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Sep 29, 11 WABX Detroit RE2: 1983-10-21 / WABX ( Detroit, Michigan ) ARSA Jim
Paul, Kenn nailed it exactly. Even though an ARSA algorithm temporarily mis-assigned
that 45's data to a different song, not to worry - it won't (and didn't) stay that
way for very long - even if a "black dot" appears. I normally get a few of those
every week; it's just an automatic part of my daily ARSA cleanup routine. And, like
Kenn said, if a couple of days goes by and it's still wrong, then feel free to Chart
Chat me. But, especially during the first 24 hours after you've keyed it in, be
patient, because I'll 99.9% have both found it/fixed it myself by the next morning.
In other news, Paul, I have NO idea how you've found surveys for stations like WNBC
and WBLI. They're both highly desired and highly elusive. Like Kenn, I wanna extend
a major thanks to you for your incredible surveys contributions to ARSA of late.
Thanks to our other terrific "regular keyers" as well. Man, we're on fire!    -ARSA
Apr 10, 12 WKCI New Haven RE2: 1984-00-00 / WKCI ( New Haven, Connecticut ) Paul Haney
Hey Jim, it appears that the "I'm So Excited" entry on this chart has migrated back
with the 1982 mix.  If it can't be fixed at this time, no big deal, just thought
I'd give you the "heads up"!
Sep 19, 09 WBCN Boston RE2: 1984-09-14 / WBCN ( Boston, Massachusetts ) A.R. Paine
Kenn, thanks for the nice comment. Yes, I listened to WBCN's countdown nearly every
week from February 1984 to June 1988, jotting down the song titles in a notebook. 

Jim, I haven't included the regional hits (the "Boston 3" countdown) in the Chart
Data field; though I know you're an expert at tracking down label and catalog #s, 
a few artists only submitted demo tapes to the station. Still, I thought they
merited mention in the goodies section because there are some real 'nuggets' that
charted locally.

Kenn, are we going to be seeing any more of those terrific CHUM-FM album charts
soon?  You've left us in suspense! How long will Supertramp hold on to the #1
position?  Al
Nov 19, 14 CKGM Montreal RE2: 1984-09-26 / CKGM ( Montreal, Quebec ) K.A. Scott
Done!  The Lionel Richie mistake was all mine, while the "LW" errors were on the
original printed survey, and I didn't have the previous survey to compare it to. 
Great to have the accurate info ... and I'm also enjoying the wealth of 1984
surveys you've been entering recently!

Mar 8, 10 WMJQ Buffalo RE2: 1991-02-20 / WMJQ ( Buffalo, New York ) K.A. Scott
No problem, Jim.  I just point 'em out as I find 'em -- so that if they are
indicative of a larger problem, they can be dealt with accordingly.  If it's not
possible to fix them at this time, that's fine!  It's not my intention to create
more hassle for people than they can deal with.


- Kenn.


Feb 2, 13 RE2: 30,000 Surveys Rick Hy
Thanks Kenn, I canít believe I made such an obvious mistake. I guess I was just
excited? (I need some kind of excuse!)  CKOC is still the champ as I believe WKBW
ended itís top 30 sometime in 1986 or 87. Just canít seem to find a site that
confirms an actual date. I remember some summers listening to CKOC as it is not too
far from Buffalo.
I wonder if other contributors to this site might have information on longevity of
station charts even if it doesnít beat CKOCís longevity. It just might be
interesting to see from a business that is known for frequent format changes.

 I still see Danny Neaverth at the gym I attend and occasionally he is seen on
local commercials.
Jul 15, 14 RE2: 40,000... Just a shot away... Gary Pfeifer
  Another major milestone!  Thanks, Lee, for stepping up and selecting a most
appropriate survey for #40,000!!  

  Thanks for Tim, Kenn, Lee, Rick, Tracy, Geno, Ronald, Cary, Roy and everyone else
who's ever contributed a survey!  Also big thanks for those who may not upload
surveys directly, but who have graciously supplied survey copies/images and allowed
me to upload - especially Eric, John, Craig and Robin.

  Onward to 50K!
Sep 13, 11 RE2: 99 Luftballons/Red Balloons - Nena K.A. Scott
I'm with ARSA Jim on this one -- it's fascinating to see which stations played the
German version and which ones played the English version.  And it's pretty easy to
browse both sets of data to get the full picture for this dual-language hit.  

