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
KIOA KIOA 940 AM Des Moines

Week of July 9, 1968
SO FAR
40Surveys Added Today
98480Surveys
3596Radio Stations
34178Artists
197597Singles Listings
28794Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE NOVEMBER 20TH
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1976WEEX1230  AMEastonPennsylvaniaT40
1974WCUE1150  AMAkronOhioT40
1971KOL1300  AMSeattleWashingtonT40
1970KCPX1320  AMSalt Lake CityUtahT40
1967WHOT1330  AMYoungstownOhioT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTCIRCATITLELABEL & CATALOG
Spike Jones And His City Slickers1953Where Did My Snowman Go?RCA 5497
Spike Jones And His City Slickers1953Santa Brought Me Choo Choo Trains (But Daddy's Having Fun)RCA 5497
Frankie Laine1953I'd Give My LifeColumbia 40136
Frankie Laine1953GranadaColumbia 40136
Dick Paige1964Half-Way In LoveDee Jay 1026