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Dec 1, 14 WJLB Detroit RE: 1967-12-25 / WJLB ( Detroit, Michigan ) Geno Rice
OH, way to go Kenn! Thanks, they're excellent.
Dec 1, 14 WJLB Detroit 1967-12-25 / WJLB ( Detroit, Michigan ) K.A. Scott
Hi Geno...

Managed to decipher a couple of those semi-legible low-res entries for you -- take
a look at the chart entries and see if you agree!


- Kenn.
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
Sep 29, 11 WABX Detroit RE: 1983-10-21 / WABX ( Detroit, Michigan ) K.A. Scott
Thanks for flagging this, Paul!  The Was (Not Was) single hasn't been entered into
the database yet, but ARSA's 'title recognition' program found what it thought was
a close-enough match and linked it up. 

Thanks to your catching this, ARSA Jim will enter the Was (Not Was) single into the
database ASAP -- knowing him, probably before nightfall -- and then link the correct
single to the chart.

As always, loving the 80s charts, Paul!  
Sep 29, 11 WABX Detroit 1983-10-21 / WABX ( Detroit, Michigan ) Paul Haney
The song at #37 on this survey ("Smile" by Was (Not Was)) is showing up in the
singles database under "A Smile And A Ribbon" by Prudence!
Nov 13, 10 WDRQ Detroit 1976-04-12 / WDRQ ( Detroit, Michigan ) John Torvinen
I have just posted the WDRQ surveys for April 5 and April 12, 1976 based on how they
are labeled.  Since WDRQ seemed to have a new survey every seven days, it seems
logical that the April 12 survey would show Last Week (LW) positions that
correspond to the April 5 survey but it does not.  Also, the number of weeks column
gives the impression that there was a survey released between these two surveys. 
For example, the number of weeks for "Sara Smile" on April 5 was 3; on April 12, it
was 5.
Sep 18, 10 WDRQ Detroit 1973-06-04 / WDRQ ( Detroit, Michigan ) John Torvinen
WDRQ usually listed the top albums on its survey.  However, on this survey, the
album listing was replaced by an entry blank for its contest for a trip to San
Francisco.  Entries were to be sent to WDRQ, 15933 West 8 Mile Rd., Detroit, Mich.
48235.  This is the same 8 Mile made famous as the title of the Eminem movie.
Oct 27, 13 WWGO Erie RE2: 1970-05-15 / WWGO ( Erie, Pennsylvania ) Tim Warden
Done -- I removed the duplicate.

On a separate note, I started cleaning up a few of the album entries for Zep,
Chicago & Santana.  More work to do there, as occasionally a "Zeppelin" in 71 will
match to Zep III instead of IV, depending on how it is entered (e.g. untitled vs
listing it as "IV")...  I don't even want to think about Peter Gabriel's first 4
untitled albums...
Oct 24, 13 WWGO Erie RE: 1970-05-15 / WWGO ( Erie, Pennsylvania ) Gary Pfeifer
 I alerted Tim about the duplicate survey.  He's the only one who can delete it. 
Oct 23, 13 WWGO Erie 1970-05-15 / WWGO ( Erie, Pennsylvania ) K.A. Scott
Just a heads-up -- this particular survey appears to have been entered into the
database twice. This is a very rare occurrence here on ARSA, but I guess
occasionally one sneaks past!


- Kenn.
Jul 14, 13 CIHI Fredericton 1980-12-12 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols
Thanks Gary, Kenn,

If that is how ARSA wants it that is how I will do it.

I think it is good though to have my notes about this song somewhere, which is why
I made one about this song on the chart if first appeared as a double song. 

While this song was a double sided single release in the USA (like Kenn's Queen
example), in Canada, from it's independent band release on Extreme ER-1 in 1979, to
the re-release on Extreme/WEA in 1980 the song was not a double sided single but
listed as This Beat Goes On-Switchin' / Switchin' and then the re-release as This
Beat Goes On-Switchin' To Glide / My Habit. Complicated even in Canada with the
promo release of Switchin' To Glide to radio before the full re-release of the

Luckily for our neighbours south, a 12" promo was released to radio with both songs
on both the a and b side so that there weren't flipping issues while playing :)

However, I do not wish to get too nitpicky.  I am involved in other online
databases, that go way too far with preciseness and it drives me crazy.  

I just find the issue interesting, especially due to the intricacies of
licensing/copyright in various countries.

Thanks for the comments
Jul 13, 13 CIHI Fredericton RE: 1980-12-12 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Gary Pfeifer

   Looks like Kenn has already aptly handled this one.  I agree that the easiest
way to handle the Kings song is to create indivual entries for "This Beat Goes On"
and "Switchin' To Glide".
Jul 13, 13 CIHI Fredericton RE: 1980-12-12 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) K.A. Scott
Hi Derek...

  I know this medley quite well -- a classic piece of CanCon! I've had to enter it
into the database on numerous occasions, and for stations that list *both* tracks I
have dealt with it as a two-sided hit.  This meant that I created separate chart
entries (with identical chart placings) for both "This Beat Goes On" and for
"Switchin' To Glide".  The database picks up on both of these entries.

  The situation is similar to the Queen two-sided hit "We Will Rock You" and "We
Are The Champions", which many stations wound up playing back-to-back as a medley
(as it appears on the album News Of the World).  Again, ARSA lists both tracks
separately, and treats it as a double-sided hit.

  Hope that clears things up!


  - Kenn.


Jul 13, 13 CIHI Fredericton 1980-12-12 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols
There are a handful of songs that cause nightmares for catalogers.  The Kings aong
This Beat Goes On-Switchin' To Glide definitely qualifies as one!

The song first charted as Switchin' To Glide. In actuality, that was only part of
the song and the full song was This Beat Goes On-Switchin' To Glide. It recharted
as the full single.

It was released in varies forms, with Switchin' To Glide and This Beat Goes On as
A/B sides, and vice versa. The full single was also released as an A side with the
B side being  My Habit.

Radio stations played various incarnations of this song over the song's radio
lifespan. The cross border US/Can copyright and releases also help cloud the

When this first charted on CIHI, it was as Switchin to Glide and is linked to that
song in the ARSA db.  After a few weeks it recharted as the full release. That
isn't linked in, as per this chart.  

So after all the rambling, how this should be linked in is the question.  Then,
I'll enter it appropriately so it does on future charts.


Jul 9, 13 CIHI Fredericton 1980-06-27 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols
Countin' On You / If You Really Need Me
RCA PB 50573
Jul 4, 13 CIHI Fredericton 1980-01-25 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols
Baby & The Blues / Mansion of the Wind
(Posterity) PT-107
May 21, 13 CIHI Fredericton 1979-07-06 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols
Need the Goerge Harrison single Love Comes To Everyone added.  thanks.
May 6, 13 CIHI Fredericton RE: 1979-01-26 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Gary Pfeifer

   There was a US release of this.  The label/number and flip side are the same as
the Canadian release.
May 6, 13 CIHI Fredericton 1979-01-26 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols

A side:
Summer Night City 

B side:
Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special

Label:Atlantic ‎ AT 3515

I used the Canadian label information.  I don't believe there was a US release.   
May 6, 13 CIHI Fredericton RE2: 1978-12-22 / CIHI ( Fredericton, New Brunswick ) Derek Nichols
Hi Kenn,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

yes I have almost all CIHi charts through 1991.   In the mid eighties instead of
attending classes, I spent many hours pouring over microfilm at the university
library.  :)

I'm just glad I've found a reason to dig all those charts out, and relive my past.