XM's Logan takes Harpo exec vp post


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 begins his new role in August, also will help manage the company's talent relations efforts across all platforms and help Harpo with its expansion into digital and mobile initiatives, including partnering with the development team on new-media offerings for "Dr. Oz." The syndicated 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.

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