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The Lost 45s

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The Lost 45s with Barry Scott is an American classic hits retro music radio and interview program. It focuses on Top 40 hits from the 1970s and 1980s.



The show has been on the air since 1981 starting at Emerson College, then at a series of Boston radio stations: WZLX, WBOS, Mix 98.5, 93.7 WEGQ, WODS Oldies 103.3 and WROR. It entered national syndication in 1993 and has been heard on the Internet at the website since 1999.

Scott has stated that his ultimate goal is to keep these songs and artists alive in an era of tight playlists. The Lost 45s claims to be America's largest music & interview library from the '70s and '80s.

Scott has written a book, We Had Joy, We Had Fun (ISBN 057119835X), released a CD series based on his program internationally and has appeared as a music expert and historian on VH-1's "Behind The Music," CNN and The Howard Stern Show. He has interviewed over 900 recording artists from the period.

Segments on The Lost 45s with Barry Scott

  • Lost 45 Conversations: Scott has interviewed over 900 pop stars from late 60s through the 80s, who tell their stories behind the songs.
  • Lost 45 Yearbook: Scott plays 5 songs that hit the Billboard Hot 100 from a certain year each week.
  • Rarities: Thousands of demos and rare versions of songs, some provided by the artists themselves. Includes lower charting 'shuddabeen' hits as requested often by listeners.
  • Lost Headlines: A look back at news stories from the late 60s through the 80s
  • TV Moments: Scott plays snippets of TV shows from the late 60s through the 80s
  • Movie Moments: Scott plays snippets of Movie from late 60s through the 80s
  • Lost 45 Box Set: Scott plays a group of themed based songs
  • Schoolhouse Rock Lessons: One "Schoolhouse Rock" segment is presented.
  • Current and former stations that have carried the show in syndication

  • KGBY FM/Sacramento, CA
  • KJR-FM/Seattle, WA
  • WBBQ FM/Atlanta, GA
  • KIMN FM/Denver, CO
  • WYST FM/Detroit, MI
  • WXTR FM/Washington, DC
  • KJSN FM/Modesto, CA
  • KMGL FM/Oklahoma City, OK
  • WSNE-FM/Providence, RI
  • WHYN-FM/Springfield, MA
  • WHBC-FM/Canton, OH
  • WXKC FM/Erie, PA
  • WKTI FM/Milwaukee, WI
  • WNSN FM/South Bend, IN
  • KELO-FM/Sioux Falls, SD
  • WSFR FM/Louisville, KN
  • WCIR-FM/Beckley, WV
  • WGOL FM/Lynchburg, VA
  • KLLS FM/Wichita, KS
  • WNNS FM/Spaulding, IL
  • WLNH FM/Laconia, NH
  • WWOD FM/Woodstock VT
  • WGNY-FM/Beacon, NY
  • KFTE FM/Lafayette, LA
  • WSWT FM/Peoria, IL
  • WSPT/Stephens Point, WI
  • WQLT-FM/Florence, AL
  • WZBZ FM/Burlington, VT
  • WYSR FM/Schenectedy, NY
  • KWYI FM/Kamuela, HI
  • WITZ-FM/Jasper, IN
  • KEZP FM/Alexandria, LA
  • WCLW FM/Eden, NC
  • WCRQ FM/Arab, AL
  • KRAI-FM/Craig, CO
  • KWAY-FM/Waverly, IO
  • WZBR FM/Kinston, NC
  • WTBX FM/Hibbing, MN
  • KOFI FM/Halipsell, MT
  • KOWZ-FM/Owatown, MN
  • KVHT FM/Vermillion, SD
  • KRKZ FM/Altus, OK
  • KZXR FM/Prosser, WA
  • WQRX FM/Valley Head, AL
  • KLCM FM/Lewiston, MN
  • WQEL FM/Bucyrus, OH
  • KMMR FM/Malta, MT
  • WBTN-FM/Bennington, VT
  • WBNF FM/Mariana, FL
  • KMBQ FM/Wasilla, AK
  • KCLY/KACQ FM/Lampass, TX
  • KTHE FM/Themopolis, WY
  • KZFN FM/Moscow, ID
  • KXGN AM/Glendive, MT
  • WORG FM 100.3 Elloree, SC - Current, Sat. 6:00 am ET
  • WION/1430 (AM-stereo/FM 92.7) Ionia, MI - Current, Sat. 6:00 pm ET
  • WGLM FM 106.3 Greenville, MI - Current, Sun. 2:00 pm ET
  • WSHK[WSAK]Hampton NH/Kittery ME
  • WODS FM/Boston, MA (former)
  • WZLX FM/Boston, MA (former)
  • References

    The Lost 45s Wikipedia

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