1/4/18-2017 Top 100 Article

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 […]

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3/18/14-"The Lost 45s" to PDs : Wake Up!

Barry Scott and his “Lost 45s” Set Standard for Dedication, Longevity and Historical Pop Fundamentalism   radioinfo | March 18, 2014 By Mike Kinosian RadioInfo Managing Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief Universally attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius, there is marvelous credence to the adage, “Find a job you love and […]

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Top 10 shows of all-time! Radio-Info

My Appointment (Listening) Book Through The Years Wednesday, August 3, 2011 This essay, My Appointment (Listening) Book Through The Years, was written by Sean Ross for's Programming & Music column.   An Instant Request from Ron Gerber, host of KFAI Minneapolis’ Friday night “Crap From The Past.” He asks […]

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Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Paul Simon

by Gary Trust | April 21, 2011 4:05 EDT CHAINED MELODY: As previously reported, "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting Rihanna her 10th No. 1, a milestone that only eight other artists have reached in the chart's 52-year history. "S&M" ascends to the summit fueled by the […]

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'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

by Gary Trust | March 08, 2011 1:05 EST 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 […]

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Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

by Gary Trust | March 09, 2011 1:05 EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives, it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning […]

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Ask Billboard: The Most-Played Former Hot 100 No. 1s

by Gary Trust | March 11, 2011 4:55 EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if […]

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Un-Featured Featured Artists

by Gary Trust | August 11, 2010 1:05 EDT "Love the Way You Lie," by Eminem featuring Rihanna, is the 46th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 2000 specifically sporting a "featuring" artist credit. Between 1958 and 1999, just 18 such titles reigned. Still, high-profile acts have guested on hit […]

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"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 […]

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Listeners Find A Favorite in "The Lost 45s"

Clea Simon/BOSTON GLOBE Barry Scott has accumulated an odd collection of chart-topping numbers. Not only does he have the songs he plays every Sunday evening on WODS-FM (103.3) - forgotten favorites from such artists as Sweet, Kiki Dee, and Blue Swede that he calls "Lost 45s." He also has some […]

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Syndicators Try Their Hands At Hits Compilations

by Chuck Taylor New York Nationally known air personality Barry Scott is putting his money where his mouth is with the release of his compilation CD series. The notable air personality, archivist, and author released " The Lost 45s Of The 70s And 80s, Volume One" in 1998 through Varese […]

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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 […]

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