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. Friends that wish to contribute or otherwise participate in the "Chart Chat" forum will need to create their free profile and/or identify themselves below. Click here to create your profile.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
CFAC 960 AM Calgary

Week of April 18, 1959
SO FAR
37756Surveys
1576Radio Stations
102736Singles Listings
1491306Singles Chart Entries
14479Album Listings
133091Album Chart Entries
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE APRIL 18TH
YEAR STATION DIAL BAND CITY STATE FORMAT
1959 CFAC 960   AM Calgary Alberta T40
1979 2UE 950   AM Sydney New South Wales, Australia T40
1959 CKCH 970   AM Hull Quebec A/C
1959 CKOY 1310   AM Ottawa Ontario T40
1980 WFBL 1400   AM Syracuse New York T40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTIST CIRCA TITLE LABEL & CATALOG
Jimmy Stallings 1961 Dreamin In School Paxley 101
Jimmy Stallings 1961 I Played The Fool Paxley 101
Rita MacNeil 1986 Used To You Virgin (Canada) 102
Rita MacNeil 1986 She's Called Nova Scotia Virgin (Canada) 102
Burning Sensations 1983 Check Your Mail Capitol 5243