M3 helps you develop a clear music strategy for your unique market that is nimble and responsive.
Take control of your radio station with custom music programming and playlist curation that is nationally proven and locally trusted to grow your bottom line.
Music on hard drive formats are the most cost-effective way to improve the sound of your radio station and increase ratings. M3 has more formats to choose from without any of the limitations of “network” music logs.
M3 amplifies the connection between you and your audience by merging decades of format profile expertise with your station’s brand characteristics.
M3’s adaptive music scheduling improves the sound and consistency of your radio station every sweep, every hour and every day by optimizing the critical outcomes of exposure, rotation and variety.
Entrusting M3 with this critical function also frees up your time to focus on other vital areas of your operation.
M3 MAKES IT EASY FOR YOU TO CREATE A GREAT SOUNDING RADIO STATION THAT FITS YOUR MARKET.
M3 MergeMusicMedia was founded by Kristopher Jones, former VP of Programming and Music Scheduling at Westwood One.
With more than two decades of experience, he’s been the music programming and scheduling guru for hundreds of successful radio stations and groups, 24/7 satellite networks, syndicated shows and streaming formats.
He scheduled the nationally syndicated JACK-FM and led the custom music programming teams at Westwood One, Dial Global, Jones Radio Networks and Broadcast Programming.
YOUR MARKET IS DIFFERENT.
SO IS M3.
At M3 we believe in the power of local radio. We know that your market is different.
M3 can give you a significant advantage over your competition with sound programming strategy, tactics and execution backed by years of experience.
M3 is committed to excellence in our work, honesty in our communication, integrity in our actions and truly exceptional service.
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!
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.
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 has been an incredible asset to our radio stations providing his years of programming experience to our Country, Rock and Hot AC stations. He works closely with us to customize each station to our market and is an invaluable member of our programming staff. Stop using a satellite format and let Kris make your station live and local. Your stations will dominate your market when you make the switch to M3.”
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.
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 music programmer. He is meticulous in set-up and execution, plus, he is a terrific mentor for new programmers. Five stars PLUS in my book.
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 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.”
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 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!
“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 is clearly one of the best music Programmers I have ever worked with. You can rest easy knowing Kris is in control of your music!!”
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 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 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 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 Jones is one of the most innovative and seasoned music schedulers I’ve ever worked with. He’s a master chef of format profiles and advanced music scheduling techniques. Nobody schedules music better than Kris.”
“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.”
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 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.
“With Kristopher’s help and his recommendations Eagle Country 105.7 and the Rockin’ Eagle 98.7 are forces to be reckoned with in the market. Reasonable barter costs, attention to detail and customized for our market, Kristopher Jones and MergeMusicMedia are important tools for our success.”
It seems I’ve known Kristopher Jones since light was invented. 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. From his input, we were able to develop software solutions to address those needs very quickly. 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.