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
WCOP WCOP 1150 AM Boston

Week of July 28, 1958
SO FAR
13Surveys Added Today
52494Surveys
1984Radio Stations
23343Artists
130743Singles Listings
18365Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE MAY 4TH
YEAR STATION DIAL BAND CITY STATE FORMAT
1969 WSNY 1240   AM Schenectady New York T40
1968 WECB 640   AM Boston Massachusetts T40
1968 WSBA 910   AM York Pennsylvania T40
1967 WTAC 600   AM Flint Michigan T40
1975 WPTR 1540   AM Albany New York T40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTIST CIRCA TITLE LABEL & CATALOG
Johnnie Taylor 1965 Run But You Can't Hide SAR 156
Johnnie Taylor 1965 Oh How I Love You SAR 156
T-Bone Walker 1965 Should I Let Her Go Modern 1004
T-Bone Walker 1965 Hey Hey Baby Modern 1004
Muddy Waters 1965 Still A Fool Chess 1921