Boston-Radio-Interest Digest, Vol 20, Issue 9

Glenn Spatola
Tue Jan 19 16:31:32 EST 2016

That Brian Hyland tune is a great example of a rarely heard oldie, a Gary
Scott "Lost 45," if you will.  There are many, and others considerably more
obscure.  It would be great to hear more of these on terrestrial radio.
There is an internet station called "Boom FM" (also available on HD radio
in the Seattle market) that plays some of them.


On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM, <> wrote:

> Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 04:49:46 -0500
> From: Kevin Vahey <>
> To: A Joseph Ross <>
> Cc: Boston Radio Group <>,
>         Donna Halper <>
> Subject: Re: 60's Saturday Night On WRKO
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> Donna, I would be curious on your imput
> When you talk about oldies there became a 'Line of Demarcation'
> ? with Sgt Pepper being the boundary.
> ?You also have to factor the split between Top 40 AM and the rock music
> being played on FM post 1967.
> 30 years ago 'Music of Your Life' became a popular format playing songs
> from the 40's, 50's and 60's on what was then called MOR (Middle of the
> Road)
>  Guess what - now the boomers are entering that demographic.
> ?Post Sgt Pepper - which also coincided with the birth of FM stations - we
> saw MOR morph into a soft Top 40 and AM stations like WHDH and WNBC had a
> rebirth?.
> What is missing on radio today is the Top 40 on the early and mid 60's and
> the soft Top 40's of the 70's. The megahits are still being heard from both
> eras but how about the songs that lingered in the Top 20's for a few weeks
> and vanished. There are hundreds of songs that haven't seen airtime in
> decades but would strike memory cords if played again.
> Here is one example - this song was never a megahit but was in rotation for
> a few weeks and then went away but play it today to a boomer they will
> remember it and say 'I haven't heard that in years'.
> Thought?

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