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Radio – Longevity & Dedication

Barry Scott and his “Lost 45s” Set Standard for Dedication, Longevity and Historical Pop Fundamentalism By Mike Kinosian RadioInfo Managing Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief LOS ANGELES — Universally attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius, there is marvelous credence to the adage, “Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” Highly engaging, tireless, self-described radio “geek” Barry Scott is among the fortunate attaining such […]

todayJanuary 15, 2022


“The Lost 45s” in Billboard – Anniversary!

by Gary Trust | An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear again," many top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits from the mid-'60s through the '80s that have failed to live on in […]

todayJanuary 15, 2022


The Lost 45s: Top 10 Fave specialty shows!

My Appointment (Listening) Book Through The Years This essay, My Appointment (Listening) Book Through The Years, was written by Sean Ross for An Instant Request from Ron Gerber. He asks about “favorite music specialty shows of all time. I’d like to hear your thoughts on ‘American Top 40’ and its mid-’80s imitators (Rick Dees, Scott Shannon, ‘Countdown America’), Barry Scott’s ‘Lost 45s,’ Dick Bartley and Cindy Barton’s shows, ‘Open […]

todayJanuary 10, 2022


“The Lost 45s with Barry Scott” – Something Old Is New Again

Terrestrial radio may be in a crisis. MP3 technology has saturated our lives, and Satellite radio has begun its quest to do to terrestrial stations what cable has threatened to network TV. Ironically, the future of terrestrial radio may lie in its past. What could save radio as a viable medium is for it to give to its audience what they can’t get anywhere else: #1 hit music that is […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022


Advocate article!

Radio DJ Barry Scott is committed to keeping more of the notable 1970s and 80s recording artists’ songs heard during an era of tight playlists. He coined the phrase “The Lost 45s” in 1981 while a freshman hosting his show at Emerson College in Boston. “The Lost 45s” is currently syndicated on 52 radio stations nationwide and available 24/7 online. Click on the link to read why he’s still excited […]

todayApril 2, 2018


The Lost 45s Annual Top 100

The Lost 45s Never Surrender: The Top 100 of 2017 By Sean Ross/Radio Insight on January 4, 2018 There are three former countdown chart-toppers that listeners to Barry Scott’s “The Lost 45s” don’t even vote for anymore, all from a five year stretch in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s: Abba, “Dancing Queen”; Rupert Holmes, “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”; and Rick Springfield, “Jessie’s Girl.” With the passage of time, those songs […]

todayJanuary 4, 2018


Barry Scott plays “The Lost 45s” that listeners still remember!

Oldies by Calvin Gilbert Finding A 60s, 70s and 80s Niche It's a place where the Bay City Rollers and Rick Springfield still rule alongside the Partridge Family and the Captain & Tennile. And while Barry Scott isn't suggesting that these artists become staples of your programming, he's given the music a home with his syndicated show, The Lost 45s. On the air in Boston since 1981, The Lost 45s […]

todayAugust 4, 2017