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. Friends that wish to contribute or otherwise participate in the "Chart Chat" forum will need to create their free profile and/or identify themselves below. Click here to create your profile.

OUR MOST RECENT SURVEY
WDGY 1130 AM Minneapolis / St. Paul

Week of December 7, 1968
SO FAR
45Surveys Added Today
42801Surveys
1735Radio Stations
21139Artists
111636Singles Listings
16125Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE SEPTEMBER 14TH
YEAR STATION DIAL BAND CITY STATE FORMAT
1985 CHUM 104.5   FM Toronto Ontario A/C
1963 CFAC 960   AM Calgary Alberta T40
1964 WIBG 990   AM Philadelphia Pennsylvania T40
1979 KFRC 610   AM San Francisco California T40
1968 WDGY 1130   AM Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota T40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTIST CIRCA TITLE LABEL & CATALOG
John Gary 1959 Tell My Love Fraternity 844
John Gary 1959 Let Them Talk Fraternity 844
The Housemartins 1986 The Mighty Ship Elektra 69515
The Housemartins 1986 Happy Hour Elektra 69515
Killing Joke 1986 Exile E.G. 27