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
KKBQ KKBQ 92.9 FM Houston

Week of 1986-11-07
SO FAR
48Surveys Added Today
147719Surveys
4398Radio Stations
39725Artists
226168Singles Listings
33835Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 3 DECEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1949WAIT820  AMChicagoIllinoisPopular
1989CJSW90.9  FMCalgaryAlbertaAlternative
1949WOV1280  AMNew YorkNew YorkPopular
1960CKY580  AMWinnipegManitobaT40
1949KGA1510  AMSpokaneWashingtonPopular
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Avis1960You And I Are Through<Unidentified Recording> Artist name very difficult to read on original survey, and may be incorrect.
Cordial1979Cordial's PreviewTolimar 9971
Cordial1979WaveTolimar 9971
Cordial1979Special LoveTolimar 9971
David Oliver1979Never Seen A Girl Like YouMercury 76022
RANDOM SURVEYS
1956-12-15

WWSW

WWSW 970 AM Pittsburgh

1969-12-13

WKDA

WKDA 1240 AM Nashville

1977-12-04

KTLK

KTLK 1280 AM Denver

1986-12-26

CFTR

CFTR 680 AM Toronto