Of course, that's just my take on it!  I'll be happy to go along with whatever
official decision is made....

Sep 20, 13 RE2: Ability To Post Surveys Rich Stivers

Many Thanks for your help.

Sep 25, 08 RE2: Adding a survey Rob Ellis

Tim has to add some security to your ID.  He stays busy and doesn't check the Chat
section that often.  Have patience and he'll get to you.

What station are you planning to input?

BTW if anyone has surveys for stations in Ala, Ga, Tenn or Ms I'd be glad to input

Apr 2, 11 RE2: Adding Charts Ronald Marshall
Mar 31, 11 RE2: Adding Charts Ronald Marshall
i have every cklw chart from #80 till the end  every wknr chart for the same time
period, i have wbrn charts (big rapids, Mi i have many of the short lived wdrq
charts and just a few misc charts i may have picked up when vacationing in some
Oct 16, 11 RE2: All-time one-day survey record: Oops - I forgot somebody.. Lee Tucker
No apology necessary kind sir as, due to an extensive honey-do list, my
contributions were made very early Saturday AM and were rather meager compared to
those of Rick Hy, John Schwob, Kenn Scott, Paul Haney, Gary Pfeifer and yourself. 
Man, you guys were awesome yesterday - congrats on the new record and glad I could
make a small contribution!
Mar 13, 10 RE2: AND THE SAGA ROLLS ON... Tim Warden
It's fixed.
Jul 8, 08 RE2: Australian Charts K.A. Scott
Hi Gary...

  I think the charts went to Tim, not you -- so it makes sense that you can't
recall them!

  At any rate, I'd be happy to input the charts I have directly onto the site, and
save you and or/Tim the hassle.  Just let me know how I can do this and I'll get
started.  (Gary, I won't be able to match your level of productivity!)


  - Kenn.
Mar 25, 12 RE2: CBC surveys K.A. Scott
Yup, I understand this POV, Gary!  However, the CBC is the national radio network,
and the top 20s come from their weekly countdown shows. There's no real equivalent
to this in the US -- this is a Canada-wide 'station' compiling the chart.  In this
sense, it's very unlike Billboard or Cashbox, or the Canadian RPM charts.

Just thought I'd put it out there, and see what the consensus is! 

Jul 11, 09 RE2: CHUM/CHUM-FM K.A. Scott
Hi Jim...

  No problem -- I understand the explanation (I think).

  BUT...go to the "statistics" page, and then the "by station" page.  You'll see
that CHUM at 1050 AM is listed as having 513 surveys posted.  Only problem is,
that's not true.  There are only 413 CHUM 1050 AM surveys posted, along with 100
surveys for the completely different station CHUM 104.5 FM...

  That being said, if this error is only affecting this one page, then it's not
that big a deal.  I just want to make sure there aren't data-tracking implications
elsewhere in the database.


  - Kenn. 

Dec 16, 12 RE2: CKLW windsor Detriot WKNR Detroit Gary Pfeifer

   It's been a great pleasure being on board working with you on ARSA since nearly
the very beginning!  I can't believe how much it's grown.  When it first started,
there was no database or search capabilities - just the text transcripts of the
surveys!  Now we're approaching 30,000 surveys.

  A most sincere THANK YOU to everyone who's ever shared a survey with ARSA!  Your
efforts and generousity make ARSA the best survey site on the web!

  Happy Holidays to all!

Jul 29, 14 RE2: CKOC Charts Gary Pfeifer

  Let me add my thanks to Kenn's for your survey contributions.  All are most

   As for the file size limit, through trial and error, I've narrowed it down a
maximum file size of about 490kb.  If you need to resize an image, an excellent
resource is
Sep 28, 11 RE2: Deleted survey Geno Rice
I accidentally added a new survey on top of an existing one, and the red "delete"
button I thought referred to the new offending survey, but apparently the delete
button deletes both the new and the old.

I will type the survey back in, but this erases the previous contributor's credit,
which I very much regret, which is why I asked if it could be restored.

Maybe the database permissions could be tweaked to forbid deleting another
contributor's survey.