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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!!!


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!  
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

Oct 12, 14 "Rock And Roll All Nite" - Kiss Paul Haney

Most of the big hit "live" versions of "Rock And Roll All Nite" by Kiss are sorting
under the initial studio release (which made just a handful of surveys).  I realize
that both were released in 1975, so it may be impossible to get them all to sort
properly and will understand if it can't be done.  Just thought I'd let you know
about it.
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".
Jan 21, 15 "When I'm With You" - Sheriff Gary Pfeifer
  Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Paul. And thank you to Kenn for taking
care of it!  Been a VERY busy day - this is my first time on the net today.
Jan 21, 15 "When I'm With You" - Sheriff Paul Haney
Hi Gary,

Some of the late 1988 surveys have this song sorting with the 1983 original release
instead of the big hit 1988/89 re-issue.

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!


  - 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!

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

 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
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...