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
WBAL 1090 AM Baltimore

Week of 1953-04-25
SO FAR
35Surveys Added Today
147661Surveys
4398Radio Stations
39704Artists
226139Singles Listings
33799Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 2 DECEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1967KGFJ1230  AMLos AngelesCaliforniaR&B
1974WEEP1080  AMPittsburghPennsylvaniaC&W
1988KBEQ104.3  FMKansas CityMissouriT40
1988KCPW94.9  FMKansas CityMissouriT40
1939WGH1310  AMNewport NewsVirginiaPopular
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Jilla Webb1953There's Poison In Your HeartMGM 11447
Jilla Webb1953I'm Happy To Know You're HappyMGM 11447
The Determinations1975Has Love Been Here BeforeAMG 56135
The Determinations1975Don't You Make Me BlueAMG 56135
The Determinations1970Girl, Girl, GirlKing 6297
RANDOM SURVEYS
1956-12-31

WJJD

WJJD 1160 AM Chicago

1960-12-05

KYA

KYA 1260 AM San Francisco

1978-12-29

KFRC

KFRC 610 AM San Francisco

1983-12-04

WNTN

WNTN 1550 AM Newton