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
CJSW CJSW 90.9 FM Calgary

Week of 1985-09-29
SO FAR
55Surveys Added Today
144313Surveys
4379Radio Stations
39408Artists
224633Singles Listings
33421Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 29 SEPTEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1985CJSW90.9  FMCalgaryAlbertaAlternative
1951KFRE940  AMFresnoCaliforniaPopular
1961WWDC1260  AMWashingtonDistrict Of ColumbiaT40
1961WUST1120  AMBethesdaMarylandR&B
1961WPGC1580  AMWashingtonDistrict Of ColumbiaT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Beat Direction1984Walking On ChinaHi-Lo (U.K.) EP cut "Long Distance Beat"
Savannah Churchill1952Don't Worry 'Bout MeRCA 4773
Savannah Churchill1952Waiting For A Guy Named JoeRCA 4773
Savannah Churchill1951I Don't Believe In TomorrowRCA 4280
Savannah Churchill1951(It's No) SinRCA 4280
RANDOM SURVEYS
1959-09-27

WEAM

WEAM 1390 AM Arlington

1969-09-19

3DB

3DB 1030 AM Melbourne

1974-09-14

WLS

WLS 890 AM Chicago

1984-09-21

WRKI

WRKI 95.1 FM Brookfield