Metro Newspapers Join the Ruxton Group

Phoenix, September 30, 2002- The Ruxton Group is pleased to announce the addition of the Metro Newspapers group of San Jose to its membership. Metro Newspapers includes Metro Silicon Valley, Metro Santa Cruz and the North Bay Bohemian. The combined weekly circulation of the three papers is 160,000 serving readers in the Northern California counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Napa, Sonoma and Marin.

Combined with the circulation of Ruxton members SF Weekly (120,000) and the East Bay Express (65,000) this brings the total weekly Ruxton circulation in the SF Bay area to 345,000. This makes it the largest single metropolitan advertising combination in the alternative newsweekly industry. It will allow advertisers the most comprehensive coverage of the highly coveted 18 to 49-year-old demographic group in the SF Bay area

The Ruxton Group is the national sales representative for 33 alternative weeklies in major metropolitan markets across the USA. With the addition of the Metro Newspapers, the total weekly Ruxton circulation is now 2,815,000.

Metro Newspapers was founded in 1985 and is based in San Jose California.

For more information contact Michele Laven at the Ruxton Group/New Times: 602-271-0040

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