|Jan 4, 15
||Miracles - Come 'Round Here
Clarification to my previous comment: The Miracles' song is listed on the 1965 WIFE
survey as "I'm The One You Need", but according to Wikipedia, this song was
recorded on September 13, 1966.
|Jan 4, 15
||Miracles - Come 'Round Here
Hi Gary, the Miracles' 1966 single, "(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need" is
wrongly dated 1965 as it is mysteriously linked to a 1965 WIFE survey which does
not list that song.
|Jan 21, 10
I KNOW I HAVE A FEW FOR CFCF FROM CLIPPINGS. I'LL REALLY HAVE TO DIG THOSE OUT. I
PUT THE CHARTS OF KIMN ON FLICKR HALF OF 65 FOR NOW. JUST GOOGLE KIMN DENVER RADIO
CHARTS OR TOKENSURFER AND YOU SHOULD FIND IT ALTHOUGH IT'S FROM YAHOO. SO GOOGLING
FROM YAHOO WOULD MAKE BETTER SENSE. I CAN SEND THOSE CHARTS TO YOU AS WELL BUT I
DON'T KNOW WHERE ON HERE. I HOPE YOU APPRECIATED THE VILLAGE PEOPLE ANALOGY. I
THOUGHT I HIT A HOME RUN MAKING THAT POINT. TOKEN
|Jan 22, 12
||More CKOC updates
World On Edge had several hits in Canada. Here's what I can find for their ARSA
1990 Still Beating - Virgin (Canada) PRCD-013 (Promo CD single)
1990 Only The Lonely - Virgin (Canada) WORLD2 (Promo CD single)
1991 Wash The Rain - Virgin 41549 (Cassette single)
1991 Burning Bridges - Virgin 41549 (Cassette single)
1991 Stand, Push And Fall - Virgin (Canada) WORLD3 (Promo CD single)
1991 Love Like Candy - Virgin (Canada) WORLD5 (Promo CD single)
1991 Goodbye - Virgin (Canada) WORLD-3106 (Promo CD single)
1992 Little Lack of Love - Album track from "World On Edge": Charisma 91420
1993 Big Sky - Virgin (Canada) AAG-01 (Promo CD single)
1993 Who Shot Harry - Virgin (Canada) AAG-02 (Promo CD single)
1994 Things I Never Did - Virgin (Canada) AAG-03 (Promo CD single)
|Feb 5, 14
||More KLIV surveys
||J. A. Theroux
To Gary and Rich Stivers,
I've run across a source for KLIV surveys not yet posted in ARSA, the period is
from April to December of 1970. They were published in a local newspaper, I have
scans of these surveys and I would like to upload them into the ARSA database (I
will email Tim Warden for access rights). I know you have a number of KLIV surveys
to enter into the database, I just want to make sure you don't already have these so
that I'm not doubling your efforts.
|Nov 20, 09
||More than one "Stations" ARSA entry for the same call letters..
Tim, is there any way we can get an ARSA "merge duplicate station call letters
entry", like you already have for songs/artists? There are definitely some
instances where some surveys align with one instance of a station's calls, while
others align with another. Perhaps this will help Rick with his recent survey entry
problems. ARSA also needs to solve that long-standing "CHUM/CHUM-FM" chart issue,
for the same date (one station was Top 40, the other AOR) not being allowed by ARSA
to both be input, claiming "duplicate survey trying to be entered in", which is in
fact not true. Tim, the way you have it set up now, I've had to leave the "AM" or
"FM" band info inside the call letters field for CHUM, which I don't believe was
your original intent here. After all, that what the "band" field is for! Thanks!
|Mar 30, 16
||More Unidentified Recordings
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed we've added a few more unidentified
recordings to the database. As always, any further info on these recordings is
most welcome! Some may be wildly obscure independent releases (or may not have
even received commercial release). Others may be in-house novelty recordings -- my
guess on the "Kennedy & Nixon" record is that perhaps it's a DJ-created parody of
Frankie Avalon's 1960 hit "Togetherness". (That's strictly a guess, though!) And
of course some of these phantom records may just be flat-out errors on the original
The complete current list of Unidentified Recordings can be found by going to the
"Labels" tab on the left-hand side of the page, clicking it, and searching for
Looking forward to seeing what our crew of ARSA detectives can come up with!
|Aug 11, 08
||More WAPE Mistakes...
Let's not overlook perhaps the goofiest foul-up on this survey: the #5 tune, "Mr.
Big Stuff", as performed by...Three Dog Night?
Unless, of course, Jean Knight's secret nickname was "Three Dog."
|Apr 14, 09
Actually, the same thing has happened for CHUM-FM and for CILQ -- each of these
stations has two entries. (I'm quite sure because I entered something improperly
for these stations at some point...) Anyway, if there's any way to merge the two
CHUM-FM entries into one, and the two CILQ's into one, let me know.
