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May 1, 16 RE2: 1968 Top 100 lists Joel Bernstein
I don't think so. This list is pretty pop, and XERB was R&B.
May 1, 16 RE: 1968 Top 100 lists K.A. Scott
Not sure about the SLC station.  But XERB was branding itself "The Big X" circa
68/69 ... could that help you with the source of that Top 100 list?


- Kenn.

May 1, 16 1968 Top 100 lists Joel Bernstein
I've got a survey "Salt Lake City's Top 100 of 1968" that was clipped from Go (the
music paper). By process of elimination I'm pretty sure this is from KNAK. Can
anyone confirm that KNAK was the Go station in SLC? Does anyone know of a list
anywhere of all the different stations that had their surveys in Go?

I've got another list "Big X Top 100 Super Hit Survey for 1968" that has a lot of
unusual songs on it. It may not be a radio station at all but possibly some
collector's personal list of favorites. If it is a radio station, it's probably
from the Pacific Northwest (based on some of the songs) and is definitely one with
few if any surveys on ARSA (based on some of the other songs). Does anyone know
where this list might be from?
Apr 26, 16 RE: Billy Paul and Mrs. Jones K.A. Scott
I'll have to dig that album up, too, Tim.  Prime Gamble and Huff, if memory serves. 
RIP Billy ... and let's hope 2016 now lays off for a while.

Apr 26, 16 Billy Paul and Mrs. Jones Tim Warden
I'm sure you've all heard that sad news that we lost another brother from

While he may not have garnered the same kind of admiration for creative genius as
say, Prince, Sir Paul, John, et al, he did offer us a timeless interpretation of
that classic song... I'm sure the radio (or whatever media we will be listening to)
will still be playing it in another 20 and 30 years from now.

Will have to do a 360 degree spin tonight in his honor. Haven't played that vinyl
in years.

Requiescat in pace, Billy.
Apr 25, 16 RE2: R.I.P Prince K.A. Scott
Yup, unless something else shows up! 

We only have a handful of 1978 surveys from Prince's hometown of Minneapolis. 
You'd think he *may* have charted there before anywhere else ... but maybe not.  If
anyone's got June/July '78 R&B charts from the state of Minnesota, now would be the
time to dig 'em out and post 'em!
Apr 25, 16 RE: WFIL Survey of 12/19 1967 or 1966? K.A. Scott
I do believe you're correct, the change has been made.  Thanks for the
sharp eye!


- Kenn.
Apr 25, 16 WFIL Survey of 12/19 1967 or 1966? Joel Wagoner
Hello, I believe thaat the WFIL survey of 12/19/1967 should be dated 12/19/1966. 
Hope that all is well with everyone at ARSA.  Thanks, Joel
Apr 23, 16 RE2: R.I.P Prince Paul H.
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Prince's death.  Being a fellow native
Minnesotan, I grew up with his music.  He's been heavily featured on the hundreds
of 1980s surveys that I've added to ARSA.  RIP to a true musical genius.
Apr 22, 16 RE: R.I.P Prince Geno Rice

Without knowing you wrote such a nice eulogy yesterday, I started adding some of my
R&B charts from 1978 and 1979 to pay tribute to this great artist. The WBMX of July
16, 1978 may now be the earliest appearance of his album "For You."

Apr 21, 16 WCBN Ann Arbor RE: WCBN ( Ann Arbor, Michigan ) Gary Pfeifer
 Christopher - The corrections have been made. Thank you for keeping ARSA as
accurate as possible! 
Apr 21, 16 WCBN Ann Arbor WCBN ( Ann Arbor, Michigan ) Christopher Bubb
Correction re: WCBN's frequency: in 1967 WCBN was actually a carrier-current station
on the University of Michigan campus.  The frequency as a carrier current station
was 650 kilocycles on the AM dial.  WCBN did not begin broadcasting on the FM dial
until 1972 and its original FM frequency was 89.5 (it didn't move to 88.3 until
sometime in the late '70s).
Apr 21, 16 WCER Charlotte 1965-02-28 / WCER ( Charlotte, Michigan ) Christopher Bubb
One correction.  WCER's (now WLCM licensed to Holt, Michigan) frequency was 1390,
not 900.  It bore no relation to the station in Canton, Ohio that most recently
bore those call letters which lost its license in 2012 (which was indeed on 900). 
WCER in Charlotte also had an FM station at 92.7 which signed on in 1965 according
to Wiki (now WLMI at 92.9) but I'm not sure if it was on yet in February.
Apr 21, 16 R.I.P Prince K.A. Scott
2016 has been a year in which we've lost many notable musicians; credible sources
are now reporting the death of one of the biggest stars of 1980s (and beyond),

For those who are curious, the earliest chart we have for Prince is from KDAY, July
21, 1978 -- both the single "Soft and Wet" (and how Price a title is *that*?) and
the album "For You" are listed.  

Many of his 1980s singles (some credited to "Prince And The Revolution") appear on
hundreds of charts across ARSA; the current champion is 1984's "When Doves Cry"
which has more than 800 chart appearances.

A sad day for anyone who listened to the radio (or watched music videos!) in the
1980s....fortunately, Prince left behind an awesome recorded legacy for us to

Apr 9, 16 RE: Allow me to solve a mystery... Robin Ore
Kenn, I just did a chronological search in Discogs for Rebel Woman, and THERE IT
WAS.  I could not freaking believe it!  Then I raced over here to let you all know,
and by gum you had beaten me to it.  Thanks so much!  Mystery finally solved after
all these years!
--Rokin Robin in the Hood
Apr 9, 16 Allow me to solve a mystery... K.A. Scott
The artist's name is "Erik", not "Eric", and his single "Rebel Woman" b/w "Sometime
In Your Life" came out on Eden 7302 in 1973.  Thanks for posting about this, and the
database has now been updated with this info!
Apr 8, 16 RE: More Unidentified Recordings Robin Ore
Kenn/Gary/Everybody,  Please mark and add this record to the Unidentified Recordings
list, from the 1973 WLLL Lynchburg, Va, charts I supplied to Gary last year.  This
record has been haunting me for 43 years, ha.  Thanks much...

Eric - Sometime In You Life/Rebel Woman

Mar 31, 16 RE2: More Unidentified Recordings K.A. Scott
Got it ... and as Tony would say, "Thanks"!


- Kenn.

Mar 31, 16 RE: More Unidentified Recordings Paul H.
Kenn, I know one of them off the top of my head:

"Thanks" is by Tony Rossine (note spelling on last name) on Capitol 3031 (b-side:
"Treat Her Right").

Some of the others look like they may have just been album cuts, but I'll do a
little more digging when I get a chance.
Mar 30, 16 More Unidentified Recordings K.A. Scott
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed we've added a few more unidentified
recordings to the database.  As always, any further info on these recordings is
most welcome!  Some may be wildly obscure independent releases (or may not have
even received commercial release).  Others may be in-house novelty recordings -- my
guess on the "Kennedy & Nixon" record is that perhaps it's a DJ-created parody of
Frankie Avalon's 1960 hit "Togetherness".  (That's strictly a guess, though!)  And
of course some of these phantom records may just be flat-out errors on the original
surveys themselves!

The complete current list of Unidentified Recordings can be found by going to the
"Labels" tab on the left-hand side of the page, clicking it, and searching for
Unidentified Recordings.  

Looking forward to seeing what our crew of ARSA detectives can come up with!