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say Roy,
your recent addition of 2nd page images to the K.Y.A. music surveys from their
magazine era is rad, man, totally rad!!
sure makes for fascinating, if not historical, reading of the way it was back then
in the "the times they are a-changin'" mid-1960's.

the One ben.
to Roy Ballard:

your current posting of K.Y.A. survey pages for 22 July 1966
apparently have a glitch in that there is NO selected image available by which to
click on and enlarge that particular survey page for viewing/downloading purposes.
tried numerous times to do so without success.
thought maybe you could check into the problem with this posting anomaly, thank
you, Sir.
Dec 23, 09 KYA SURVEY MIX-UP Ben E. McCoy
ahso, Gary, the delicate intricacies of computer data
key entry -- from even four years ago -- was and still is, quite a challenge for
every archivist to this
amazing website!
was pleased to have caught that little quirk for ya, guy.

Nov 19, 09 KYA Survey Posting Incorrect Ben E. McCoy
hi gentlemen:
just noticed the latest survey posting for radio KYA,
issue #270 dated for 30 July 1962, has a problem...
the typewritten portion of the partial survey listing is shown as "Issue 269 dated
for 23 July 1962"!
probably just a mix-up, but that posting needs correction so as to agree with the
imaged survey, alrighty?
thanks again, Roy, for pointing out those two superb websites for local historical
background on Radio KYA and other notable bay area stations. both will prove
invaluable to my research.
BTW, have found an amazing footnote concerning two major radio programmers -- who
rose to national acclaim during the 1960's -- are first listed on KYA's survey #236
(publication date December 4, 1961):
BILL DRAKE as the new 6-9 a.m. morning drive DJ and
TOM DONAHUE with an afternoon show from Noon to 4 p.m. 
it was in 1965, that the "Boss Radio" Top 40 format was successfully launched KHJ
in Los Angeles by the RKO-consulting team of (Bill) Drake & (Gene) Chenault.
and in 1967, Tom Donahue launched his own broadcasting revolution with an
album-oriented, free-form type of programming at Crosby Broadcastng's FM stations
in San Francisco (KMPX) and Los Angeles (KPPC)... 
what is so coincidental about all this is that BOTH Drake and Donahue, whose latter
radio ventures were antithetical towards each other, worked side-by-side in their
early DJ days at KYA!
Mar 15, 15 KYNO 1970-09-08 add-ons Geno Rice
Hi Tim,

As new information comes to light, can I ask you to add songs to surveys that I
inputted long ago? For example, the three Boss hitbounds for KYNO 1970-09-08 just
became available, but I'm closed out from making the entries. They are:

Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun; 
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House
Jackson 5 - I'll Be There.

Thanks ever so much.
Feb 6, 06 Labels & Catalog Info Tim Warden
I've just added a new section "LABELS" to the ARSA site, to celebrate the fantastic
work that Jim Abbott has been quietly doing in the background.  Jim has been adding
in all the label and catalog information for every single in the database.  It's
pretty impressive and represents countless nights of work.  Until now, most of this
information hasn't been readily visible or searchable.

We're forever adding to and cleaning up the site, and the labels section isn't yet
perfect.  When listing all the labels, there are still a few strays in there, but
give us time and we'll correct them.  ...And please let me know if you encounter
problems with the new section or if you have suggestions.  (I hacked it together
this evening, so there could be a bug or two lurking.)


Tim Warden
Dec 21, 09 LATTER K-Y-A SURVEYS Ben E. McCoy
say Roy,
want to let you know how much i have personally enjoyed each and every posting of
the past KYA Radio music surveys... they have been truly educational, informative
and just plain fun to read and digest.
looking forward to the different approach of your future postings for KYA's latter
years, but may i ask:
would you consider adding a 2nd back page for something interesting from that
station's magazine publication for each survey added, henceforth???

