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Jul 14, 13 KJAY – 1430 THE “SOUL OF SACRAM Ben E. McCoy
 
Gary Pfeifer:

first Lee Tucker, now you!  where in the heck did you end up with a copy of that
really historic R&B music survey from K/JAY, West Sacramento, a virtually unknown
500 watt, daytime-only medium-wave outlet???

again, this was another station i had worked for way back when, but (during my era)
there were no surveys published anymore from this broadcaster.

it really seems so weird and coincidental (to say the least) for you two ARSA
veterans posting a radio survey apiece which were part of my old career as a dick
jockey... simply amazing stuff, guys, wowee!!!

sincerely,

ben e. mccoy, ret.
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.
Mar 6, 12 "Clean" vs. "weeks on info added by hand" surveys........ ARSA Jim
 
Excellent question, Lee. How 'bout this? Let's keep doin' it the way we have been
(me adding them in for you), as I think, in a perfect world, the cleaner scans are
preferable to be displayed on ARSA. But going forward, there are bound to be times
when the various tribute sites are missing survey scan weeks that you do happen to
own/key in on here. Therefore, if several days go by, and I haven't yet uploaded a
scan, you can then safely conclude that I simply hadn't found a scan over there to
upload. In that case, I would then encourage you to go ahead and upload your scan -
I don't think anyone will mind that you happened to write the "weeks on" info on
there by hand. (I also sometimes did that myself!) Glad it all worked out, buddy!  
 -Jim 
Oct 15, 09 "Come On Up" by Harold? Geno Rice
 
I can't find the above single in the database -- its #23 on the 4 July 1970 CFRA
survey I just posted.
Feb 7, 12 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - Rod Stewart Paul Haney
 
The correct title of the Rod Stewart song is "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" not "Do Ya
Think I'm Sexy?".
Jan 4, 12 "Gonna Fly Now" - Bill Conti Paul Haney
 
There are 2 instances of "Gonna Fly Now" showing up under the artist Rocky II (Bill
Conti) in the singles database.  They are on the year-end surveys for WICC and KBEQ
for 1977, so they should be listed under the original "Gonna Fly Now" by Bill Conti
from 1977.
Sep 15, 14 "I Want To Take You Higher" - Sly & The Family Stone Paul Haney
 
Some of the 1970 re-entries are sorting with the original 1969 release of this song.
Jan 5, 12 "I'm Stepping Out" - John Lennon Paul Haney
 
Hey Jim, a quick correction for you.  The 1984 John Lennon release is titled "I'm
Stepping Out" not "I'm Steppin' Out".
Sep 30, 14 "Promises" - Eric Clapton Paul Haney
 
Hi Gary,

I noticed that you added "Promises" and "Watch Out For Lucy" by Eric Clapton. 
However, this was simply one of those "end-of-the-year" problems as those titles
were already under Eric Clapton & His Band, so ideally they should all sort
together.

Thanks!
Jan 16, 12 "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin'" - Jermaine Jackson Paul Haney
 
Hey Jim, there's still a problem with this particular title in the singles database.
 There are now 3 separate entries for this title, and a couple of the newer entries
are being split away from the others.  I'm hitting a period where I'll be entering
this title often, so it would be nice to get them all grouped under one entry.  Let
me know if there is some "trick" I can use while entering this title to get them to
all come out together.  This is one of those titles that was never eligible for the
Hot 100, so it's always been of particular interest to me.
Jul 12, 11 "Watergrate" - Dickie Goodman Paul Haney
 
I was looking over the Dickie Goodman single entries this morning and I believe that
his 1973 single is titled "Watergrate" not "Watergate".
Sep 11, 14 "You're A Lady" - Dawn Paul Haney
 
I was wondering why this title got the "red dot" when I entered it.  Turns out that
this title was already under the artist Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando, but the year
was 1973, instead of 1972 (which is the correct release year).  Anyway, it's now in
the database twice (once under Dawn and once under Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando) and
should only be in once as it's on a few different surveys.
Oct 8, 09 '67 peak K.A. Scott
 
Intersting question Rob.  I've always assumed the 67 peak represents a confluence of
two things: it was probably a time when top 40 was at its (pre-Drake format) most
alive and kicking; and it's quite possibly the year that many of the site's most
prolific data keyers were most actively listening to the radio and collecting
various charts.  

But I'm just guessing, as 1967 was quite literally before my time!  (Why dod you
think I key in so many 80s surveys?)  Anyone else have any ideas?
Apr 9, 09 02/22/86 — CHUM-FM 104.5 FM ( Toronto, Ontario ) K.A. Scott
 
Hi all...

  For this and subsequent CHUM-FM album charts, the self-titled album by Heart is
being compiled with the self-titled album by Streetheart, a completely different
band and album.

