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. Click here to create your profile.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
WHBS 1490 AM Huntsville

Week of May 17, 1952
SO FAR
37Surveys Added Today
137944Surveys
4327Radio Stations
38813Artists
221140Singles Listings
32794Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE MAY 17TH
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1952WHBS1490  AMHuntsvilleAlabamaT40
1985Springbok Radio—  FMJohannesburgTransvaal, South AfricaT40
1971WGRT950  AMChicagoIllinoisR&B
1965KWOS1240  AMJefferson CityMissouriT40
1958WTRY980  AMTroyNew YorkT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTCIRCATITLELABEL & CATALOG
Perry Como1952Over The RainbowRCA 4527
Perry Como1952You'll Never Walk AloneRCA 4527
Brothers Of Soul1971CandyShock 1314
Brothers Of Soul1971Try It BabeShock 1314
The Mist1971Life Walked OutTwinight 146