the One ben.
Mar 1, 09 Layng Martine - Rub It In Tim Warden
I have a promotional copy of the Barnaby single "Rub It In" by a certain "Laying
Martine", composed by same.  Billboard also listed the artist as "Laying Martine",
on at least the week it appeared.  However, here and elsewhere (Wikipedia, etc.),
the name of this elusive singer / composer is listed as Layng Martine.  I also saw
Laing Martine.  So what gives?  Was this but a bad Ray Stevens joke?  Did Layng or
Laying have an identity crisis?  Someone at Barnaby dyslexic?  My wife's name is
Martine, so you can imagine my curiosity!
Mar 2, 09 Layng Martine... ARSA Jim
Tim, since Layng was born in my home state of Connecticut (Town Of Greenwich, in
1942) I should probably jump in here. I also own a promo 45 for "Rub It In", but my
DJ copy features both the current ARSA database/numerous reference books spelling,
"Layng". This appears to be a first name that they have kept in their family, as
this generation's "Layng" was actually "Layng Martine, Jr." Both his dad and his
son, Layng Martine III, who's also in the biz, have it as well. In addition to "Rub
It In", Layng Jr. also wrote the Elvis Presley hit that was currently on the charts
when he died on 8/16/77, "Way Down". (The song was already peaking, but it then got
a bit of a "radio second life" due to the sad news, putting a few extra nickels in
Layng's bank account as a result.) Although not an overly common first name, after
researching this, there are a surprisingly large number of Amercians with the first
name "Layng". Tim, it is amazing that you own a promo 45 listed as "Laying Martine".
It simply appears to be a typo limited to a few, initial promo 45 copies, entered by
a "label dept. employee" probably just guessing as to a spelling for a first name
they'd never heard of before. Also a very funny twist of fate about the resulting
"name phrase-ology" in regard to your wife! I know you protect her virtue at all
times!  :)    Hope all is well, Tim!   -Jim
Mar 15, 12 Lee, I need a big-time favor...... ARSA Jim
Those old KFXM surveys are absolutely great, aren't they! But when I first
found/started inputting the 'pre-1964 ones last year, I realized that each one has
at least 5 of the 10 LPs, and at least 10 of the charted 45s appearing each week
being new to the ARSA db. That is highly, highly unusual with dbs as large as ours
are now. There is simply an absolute ton of 45s/LPs that appear on there, every
single time, that no other station has ever played. Many 45s/LPs only have one week
"chart runs", further adding to the sheer volume of KFXM work involved at my end.
Still, I love all the rarities. But each one does take me well over 2 hours to
research (they're like a C&W survey!). To be honest, for that reason, I'd decided
about 6 months ago to hold off on adding any more KFXM pre-'64 lists, and do some
of the later KFXM years, also on that same site, that are much shorter and easier
to process, as time allows. Of course, you wouldn't have known of my decision on
this, though, as I never told anyone. But, as luck would have it, Lee, you've
started to add/input the very KFXM lists I had "on hold", each and every day. (You
didn't hear my "uh-oh", when I first saw you adding 'em in !)  :)   Nonetheless,
I've been tryin' to rise to the occasion, push extra hard, and try to keep up with
all of it - we all so very much appreciate all your amazing work, Lee! But,
starting this week, you've actually begun to "double up" on these "Killer KFXM-ers"
on me, now adding in two of them, every single day. Just researching these two KFXM
lists is now takin' me over 5 hours a day! It is now become too much for me; no
doubt about it. Lee, would it be possible for you to please keep it to a daily max
of adding in just one KFXM pre-'64 list per day? We have to treat them like alcohol
- everything in moderation! Bless your soul, my friend!  - A swamped ARSA Jim
Jan 29, 12 Lee: WABC "disclaimer?"..... ARSA Jim
Lee, I wouldn't bother to include the blurb I did for WABC 12/19/60 and/or 12/30/60,
since the site (and therefore, you) aren't including scans when you
add the WABC lists into ARSA. I think, short-term, it's only important to include
that if both a typed list and a survey scan appear together in ARSA. Thanks for
askin', though!    -ARSA Jim  
Nov 26, 15 Len Barry on WPLO survey of 1965-11-26 Joel Wagoner
Hi Guys,I hope that you're all having a great Thanksgiving.  I notice that on the
WPLO survey of 1965-11-26 (50 years ago today) the artist and title for the #3
record are reversed.  The artist is shown as "1-2-3", and the record title is shown
as "Len Barry".  Happy Thanksgiving!
May 14, 16 Lengthy Delays Lee Tucker
Just wondering, has anyone else been experiencing lengthy delays or, worse yet,
getting an error message or being denied access to the database (and having to
retype entries) when sending data upline?  Perhaps it's our router, the time of day
I do my inputs (typically 7-10 AM EST) or the increase in surveys being input
lately, but the last few days I've experienced numerous occurrences of these
incidents, especially yesterday & today.       
May 16, 16 Lew Burdette Joel Bernstein
I saw him recently added to the database as an artist, and being an old baseball fan
the name jumped out at me. Lew Burdette was a star pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves
and the MVP of the 1957 World Series. How appropriate that two months later he had
a Top 30 hit in Milwaukee with something called Three Strikes And You're Out. A lot
of baseball players in the 50s and 60s also made records, and I like to collect
them, but I didn't know about this one.  
Jun 27, 08 Liked the recent reference to WJET..... Jon Pike
The Eerie, PA station was referenced for verisimiltude in a movie every one on this
set should love.


So, Howcum I can find no reference to the Wonders, The Vicksburgs, or Norm Wooster
on the KJET charts listed here?
Feb 12, 12 Link to Facebook? Joel Wagoner

There is a Facebook page for people from my hometown of Midland, Michigan.  Many of
my fellow Midlanders post various reminiscenses of our town to it, including
occasional posts about the radio stations we grew up listening to.

With your permission, I'd be happy to post to this Facebook page a link to ARSA's
website with the suggestion that anyone who'd like to submit surveys from
mid-Michigan radio stations is welcome to do so.

If I still had any, I'd have submitted them long ago.  I don't, but maybe some of
my fellow townsmen do.

My best,
Feb 9, 14 Looking for 1964-1965 WLOF (Orlando FL) Surveys Dennis Chapman
Growing up in Orlando, FL, I was a rabid listener of WLOF Channel 95 - a great AM
station that broke many records not played anywhere else and it inspired me to
pursue a career in radio.  Arsa has a complete 60's collection of WLOF surveys from
Oct 1965 on, but I'm looking to complete them for all of 1964 and Jan-Sept. 1965. 
Anyone able to assist? 
Feb 3, 06 Looking For 1970's Erie, PA Surveys John Gallagher
There is a wonderful collection of WJET surveys here.
Would love to see other surveys of WWYN, early WCCK (predecessor of K104) and of
course more WJET from 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 etc. WCCK may only have done
year-end though.
I know that's what we did in the 1980s when I worked there.
Aug 1, 04 looking for surveys from 1975 to present jim mull
I am looking for music surveys to trade or buy from 1975 to the present. i have some
surveys from the 1960's to trade for the surveys i need from 1975 to the present. if
you have a list of surveys please e-mail me at and i will respond to
your e-mail.

thanks, jim mull