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
CFLS CFLS 920 AM Levis

Week of 1976-09-06
SO FAR
20Surveys Added Today
147739Surveys
4398Radio Stations
39725Artists
226171Singles Listings
33835Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 4 DECEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1978KSOL107.7  FMSan FranciscoCaliforniaR&B
1988CKIK107.3  FMCalgaryAlbertaT40
1981WRBQ104.7  FMTampaFloridaT40
1972KGB1360  AMSan DiegoCaliforniaT40
1971WLEE1480  AMRichmondVirginiaT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
The McCrarys1978Don't Wear Yourself OutPortrait 70022
The McCrarys1978You Are The KeyPortrait 70022
Smokey Robinson1981If You Wanna Make Love (Come 'Round Here)Tamla LP cut "Being With You"
Avis1960You And I Are Through<Unidentified Recording> Artist name very difficult to read on original survey, and may be incorrect.
Cordial1979Cordial's PreviewTolimar 9971
RANDOM SURVEYS
1959-12-28

WJJD

WJJD 1160 AM Chicago

1960-12-12

WHOT

WHOT 1570 AM Campbell

1976-12-18

KDES

KDES 920 AM Palm Springs

1985-12-14

CFMO

CFMO 93.9 FM Ottawa