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
KKUA KKUA 690 AM Honolulu

Week of September 16, 1968
SO FAR
97Surveys Added Today
99688Surveys
3619Radio Stations
34268Artists
198141Singles Listings
28927Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE DECEMBER 8TH
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1956KDKA1020  AMPittsburghPennsylvaniaT40
1956KQV1410  AMPittsburghPennsylvaniaT40
1956WILY1080  AMPittsburghPennsylvaniaR&B
1956WCAE1250  AMPittsburghPennsylvaniaT40
1956WJAS1320  AMPittsburghPennsylvaniaT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTCIRCATITLELABEL & CATALOG
The Icicle Works1984WaterlineVirgin (Australia) 99
The Icicle Works1984Love Is A Wonderful ColourVirgin (Australia) 99
Status Quo1974Roll Over Lay DownA&M LP cut "Hello"
Papa John Creach1974One Sweet SongGrunt LP cut "Playing My Fiddle For You"
Manfred Mann's Earth Band1974In The Beginning, DarknessPolydor LP cut "Solar Fire"