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. Click here to create your profile.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
WBRY 1590 AM Waterbury

Week of April 9, 1955
SO FAR
18Surveys Added Today
104487Surveys
3712Radio Stations
34907Artists
201804Singles Listings
29670Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE APRIL 5TH
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1958WDOT1400  AMBurlingtonVermontT40
1958WJOY1230  AMBurlingtonVermontT40
1986WYTZ94.7  FMChicagoIllinoisT40
19623DB1030  AMMelbourneVictoria, AustraliaT40
1960KSAN1450  AMSan FranciscoCaliforniaT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTCIRCATITLELABEL & CATALOG
Mass1985Too Far GoneRCA LP cut "New Birth"
Asia1985Voice Of AmericaGeffen LP cut "Astra"
Hugo & Luigi1955Nobody's Sweethear/Somebody Stole My GalMercury 70563
Hugo & Luigi1955The Crazy Otto RagMercury 70563
Peggy Lee1955The Siamese Cat SongDecca 29427