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
KWOS KWOS 1240 AM Jefferson City

Week of 1959-10-04
SO FAR
34Surveys Added Today
144508Surveys
4379Radio Stations
39424Artists
224715Singles Listings
33443Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 4 OCTOBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1959KWOS1240  AMJefferson CityMissouriT40
1958WTRY980  AMTroyNew YorkT40
1958WROW590  AMAlbanyNew YorkMOR
1958WPTR1540  AMAlbanyNew YorkT40
1958WOKO1460  AMAlbanyNew YorkT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Gene Bua1959Blue-Eyed Darlin'WB 5098
Gene Bua1959DannyWB 5098
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Cast1979Sweet TransvestiteColumbia LP cut "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Elvis Costello & The Attractions1979Senior ServiceColumbia LP cut "Armed Forces"
The Clash1979Pressure DropCBS (U.K.) 7082
RANDOM SURVEYS
1955-10-08

KDKA

KDKA 1020 AM Pittsburgh

1963-10-14

CHUM

CHUM 1050 AM Toronto

1978-10-23

WKBO

WKBO 1230 AM Harrisburg

1989-10-15

WFNX

WFNX 101.7 FM Lynn