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
WQHT WQHT 97.1 FM New York

Week of July 18, 1989
SO FAR
10Surveys Added Today
83640Surveys
3118Radio Stations
31453Artists
183582Singles Listings
26195Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE JULY 18TH
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1989WQHT97.1  FMNew YorkNew YorkT40
1988WQHT103.5  FMNew YorkNew YorkT40
1971KONO860  AMSan AntonioTexasT40
1969WJLB1400  AMDetroitMichiganR&B
1958XEAK690  AMTijuanaBaja California, MexicoT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTCIRCATITLELABEL & CATALOG
Jim Reeves1964A Stranger Is Just A FriendRCA LP cut "Kimberley Jim"
Don Bowman1965Wrong HouseRCA 8588
Don Bowman1965Graduation DayRCA 8588
Leon Smith And The Basics1964Basic SurfLavender 1851
Leon Smith And The Basics1964Jailer Bring Me WaterLavender 1851