Multi-format music programming. Best-in-class music scheduling.
MUSIC LOGS FROM THE INDUSTRY LEADER
M3 Merge Music Media was founded in 2015 by music programming strategist, Kristopher Jones. M3 provides music logs to radio stations and groups, in all formats, all across the country.
M3’s heritage comes from over 25 years as a programming partner to local radio; leading the custom music programming teams at Broadcast Programming, Jones Radio Networks, Dial Global and Westwood One.
The former VP of Programming and Music Scheduling at Westwood One has been the music programming and scheduling guru for hundreds of successful radio stations and groups, 24/7 satellite networks, the nationally syndicated JACK-FM, syndicated shows and streaming formats.
“Back in the Broadcast Programming days he was solving problems for customers that nobody had ever considered before. His creativity and analytical skills allowed him to explain these custom programming needs to us very clearly. A lot of the features that make MusicMaster the number one system in the world today wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Kristopher Jones.”
M3 BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF LOCAL RADIO
M3’s “programming partner” philosophy starts with listening to you. We never forget that these are your stations.
Our job is to help you realize your vision for them. Our goal is to earn your trust with hard work, integrity, reliability and results.
If we are known by the company we keep then M3 is lucky to count so many smart radio leaders among our many partners and friends over the years.
We appreciate our relationship with Kristopher Jones and Merge Music Media. You won’t find a better programming resource for research, professionalism and service. Our stations sound better than they ever have and we attribute that solely to M3.
We recently re-branded our heritage Classic Rock station. From the first brainstorming call to a polished product, Kristopher’s guidance and decades of experience were critical. Whether you need a Music Director or a full programming partner, M3 delivers!
Kristopher Jones has been an integral part of our music programming since we flipped our format. Our hyper local AAA station sounds better than ever thanks to M3!
Kristopher and M3 really hit it out of the park with our unique Top 40 format! Kristopher needs to be your Music Director if you want to create a truly professional, major market sound.
Kristopher and M3 are always quick to respond when we need changes to our music logs. When we needed one more song per hour we had new logs later that day.
Kristopher is THE person you need to help you with your programming and music scheduling. His knowledge of crafting music formats to drive ratings and revenue is unparalleled. His unique ability to listen to people’s challenges and then apply his experience allows him to find the creative solutions that will be the most successful for their station’s operation. Kristopher is also one of the smartest people I know. I’ve been proud to call him a friend and mentor since 1999.
Kristopher Jones is a music scheduling genius. He not only knows how to research music, he knows how to properly interpret the research and integrate it into playlists. His solutions to music scheduling problems are both well-thought out and innovative.
“Kristopher Jones has been a big part of our Country and Classic Rock programming teams since our origins in late 2003. Through his vision and guidance, we have been able to create an adult sound befitting something as big as Montana’s Superstation.”
“Over the past decade-plus Kristopher Jones has grown to be a friend, a mentor and a trusted advisor. His advice has always had a positive impact on my work, on my stations and on my career. Words cannot convey my deep gratitude to Kris for his help and guidance over the years. In large part, I owe my career today to him.”
Kristopher Jones has been a friend and programming resource for over 20 years. He and the late Steve Young attended our Commonwealth Broadcasting annual company meetings several times to coach up our team. From the Broadcast Programming days, Kristopher’s ability to understand and execute our programming vision is what sets him apart. With M3 he continues the tradition of honesty, integrity, great programming and always putting the success of our stations first. Kristopher is not just a programmer, he’s a trusted and valued partner to our company.
Who is Kristopher Jones? One BA music director! He’s a focused communicator, great teacher, prompt deliverer, and super accessible. The Fuse 106.9FM could not ask for anyone better for our Mainstream Rock format!
“Kristopher Jones has been an asset to our radio company for many years. He’s always on target with our format demographics and very knowledgeable about our product and our competition. With the many challenges of today’s industry he provided an honest and fair opinion when we needed it to help our business grow.”
“I honestly cannot imagine where our station would be without the expertise and hard work of Kristopher Jones and MergeMusicMedia. With the help of M3, we have been able to create a unique, informative and entertaining sound allowing us to build a large and very loyal listenership.”
Fortunately, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kristopher in the past. I was excited to find out about M3 and that WPTQ would be working with him again. It’s difficult to be a stand-out rock station in a smaller market with several “flavors” to choose from. The format we developed with M3 really struck a chord with the demo we were targeting!
Kristopher Jones & M3 get it! For our Classic Rock and Country stations, music programming is priority one. In a radio world where scheduling round-the-clock music is a dying art, Kristopher keeps the bar high. A big component is his openness to working with us to customize a focused playlist for our region. Our ratings jumped significantly when M3 took over.
Kristopher has a fantastic ear for country music. Not only does he recognize the important classics but also always seems to have a finger on the pulse of what lies on the musical horizon. He’s communicative and quick with responses to any concerns or ideas.
Kristopher and M3 provided us the perfect programming solution for our small markets, allowing us to combine tremendous expertise along with customization and control that help our stations maintain a local connection while sounding fantastic!
BUILT FOR YOU
Your market is different.
M3 specializes in developing clear music strategies that amplify the connection between your brands, your audience and your advertisers. Take control of your radio station with market exclusive custom music programming.
M3’s decades of format profile expertise can pinpoint the target for any station. But what really sets M3 apart is group programming strategy; programming with multiple formats, multiple stations and multiple markets in mind.
By consolidating your music programming vision with M3 you gain big picture control and efficiency without losing focus on each individual station.
“Kristopher Jones has been an incredible asset to our radio stations providing his years of programming experience to our Country, Rock, Hot AC and Variety Hits stations. He works closely with us to customize each station to our market and is an invaluable member of our programming staff.”
GM, KSRM Radio Group, Kenai, AK
M3 is your Music Director.
Our sole focus is crafting and curating music programming that will elevate your radio stations. Stations that you’ll be proud of and your listeners will love.
M3 formats are tailored precisely to your stations and your markets. Our deeply researched music libraries, continuously updated playlists and weekly music logs merge seamlessly with your clocks and your automation system.
Country, pop, rock or classics… M3 does it all flawlessly.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Kristopher Jones for 20+ years. You will not find a more passionate, intelligent and talented programmer. He is meticulous in set-up and execution.”
Consulting Partner, Albright & O’Malley & Brenner
Passion for the art and science of music scheduling.
M3’s adaptive music scheduling expertise improves the sound and consistency of your radio stations every sweep, every hour and every day by optimizing exposure, rotation and variety. Music scheduling designed to keep your listeners listening longer and coming back.
Upgrade your music scheduling while you prioritize the live and local connections that make the difference on the air, in your community and to your bottom line.
“Kristopher Jones is one of the most innovative and seasoned music schedulers I’ve ever worked with. He’s an expert in format profiles and advanced music scheduling techniques.”
President/GM, KGGN-FM, San Diego, CA
M3 MAKES IT EASY TO HAVE A GREAT SOUNDING RADIO STATION THAT FITS YOUR MARKET
M3 is founded on a few simple principles…
Excellence in our work
Honesty and integrity in our communication
Exceptional customer service