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.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
WEXL WEXL 1340 AM Detroit

Week of 1970-10-19
SO FAR
18Surveys Added Today
147591Surveys
4398Radio Stations
39697Artists
226117Singles Listings
33793Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 1 DECEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1973Radio Veronica1562  AMAt SeaHilversum, NetherlandsT40
1971KOL94.1  FMSeattleWashingtonProgressive
1976CKOC1150  AMHamiltonOntarioT40
1979WIRK107.9  FMWest Palm BeachFloridaC&W
1971WMAK1300  AMNashvilleTennesseeT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Genie Pace1961La PachangaCapitol 4552
Genie Pace1961Somebody Else Is Taking My PlaceCapitol 4552
Doreen Davis & Bobby Lyons1961Punch LineBig Top 3057
Doreen Davis & Bobby Lyons1961You're CrazyBig Top 3057
Pee Wee King And Redd Stewart1964Ten Thousand Crying TowelsStarday 698
RANDOM SURVEYS
1956-12-01

WGY

WGY 810 AM Schenectady

1968-12-15

WSNY

WSNY 1240 AM Schenectady

1976-12-02

WISM

WISM 1480 AM Madison

1981-12-03

CFRN

CFRN 1260 AM Edmonton