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Re: "The Lost 45s" with Barry Scott back on web
Boston has never been big for weekend syndicated fare.
How long has it been since Doctor Demento aired on a major station?
or Dick Clark etc etc
New York stations have no problem finding airtime for them.
Barry's show would seem to be a perfect fit for WROR these days or on WODS
to compliment what Little Walter does.
On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Mike Thomas wrote:
> I don't think that these 80's shows and formats have much to do with Barry's
> show at all. Heck, oldies stations came up with the idea of playing the most
> popular songs of days gone by long before the Lost 45's hit the air. 80's
> shows like Back To The 80's Friday Night on BMX and the "Awesome 80's on XLO
> play the most popular, highest testing and most requested songs of that era.
> They use the same methodology that oldies and classic rock stations use to
> determine the most popular gold titles to play.
> Having said that, I do want to say that I am a fan of the Lost 45's. Tbe whole
> idea behind the show is to play the songs from the 70's and 80's that don't get
> played on the radio anymore--the proverbial "Oh Wow" records. Barry goes for
> the forgotten and esoteric, not the most popular songs. The aim of the show is
> much different, and thus the playlists are much different from what these new
> all 80's stations are doing and what local stations are programming on their
> 80's features.
> Mike Thomas
> Mike_ed wrote:
> > 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 !!!