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Nov 29, 08 KFRC - 610 Survey for November 29th John Gallagher
 
The survey is listed as being from Nov. 29, 1972, when actually it should be listed
as Nov. 29th, 1971.
Sep 28, 08 RE3: Adding a survey K.A. Scott
 
Thanks for replying, Rob!  Tim has also gotten in touch with me via e-mail. I didn't
realize that he didn't check the Chat area that often -- hope neither he nor anyone
else was offended or put out by my comments!

Anyway, to answer your question, I've got surveys from the Toronto area.  Mostly
early 1980s stuff (CHUM/CFTR/Q107), but also some CKEY charts published in the
Toronto Telegram from the late 1960s.

Actually, in reference to the CKEY material, I have a question about how to input
the info.  CKEY (with tongue firmly in cheek) proudly proclaimed itself Toronto's
"number 2 station" (i.e., behind CHUM).  So naturally they had a tie-in gimmick --
the highest possible position on their charts was #2.  In other words, NONE of the
late 60s CKEY charts have a number 1 hit!

Any thoughts on how this deliberate (but funny) quirk should be reflected on this
site?  

Cheers,

- Kenn.





  

Sep 25, 08 RE2: Adding a survey Rob Ellis
 
Kenn,

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
them.

Rob
Sep 18, 08 RE: Adding a survey K.A. Scott
 
A common question, Craig....

With the greatest of respect, folks, there seems to be a disconnect somewhere.  On
the one hand, Gary's looking for more volunteers.  On the other, I volunteered to
input some surveys I have almost three months ago .... if only someone would give
me directions on how to do so.  I haven't heard a peep about this since.  

Okay, maybe you don't want newbies inputting material without it being vetted.  Or
maybe you're overloaded with work and can't respond to every individual request. 
(I know you have interests outside this site, and need to make a living!)  But
surely someone can set up a members-only page on how to submit surveys and scans,
so this excellent resource can grow even faster... 


Cheers,

- Kenn.
Sep 14, 08 Adding a survey Craig Swank
 
I just became a member and would like to contribute several surveys 

Can't figure out how to do it.

Help?  Anyone?
Aug 27, 08 KRLA, 8-28-81 Rob Price
 
Ah, memories of Fresno--I spent that summer opening up a Record Factory store on
Blackstone Avenue, and this chart pretty well reflects what was selling in the
steamy San Joaquin. Especially the Rick James and Teena Marie tunes. I spent that
summer trying to turn everyone on to the Go-Go's debut LP, which was
fantastic---interesting to see "Our Lips Are Sealed" breaking here a good couple of
months before it would chart nationwide. But our #1 selling single, far and away,
was stuck here at #20, and barely cracked the Billboard Top 30---Frankie Smith's
"Double Dutch Bus." Irritating as all get-out, but MAN, every kid in Fresno had a
copy of the 12-inch. "Gimme a ho if ya got ya funky bus pass....".
Aug 15, 08 Attn Jim re: The Swingin' Apolloes Rob Ellis
 
Jim,  I noticed you didn't have any info on The Swingin' Apolloes:

The Swingin' Apolloes - Summertime Blues / Slow Down (White Cliffs 262)

They were from Atlanta, Ga. and did make the charts there, but no luck in B'ham.
Aug 12, 08 Re: WAPE 8/12/71 John Gallagher
 
Thanks, Gary, for the posting of the actual survey in question. As I had mentioned,
the mistakes were probably on the original survey...and they were.

You'd think at the time that a powerhouse such as WAPE would have taken better care
to ensure that the info was correct.

Not only was WAPE the station that Ted Richards worked at before CKLW, but Jay
Thomas would eventually become a star on TV. I think he worked at WAYS in
Charlotte, NC after WAPE, then eventually 99X in New York and Mork & Mindy.
Aug 11, 08 More WAPE Mistakes... Rob Price
 
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."
Aug 11, 08 RE2: WAPE survey for the Week: 08/12/71 Gary Pfeifer
 
  I've just added the image from the WAPE survey. As you'll see, all the song
title/artist anomalies are as shown in the actual survey.  The error on the DJ name
is mine and I've made the correction.


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Even though an image of the survey isn't posted, from the data listed there are
some
errors, even though the info below probably appeared this way on the original
survey.

1. Under the following records are properly programmed:
Can't Get Fooled Again would actually be "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the Who.

2. Mary Ann by Steven Stills is actually "Marianne" from Stephen Stills.

3. Hitch Hiker by Creedence is actually Sweet Hitch-Hiker by Creedence Clearwater
Revival.

Under jocks, I believe Eddy 'Bear' Richards is actually Teddy 'Bear' Richards who
went on to fame at CKLW and Jones Radio Networks. He's now back in Detroit at
WOMC-FM.
Aug 11, 08 Re: WAPE survey for the Week: 08/12/71 John Gallagher
 
Even though an image of the survey isn't posted, from the data listed there are some
errors, even though the info below probably appeared this way on the original
survey.

