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
CKY CKY 580 AM Winnipeg

Week of 1960-12-03
SO FAR
41Surveys Added Today
147712Surveys
4398Radio Stations
39715Artists
226155Singles Listings
33822Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 3 DECEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1960CKY580  AMWinnipegManitobaT40
1949KGA1510  AMSpokaneWashingtonPopular
1989CJAY92.1  FMCalgaryAlbertaT40
1949WMUR610  AMManchesterNew HampshirePopular
1979KSOL107.7  FMSan FranciscoCaliforniaR&B
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats1949The Galloping ComediansMercury 5331
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats1949At DawnMercury 5331
Jack Owens1949Dime A DozenDecca 24711
Jack Owens1949Jealous HeartDecca 24711
The Ravens1953Don't Mention My NameMercury 70060
RANDOM SURVEYS
1959-12-28

KGW

KGW 620 AM Portland

1969-12-25

WAKY

WAKY 790 AM Louisville

1974-12-17

KHJ

KHJ 930 AM Los Angeles

1987-12-04

CKOI

CKOI 96.9 FM Montreal