Harpo Appoints Eric Logan Executive Vice President

Wed Jul 9, 2008 10:27am EDT

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CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--
Veteran radio industry executive Eric Logan has been named
executive vice president, Harpo. The announcement was made today by
Tim Bennett, president, Harpo Productions, to whom Logan will report.
In this newly-created role, he will oversee several divisions within
the company including Harpo Radio, Harpo Print and Harpo Retail. Logan
will also help manage the company's talent relations efforts, handling
relationships with top-tier talent across all Harpo platforms.

   In addition, he will help accelerate the company's expansion into
digital and mobile initiatives, including partnering with Harpo
Development on new media offerings for the upcoming series "Dr. Oz"
(working title). Logan will begin his new role in mid-August.

   Logan joins Harpo from XM Satellite Radio, where he served as
executive vice president for programming and broadcast operations
since August 2004. In that role, he directed a staff of approximately
400 to build the entire content platform and helped grow the
subscriber base from approximately 2 million to beyond 9 million
subscribers today. He also negotiated partnerships and managed
day-to-day relationships with major content providers including Major
League Baseball, PGA Tour, CNN, Clear Channel Communications and Fox
News, and with key talent including Bob Dylan, Quincy Jones and
Harpo's own Oprah & Friends channel. Prior to XM, Logan served as
president of programming for Citadel Broadcasting.

   Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility at
Infinity Broadcasting over a decade-long tenure, including vice
president of programming. Logan's move to Chicago is a homecoming of
sorts; in 2002 and 2003 he helped make Chicago's WUSN-FM the #1
country music station in America as operations manager and country
format captain for Infinity. His first job in media was in 1985 as a
radio station mascot in Oklahoma City, Okla.

   "Over the past several years in our exciting partnership with XM
Radio, we've seen Eric shine. 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," said Bennett.

   "I'm very excited to be joining Harpo at time when the future for
the company has never been brighter. The opportunity to work with the
entire organization on ways we can further grow our content offerings
across all our platforms and showcase our talent portfolio is truly an
opportunity of a lifetime," said Logan.

   Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number-one-rated,
award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show; creates and develops original TV
programming for primetime, syndication and cable television; and
operates Oprah.com (www.oprah.com), a premier lifestyle website. Harpo
Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah
Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc.
produces feature films as well as top-rated telefilms under the "Oprah
Winfrey Presents" banner. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah & Friends
(Channel 156) on XM Satellite Radio. Harpo Retail includes
Chicago-based The Oprah Store and its companion website. Harpo, Inc.
has also recently partnered with Discovery Communications to launch a
new cable network, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2009.

Harpo PR
(312) 633-1182

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