MediaSpan Group, which provides a variety of services to newspapers and radio stations, says it added 17 new customers during the first quarter of 2003.

Signing on with MediaSpan were the following newspapers: Honolulu Star Bulletin (HI), Potomac News (VA), Daytona Beach News Journal (FL), Kansas City Business Journal (MO), West Austin News (TX), Lakeland Publishing (IL), Manassas Journal Messenger (VA), Wilson Daily Times (NC), Beaver Dam Daily Citizen (WI), Leesburg Today (VA), Montgomery Advertiser (AL), Daily News Journal (TN), Suncoast Newspapers (FL), Gallup Independent (NM), Naples Daily News (FL), Doings Newspapers (IL), and Niagara Gazette (NY).

“We continue to be pleased with the ongoing success of our Publishing Division, despite a very challenging economic market,” said Frank Campagnoni, chief technology officer at MediaSpan, in a statement. “Because of our unique product offerings and strong customer support programs, MediaSpan continues to expand its footprint with major newspapers across the country. We look forward to capitalizing on additional opportunities in 2003.”

MediaSpan now serves over 2,900 newspaper customers.