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
WOL 1450 AM Washington

Week of 1953-04-25
SO FAR
24Surveys Added Today
147500Surveys
4397Radio Stations
39690Artists
226083Singles Listings
33783Album Listings
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SURVEYS FOR DATE 29 NOVEMBER
YEARSTATIONDIALBANDCITYSTATEFORMAT
1967KGB1360  AMSan DiegoCaliforniaT40
1970WARM590  AMWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaT40
1970KCUB1290  AMTucsonArizonaC&W
1985KOAQ103.5  FMDenverColoradoT40
1985WKRQ101.9  FMCincinnatiOhioT40
FIVE MOST RECENTLY ADDED SONGS
ARTISTYEARTITLELABEL & CATALOG
Eddie Delmar1960My Heart Beckons YouVegas 628
Eddie Delmar1960Garden In The RainVegas 628
Barry Russett1960Tongue-TiedVassar 301
Barry Russett1960Tell Me WhyVassar 301
Jack Day1960Don't CryValiant 514
RANDOM SURVEYS
1959-11-02

WJJD

WJJD 1160 AM Chicago

1965-11-13

WABQ

WABQ 1540 AM Cleveland

1973-11-30

WVSL

WVSL 105.3 FM Kenner

1986-11-16

CJSW

CJSW 90.9 FM Calgary