By the way, Roy, those vintage KOBY surveys are great! Really enjoying checking
|Apr 9, 13
Gary: I sent the first of several. If the email does not show in you in box, please
check you bulk folder. I'll wait to hear back from you.
|Apr 8, 13
Gary, I would like to email my surveys to you for posting. Where do I find your
email address? Thanks.
|Apr 18, 11
||My 1000th Chart
In honor of the 1000th survey that I have added to ARSA, I wanted to find something
different. So I have added a survey from my college, St. Louis University. This
is the first survey on ARSA for this station. The call letters were KBIL - the
mascot for St. Louis U is the Billiken (that fat cherubic looking buddha type
character) - hence the BIL in KBIL. I was a commuter student and the range of the
college station was not much outside the extent of the dorms so I never listened to
the station except when I was visiting someone's dorm room. The songs are pretty
typical Top 40 fare - no real radical music considering it was the 60s. St. Louis
U was (and probably still is) a pretty conservative mid-western campus. I remember
during the height of students taking over campus admin buildlings during the
vietnam war - a bunch of students formed a chain trying to prevent students from
entering one of the classroom buildings. But I was paying private school tuition
from my summer job and taking out a loan for the rest so I wasn't much into
principle, so I burst right through the line like the nerd that I probably was. I
paid my money - I was going to class!!! Well onto the next 1000 surveys . . . . .
|May 15, 11
||My Mom threw all my charts away
It happened while I was in Vietnam. I got home and they were gone. Otherwise, I'd
have WILS charts going back to the late 50s through about 67 or so, and WJIM from
63 to 67-ish. Also, the odd CKLW "Big 8" chart, and a few from others less well
known, like WMRT, Lansing (now WITL), which only put out charts for a year or two.
I might have a funky aircheck or two out in storage, but I'd have to find some way
to play a quarter-track tape. My deck's tape transport is shot, and I don't think
parts would be easy to find.
|May 9, 13
||My Network Anomaly?
Hi all. I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing what I'm about to describe or if
it's a recent anomaly with our network (we've had network issues recently). When
I'm logged on and click on a survey image I'm contributing or one already in the
database, it is increasingly returning a blank page with blue spinning circle,
followed by the statement "A problem with this webpage has caused Internet Explorer
to close and reopen this page." Additionally, it sometimes returns a statement "We
were unable to return you to las-solanas.com. Internet Explorer has stopped trying
to restore this website as it appears that the website continues to have a problem."
and then gives me three "What you can do" options. A few times it has "kicked me
out" of ARSA forcing me to sign in again. This is not a showstopper, rather a
minor inconvenience, but I was just curious if anyone else is experiencing similar
occurrences or if it's a network anomaly on my end. Cheers!
|Feb 7, 11
||Need ARSA Jim's Help
ARSA Jim - I added the WIL survey for 5/1/1960 and there is a song #30 that is
Opportunity by Jewel & Eddie. The data base assigned this song to Opportunity by
the Jewels. I think that is an incorrect assignment since the Jewels song is
vintage 1964. Hope you can research it and fix it!! Thanks a lot.
|Dec 19, 10
||Need Help In Replacing Chart Images
I've been away for awhile and I'm back to adding some more surveys. I had
previously input survey images that were photocopies that were, in some cases, very
poor quality - hardly legible. I have obtained the actual surveys, so I can now add
new higher quality images. How do I delete the old survey image and replace it with
the new one? I tried deleting the survey, but it deleted all the information so I
had to re-enter the survey image and the survey listings. I don't want to do that
again. Any thoughts?
|Oct 4, 09
||New Chart Search Feature
Found a few hours and some inspiration and decided to work on a new chart search
feature. It's still in "Beta" and there are still a few problems, but all in all,
it works good enough to post.
You'll notice that when looking at chart data for a survey, the "TW" and "LW"
fields are now links pointing to the Chart Position Search page. If, for example,
you're looking at the KTKT survey for 2/22/69, you'll notice that Tyrone's "Can I
Change My Mind" is the number one song. Click the "1" under the "TW" column and
you'll get a list of all the Number 1's for that week in the database.
On that page, there's a Select Search Criteria button which you can use to search
on TW, LW, Weeks On, Date, Artist, Title, Label, Station, City, State. You can
even do a "Group By" (although it's still in Beta and known to have wonky
You can also select the columns for the report to list those things of interest to
So now you can, for example, look up all songs in, say, 1966 that were number 1
this week, but number 3 last week in Boston.
Hope you find it useful. Now back to gardening... (grunt).
|Nov 13, 09
||new input screens - 11/13/09
i like the new "add a survey" format: "enter chartweek & station", "add survey
images", and "enter survey chart data" - all on one screen. very nice.
you have to "add this survey" before progressing to the next section. there was one
moment of panic as my input to the headline and goodies section went blank when i
moved on to "add survey images". but, no worries, the data was still there.
one thing i've wondered about is disaster recovery - i assume there is a mirror
database backup and recovery plan in place. this collection is much too historic
and accurate to lose.
kudos, tim! cheers! roy
|Sep 21, 13
||New Maps (...or just where _is_ Echo Beach, anyway?)
A belated 10 Year ARSA Anniversary gift to several our our contributors who have
made Canada's surveys "#1 with a bullet" on our charts.
Yes, I've finally expanded the map to include the Canadian Provinces as well as
Hawaii and Alaska. My apologies if the perspective is poor or if I've accidentally
stolen land from our neighbors — cartography was never my forte!
Your comments & suggestions always welcome.
|Jun 23, 08
Hola-I love this site. Just Discovered it. I currently live two hours from Vegas and
four from Salt Lake City In St. George, Utah.
I've been looking at the charts for AZ-NV-and UT.
But the ones that have been most interesting to me were the WDLB, WSPT, and WRIG
lists for my home stomping ground of Central Wisconsin.
WRIG and WDLB are currently easy-listening stations and the less said about WSPT,
the better. A great station has been run into the ground by the person who has
owned it since the 90s.
I'm a big fan of The Robbs, a group that dominated Wisconsin Top 40 radio in the
I'm a big fan of Dick Bartley, Nuggets-type music, 60s Bubblegum and "sunshine
Looking forward to being a member.