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
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.
|19||Surveys Added Today|
|FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 7 JUNE|
|1982||KSOL||107.7 ||FM||San Francisco||California||R&B|
|FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS|
|ARTIST||YEAR||TITLE||LABEL & CATALOG|
|Silver Convention||1976||San Francisco Hustle||Midland International LP cut "Silver Convention"|
|Ray Lyell||1993||Gypsy Wind||Spy / A&M (Canada) CD cut "Desert Winds"|
|Just-If-I||1993||Cindy's Song||Spinner (Canada) CD cut "All One People"|
|Apache Indian||1992||Arranged Marriage||Island (U.K.) 544|
|Barenaked Ladies||1991||Brian Wilson||Page Publications EP cut "Barenaked Ladies" [original version, later recut for "Gordon"]|
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