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4/18/22-Aircheck’s podcast series on “The Lost 45s!”

    Listen to the first two parts of my recent guest appearance on the Aircheck podcast now! "Barry also tells us how the "The Lost 45s' show is produced with his thousands of audio clips and train wreck segues. We hear some of his many interviews including Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Cher. Plus how his conversation with Smokey Robinson landed him a call from Aretha Franklin and almost […]

todayJanuary 18, 2022


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 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