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
WKAP WKAP 1320 AM Allentown

Week of April 16, 1979
SO FAR
32Surveys Added Today
55746Surveys
2052Radio Stations
23872Artists
135492Singles Listings
18885Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE SEPTEMBER 1ST
YEAR STATION DIAL BAND CITY STATE FORMAT
1975 WCOL 1230   AM Columbus Ohio T40
1989 WKTI 94.5   FM Milwaukee Wisconsin T40
1989 WLOL 99.5   FM Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota T40
1975 KVOX 1300   AM Fargo North Dakota T40
1974 WAKY 790   AM Louisville Kentucky T40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTIST CIRCA TITLE LABEL & CATALOG
The Catalinas 1963 The Wonder Of Love Footnote 707
The Catalinas 1963 Hobo Footnote 707
Carl Edwards 1963 Son, Son, Listen Here Son Liberty 55639
Carl Edwards 1963 The Brighter Side Liberty 55639
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes 1975 Sunset Flying Dutchman 10392