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
WTMJ 620 AM Milwaukee

Week of 1953-05-02
SO FAR
16Surveys Added Today
147768Surveys
4398Radio Stations
39730Artists
226178Singles Listings
33846Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 5 DECEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1983KSOL107.7  FMSan FranciscoCaliforniaR&B
1986KKBQ92.9  FMHoustonTexasT40
1977WWRL1600  AMNew YorkNew YorkR&B
1970WSBA910  AMYorkPennsylvaniaT40
1986KKRZ100.3  FMPortlandOregonT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Donna Summer1977Working The Midnight ShiftCasablanca LP cut " Once Upon A Time..."
Sherri Taylor And "Singin'" Sammy Ward1960Oh LoverMotown 1004
Sherri Taylor And "Singin'" Sammy Ward1960That's Why I Love You So MuchMotown 1004
The Kid1961Sleep TightRumble 1347
The Kid1961True Love (Is Hard To Find)Rumble 1347
RANDOM SURVEYS
1956-12-15

WILY

WILY 1080 AM Pittsburgh

1961-12-30

WLS

WLS 890 AM Chicago

1975-12-19

2SM

2SM 1270 AM Sydney

1980-12-05

WZUU

WZUU 95.7 FM Milwaukee