Music Surveys

Back in the 50’s many Top 40 stations began printing weekly music surveys that were available at local record stores.

Here are some surveys from Boston radio in the 50’s and early 60’s.










WBZ Boston


Boston August 1958
WBZ Giant 51 – "Super Survey of Top Records"
Survey #71
Week of August 27, 1958


Boston September 1958
WBZ Giant 51 – "Super Survey of Top Records"
Survey #72
Week of September 2, 1958




WCOP Boston


Boston July 1957
WCOP – "Forty Top Tunes of Greater Boston"
Survey #27
Week of July 8, 1957 (Volume 2)


Boston December 1958
WCOP – "Forty Top Tunes of Greater Boston"
Survey #48
Week of December 1, 1958 (Volume 3)


Boston March 1959
WCOP – "Forty Top Tunes of Greater Boston"
Survey #13
Week of March 30, 1959 (Volume 4)




WHIL Boston


Boston April 1958
WHIL – "New England's Original"
Survey #16
Week of April 21, 1958


Boston October 1959
WHIL – "New England's Original"
Survey #43
Week of October 26, 1959


Boston November 1959
WHIL – "New England's Original"
Survey #45
Week of November 9, 1959


Boston November 1959
WHIL – "New England's Original"
Survey #48
Week of November 30, 1959


Boston April 1960
WHIL – "New England's Original"
Survey #16
Week of April 18, 1960


Boston December 1961
WHIL – "New England's Original"
Survey #50
Week of December 11, 1961




WNAC Boston


Boston September 1958
WNAC Easy Listenin' – "Recommended List"
Week of September 22, 1958


Boston January 1959
WNAC Easy Listenin' – "Recommended List"
Week of January 12, 1959