ARSA — THE AIRHEADS RADIO SURVEY ARCHIVE


Not just "reliving the past" but more importantly "preserving the past". Radio is unique in that, unlike other media forms, there is no easy access to old music radio shows. Old movies and TV shows continue to be shown on network or cable TV, and can be rented/purchased on tapes or DVD. Print media like old books, magazines, comics, and newspapers can be purchased from specialty stores or kept in libraries for viewing. But where can one go to obtain and listen to old music radio shows? Aircheck tapes & radio surveys can only be found in the hands of collectors. At some point, most collectors begin to realize that this is more than a hobby and that we are in fact preserving radio history.

—— Gary Pfeifer, 2003

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Find scads of scans of radio station surveys, just like the ones you used to pick up at the record store when you went shopping with mom & pop. All the chart data is meticulously entered into the database, so you can cross-reference to see how your favorite hit fared in different markets across the country. To navigate the site, "tune" to the buttons on the left.

ARSA is a non-profit site intended to mix nostalgia with historical value. The site is open to everyone and you are invited to have a browse. Friends that wish to contribute or otherwise participate in the "Chart Chat" forum will need to create their free profile and/or identify themselves below. Click here to create your profile.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
CFAC 960 AM Calgary

Week of April 16, 1960
SO FAR
37719Surveys
1576Radio Stations
102693Singles Listings
1489865Singles Chart Entries
14476Album Listings
132935Album Chart Entries
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE APRIL 16TH
YEAR STATION DIAL BAND CITY STATE FORMAT
1960 CFAC 960   AM Calgary Alberta T40
1982 3XY 1420   AM Melbourne Victoria, Australia T40
1982 CIOO 100.1   FM Halifax Nova Scotia AOR
1965 KLIV 1590   AM San Jose California T40
1971 KNUZ 1230   AM Houston Texas T40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTIST CIRCA TITLE LABEL & CATALOG
Sarah Vaughan 1958 What's So Bad About It Mercury 71326
Sarah Vaughan 1958 Too Much Too Soon Mercury 71326
Felicia Sanders 1958 Melancholy Moon Decca 30658
Felicia Sanders 1958 Same Old Moon Decca 30658
Rod McKuen 1958 Two Brothers Decca 30660