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
WILS WILS 1320 AM Lansing

Week of 1969-10-06
SO FAR
23Surveys Added Today
150733Surveys
4421Radio Stations
40040Artists
227433Singles Listings
34290Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 6 FEBRUARY
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1999CHLQ93.1  FMCharlottetownPrince Edward IslandCHR
1976WPEZ94.5  FMPittsburghPennsylvaniaT40
1965WNOW1250  AMYorkPennsylvaniaC&W
1965KHEY690  AMEl PasoTexasC&W
1965WTUF840  AMMobileAlabamaC&W
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Wayne Thomas1967Wayne Thomas Sings The Weather<No Label> Likely an in-house novelty recording by WGRD DJ Wayne Thomas
Jim Capaldi1976Talkin' Bout My BabyIsland (U.K.) 6299
Jim Capaldi1976Still Talkin'Island (U.K.) 6299
Little Nell1976Dance That Cocktail Latin WayA&M (Australia) 6388
Little Nell1976See You Round Like A RecordA&M (Australia) 6388
RANDOM SURVEYS
1955-02-11

WHOO

WHOO 990 AM Orlando

1969-02-28

WSRF

WSRF 1580 AM Fort Lauderdale

1978-02-17

KKTT

KKTT 1230 AM Los Angeles

1980-02-22

KRBE

KRBE 104.1 FM Houston