1. Under the following records are properly programmed:
Can't Get Fooled Again would actually be "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the Who.

2. Mary Ann by Steven Stills is actually "Marianne" from Stephen Stills.

3. Hitch Hiker by Creedence is actually Sweet Hitch-Hiker by Creedence Clearwater
Revival.

Under jocks, I believe Eddy 'Bear' Richards is actually Teddy 'Bear' Richards who
went on to fame at CKLW and Jones Radio Networks. He's now back in Detroit at
WOMC-FM.
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!)

  Cheers,

  - Kenn.
Jul 8, 08 RE: Australian Charts Gary Pfeifer
 
>On an unrelated note, I've got Toronto area charts I submitted eons ago that have
yet to be posted -- just a gentle reminder.  I've also got more charts ready to
go,
some from CKEY in the 1960s, but I see no point in submitting them if you're
seriously backlogged.<

  Kenn,

   If you sent those Toronto charts to me, I apologize, but I have no recollection
of ever receiving them.

   As a result of amazingly generous contributions by many individuals, I have
received TONS of great surveys - enough to keep me busy for years.  I attempt to
enter as many surveys as possible but there's only so much I can do.  I think what
would be desirable at this point is for some more volunteers to key in surveys. 
Anyone interested?

    Gary 
Jul 7, 08 Server unresponsive? Tim Warden
 
Hi everyone,

You've probably noticed that our server has been a bit unresponsive the last week
or so.  The hosting company is aware of the problem, but I don't have a solution
yet.

A possible solution is to migrate the las-solanascom domain to a new server.  I'm
looking into the upgrade offered by the hosting company, but I need to fully test
the ARSA site before requesting the upgrade to assure there are no
incompatibilities.

So.... please be patient until -1- the hosting company determines where the slow
down is coming from (e.g who's porn server has the naughty perl or php scripts :-)
and/or -2- I finish testing ARSA on the new platform and order the upgrade.

Best regards,

Tim
Jul 7, 08 Australian Charts K.A. Scott
 
An on-line acquaintance has offered to help out -- he has  catalogue numbers for
all of the charting hits in Australia.

Contact bulion  optusnet  com  au  (I'll trust that you can decipher
this e-mail address properly...) 

On an unrelated note, I've got Toronto area charts I submitted eons ago that have
yet to be posted -- just a gentle reminder.  I've also got more charts ready to go,
some from CKEY in the 1960s, but I see no point in submitting them if you're
seriously backlogged.


Cheers,

- Kenn.  

Jun 30, 08 Calling Terry Stacey! ARSA Jim
 
Hi Terry, this is Jim, the ARSA "behind-the-scenes, database accuracy" geek! I know
that Tim, Gary & I all very much appreciate you contributing those vintage
Australian surveys into ARSA. They always provide a very interesting, unique chart
contrast, vs. the US/Canadian charts. But I must confess to you that it is usually
quite difficult and very time-consuming for me to try to somehow hunt down the
original Australian label/catalog info, for many of the songs that appear on your
contributed lists. Sometimes, if a label scan is included for a survey, I can then
eyeball it, and often locate additional, valuable "clues" found from there, but
I've noticed that survey scans never seem to be included on your contributed lists,
Terry (Don't feel bad, though - I don't know how to upload survey scans, either!)
But, since you are still living in Australia, I assume, I wonder if you could
possibly lend me a hand, in helping to determine the Australian label/catalog #
info for the "new-to-the-ARSA-database" songs, from your vintage Aussie surveys?
Perhaps there's an "Australian Joel Whitburn" type-book, that you know of, that
could possibly be of help to us here. I own plenty of books that detail U.S. 45
particulars, but elsewhere in the world, this type of documentation is far more
"hit-and-miss", to my experience. Your "ARSA Friends" profile had no e-mail contact
info for you, Terry, so I'm using "Two Cents" to communicate with you here. Both Tim
& Gary have my private e-mail, sir. So please, e-mail me back when you can, Terry,
so we can brainstorm together, and possibly determine an easier way for ARSA to
obtain these vintage Aussie 45 label/catalog # details. Thanks, Terry!   -Jim 
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.

Hmmmmmm.....

So, Howcum I can find no reference to the Wonders, The Vicksburgs, or Norm Wooster
on the KJET charts listed here?
Jun 26, 08 RE: Error on 6/22/78 WJET listing Gary Pfeifer
 
  The error has been corrected.  Thanks for pointing it out!
Jun 26, 08 "California Earthquake" John Gallagher
 
I remember in 1971 here in Erie, PA, the song was played frequently on WJET. In the
June 15, 1971 survey, it went from #14 to #9.
Jun 26, 08 Error on 6/22/78 WJET listing John Gallagher
 
FYI, #2 on the survey is "Bluer Than Blue" from Michael Johnson, but is listed by
ARSA as Michael Jackson.