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
CFUN 1410 AM Vancouver

Week of August 6, 1983
SO FAR
49Surveys Added Today
110006Surveys
3899Radio Stations
35563Artists
205242Singles Listings
30362Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE AUGUST 6TH
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1983CFUN1410  AMVancouverBritish ColumbiaT40
1982Springbok Radio—  FMJohannesburgTransvaal, South AfricaT40
1977WEEX1230  AMEastonPennsylvaniaT40
1975CKOC1150  AMHamiltonOntarioT40
1961WNOW1250  AMYorkPennsylvaniaT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTCIRCATITLELABEL & CATALOG
June Valli1954Old Shoes And A Bag Of RiceRCA 5653
June Valli1954The Gypsy Was WrongRCA 5653
Kim Wilde1988Tell Me Where You AreMCA (U.K.) KIM 7
Kim Wilde1988Hey Mr. HeartacheMCA (U.K.) KIM 7
Special K1989Polka Dot BikiniBig PD 001