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
WRBQ 104.7 FM Tampa

Week of 1982-02-05
SO FAR
32Surveys Added Today
147508Surveys
4397Radio Stations
39690Artists
226090Singles Listings
33783Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 29 NOVEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1967KGB1360  AMSan DiegoCaliforniaT40
1970WARM590  AMWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaT40
1970KCUB1290  AMTucsonArizonaC&W
1985KOAQ103.5  FMDenverColoradoT40
1985WKRQ101.9  FMCincinnatiOhioT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Lene Lovich1989WonderlandPathfinder 8909
Erasure1986PistolSire LP cut "Wonderland"
10,000 Maniacs1989Poison In The WellElektra 8167
The Pogues1989Blue HeavenIsland LP cut "Peace And Love"
The Pixies1989La La Love YouElektra LP cut "Doolittle"
RANDOM SURVEYS
1956-11-19

KOBY

KOBY 1550 AM San Francisco

1968-11-12

CKLW

CKLW 800 AM Windsor

1974-11-08

WRKO

WRKO 680 AM Boston

1985-11-22

KBEQ

KBEQ 104.3 FM Kansas City