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. To get the most of the site, you will need to create a free profile and login to access most of the site's features.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
WHHY WHHY 1440 AM Montgomery

Week of 1966-10-26
SO FAR
36Surveys Added Today
144056Surveys
4378Radio Stations
39390Artists
224501Singles Listings
33400Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 25 SEPTEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1999CJJR93.7  FMVancouverBritish ColumbiaC&W
1978KSOL107.7  FMSan FranciscoCaliforniaR&B
1988CKIK107.3  FMCalgaryAlbertaT40
1999CKQM105.1  FMPeterboroughOntarioC&W
1976WPJB105.1  FMProvidenceRhode IslandT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Billy May And His Orchestra1952Do You Ever Think Of MeCapitol 2284
Billy May And His Orchestra1952High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)Capitol 2284
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians1952John, John, John (Every Tom, Dick and Harry's Called John)Decca 28546
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians1952I'm Skipping Rope With A RainbowDecca 28546
Lily Ann Carol1952A Tear Can FallRCA 5081
RANDOM SURVEYS
1956-09-23

WOKY

WOKY 920 AM Milwaukee

1964-09-04

WRAW

WRAW 1340 AM Reading

1973-09-25

WRKO

WRKO 680 AM Boston

1989-09-17

CJSW

CJSW 90.9 FM Calgary