  And with that nitpick noted....Happy Easter weekend, all!


  Cheers,

  - Kenn.  





Apr 3, 10 1,000 Stations Gary Pfeifer
 
 While maybe not as momentous as reaching the 10,000 survey mark (which is now well
on its way to 15,000!), we now have surveys from 1,000 different radio stations on
ARSA!  Thank you again to all for making this possible!

 Gary
Sep 12, 13 10 Years! Gary Pfeifer
 
  It was ten years ago today, that the very first survey, a KTKT chart from
11/16/68, was entered into the ARSA website marking the beginning of an amazing
run! Ten years and almost 34 thousand surveys later, ARSA is going stronger than
ever! 

 The number of most generous survey contributions we receive are running at an all
time high and we can barely keep up at times! We appreciate every single survey
that has ever been entered into the site or sent our way.

 Big thank yous to all our faithful survey keyers and contributors! And a special
word of thanks to Tim Warden who had the idea and know how to start this wonderful
website!
Jun 2, 09 10,000 Gary Pfeifer
 
  10,000 Surveys!!!  What an accomplishment!  I didn't want just a random survey to
mark this milestone, so I cheated a little and entered a KTKT survey a bit ahead of
time for #10,000.  Why KTKT?  Two reasons:  the very first survey ever entered on
this site back on September 12, 2003 was a KTKT survey, and Tucson is the home of
the founder/programmer/maintainer of the ARSA website - Tim Warden.   My very
special BIG THANKS to Tim for having the 
idea for this survey collection site, and for his dedicated time and efforts for
getting it up and running, and the continual maintenance and addition of 
improvements/extra features over the years.  Also a personal Thank You to 
Tim for having invited me from the very beginning to contribute surveys.

  Also, heartfelt Thanks for Jim for keeping the behind the scenes database
information as accurate as possible - an amazing feat!  Thank You's also to Roy
Ballard, Kenn Scott, Rob Ellis, John Schwob, Mark Zacarelli, John Frank, 
and everyone else who has contributed a survey to the website!

  And finally, Thank You to all who just visit and enjoy the website.  It's what
makes it all worthwhile.

  Onwards to 15,000 now...

   Gary
May 24, 09 10,000 Surveys, Here We Come! Roy Ballard
 
Wow! Only 96 more surveys to get to 10,000!
That is amazing and fantastic!
Great efforts by lots of dedicated people always make a great team. Keep it
going....
cheers! Roy
Jun 3, 09 10.000 Surveys John Schwob
 
I'd like to offer my congratulations especially to Tim and Gary, but also to
everyone else who has contributed surveys.  I would also like to thank everyone who
visits this site.  After all, part of the motivation to spend the time and effort to
put surveys out here is so that others can enjoy them.  I am proud to be the primary
contributor to the station that is still #1 in most surveys, KXOK in St. Louis.  I
am still trying to find some more of them.  Contributing more than 700 surveys to
this site has been a labor of love - it has brought back so many memories of my
youth.  I remember going to the local department store record department each
Friday to get my survey.  I remember Friday afternoons in which my favorite station
here in St. Louis (KXOK) would play the top 40 in reverse order beginning at 3:00
pm.  School would let out at exactly 3:00 and I would rush to my locker, get my
transistor radio and ear phones and begin listening.  Fortunately, high school
basketball and football games would begin at 7:00, so I would get to listen all the
way to #1 before the game.  
Jan 10, 11 1959 - Old Black Magic by the Clovers John Schwob
 
I have to post a comment. Someone has way too much time on their hands!!!!  About an
hour or two ago, I added a survey for 1959-08-02 for KWK in St. Louis.  One of the
songs, Old Black Magic by the Clovers was not in ARSA's data base.  So I was going
through the process of a google search for this song to find the Label and Catalog
Number.  In the meantime my back button on Internet Explorer stopped working, so I
spent about an hour searching through various forums to find a solution.  When all
the solutions didn't work, i went ahead and did the usual IT Tier 1 solution to
problems - I "rebooted".  And it worked. So now having got the Label and "B" Side
and the Catalog Number, I go back into ARSA and find that someone has already found
that my survey had a song that wasn't in the data base and put in the Label and
Catalog Number.  I know that's true because on the main page of ARSA, this song is
the most recent song added to the data base.  So who in the ARSA community is my
"music guardian angel" that felt that my uncatalogued song was somehow a major
blemish to ARSA and thus they had to find out the details on this song? Maybe that
is the true beauty and wonder of ARSA that so many people (and the number seems to
be growing) are concerned about accuracy of the surveys and completeness of the
data base.  I am truly dumbfounded.  So who added the info on this song?  I have to
know!!!!!!  :>)