XM Satellite Radio's executive vp of programming Eric Logan is jumping to Oprah Winfrey's Harpo as executive vp a newly created position. In his new role, Logan will oversee several of the company's divisions, including Harpo Radio, Harpo Print and Harpo Retail. Logan will report to Harpo Productions president Tim Bennett. In addition to talent relations and management, Logan will put the pedal to the metal on Harpo's foray into the digital and mobile arenas and work with Harpo Development on new media.
"This is the opportunity of a lifetime," said Logan, who was instrumental in bringing Oprah's radio programming to XM. He will finish out the month of July at XM, then pack for a move to Chicago, where he will start at Harpo in mid-August.
Prior to his four-year run at XM, Logan spent a year as president of programming for Citadel and a decade at Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio), where he was vp of programming.
"Over the past several years in our exciting partnership with XM Radio, we've seen Eric shine," said Bennett. "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."