive vp, a newly created position that will find him overseeing several divisions, including radio, print and retail.

Logan, who will begin his new role in August, also will help manage the company's talent relations efforts across all platforms and will help Harpo with its expansion into digital and mobile initiatives, including partnering with the development team on new-media offerings for the syndicated talk show "Dr. Oz." The talker, targeted to launch in fall 2009, is co-produced and distributed by Sony Pictures TV.

Since 2004, Logan had been executive vp programming and broadcast operations at XM, which has a partnership with Harpo through the Oprah & Friends channel.

"Over the past several years in our exciting partnership with XM Radio, we've seen Eric shine," Harpo president Tim Bennett said. "From his ability to paint a picture of possibilities for Harpo in satellite radio to his gifted capability in working with both talent and teams, he has earned the respect of management across our growing company."

Before XM, Logan was president of programming at Citadel Broadcasting.