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Re: "The Lost 45s" with Barry Scott back on web

Mike--Thanks for the e-mail. I appreciated your response. The 80s shows at MIX were started when I was moved to their sister station, 93.7. They are pretty much copy cats, but I still believe "The Lost 45s" is a better product with higher name recognition. After 19 years with it, I know what songs to play--thanks to listeners requests--and my library of TV/Movie/News clips and interviews/IDs is larger than anyone's but maybe Dick Clark! Plus, playing music from just one decade gets old fast--just hear how many times "Come On Eileen" is played on those shows! Hopefully, a smarter PD will see the light and we'll be back on the air in Boston soon. Thanks again for your kind words. Barry

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As a long time fan of the lost 45's, let me be the first one to say how much you've been missed on the local airwaves.  However, having said that, I think that a ton of radio station PD's owe you their careers in my humble opinion.  Unfortunately they've stolen your idea and now with other radio stations not only doing like " Back To The Eighties Friday Night " on Mix 98.5 in Boston but having formats revolving around 80's hits, I can't help but feel that they've stolen your niche in the radio world.  I guess it's just like every other fad that hits pop culture in that once it hits big, that there is this copy cat effect and that's the problem with all the homogenization that going on in radio across the country.  Once they see something good in one market, now everybody else has to do it too.  I guess originality in radio has gone out the window !!!


A LONG TIME fan from Cape Cod

Barry Scott
Program Director/OldiesCentral.com
Programming Assistant/RadioAMP.com
Host of "The Lost 45s"/Lost45.com