Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lost 45's is set to return on WROR 105.7

image001.jpgWROR 105.7FM will become the new home of Boston's 30-year radio fixture - "The Lost 45s with Barry Scott" starting next Sunday, September 2nd, it was announced today.

WROR will air the weekly show regularly in the Sunday's 7pm-10pm slot starting September 16th. However, for the first two Sundays(Sept. 2nd and 9th), the show will run from 6pm to 10pm as Lost 45's will air its  "Annual Top 100 Countdown".

The Lost 45s was born at Emerson's WERS 88.9 in the fall of 
1982 where Scott was a student DJ.  It features Top 40 hits that no longer heard on-air, artist interviews, TV, movie and news clips, vintage TV ads and TV show themes. The show has spawned a best-selling book, "We Had Joy, We Had Fun" as well as a CD series.

Lost 45's has aired on Boston's commercial radio dial almost 

continuously since 1985. It has run on stations that are still around and some that are no longer with us - WZLX 100.7(September 1985-February 1992), WBOS 92.9(April 1992-May 1993), WBMX 98.5(May 1993-July 1997), WEGQ/Eagle 93.7(July 1997-April 1999), WROR 105.7 (May 2001-December 2001) and WODS 103.3 (December 2001-June 2012). 

The show has been airing
on-line continuously since October 1999. Currently, Barry Scott's daily Lost 45's features and weekend show are in national syndication on over two dozen stations around the country.

As formats change and stations change directions, Scott has been forced to find new outlets for Lost45's on a number of occasions over the past three decades. This year was one of those years. Earlier this summer, after a 10 1/2 year run at WODS 103.3, Lost 45s became homeless once again as WODS unexpectedly flipped formats in late June from classic hits of the 70's and 80's to today's dance-oriented Top 40 urban pop music(
BRW 6/27). 

Ironically, Lost 45's is now returning to WODS' former competitor, WROR 105.7, which briefly ran it in 2001. Scott told BRW earlier today : "It feels good to be going back to a station I left 11 years ago to get to 103.3 and glad they want me back!"

Here's the official press release from WROR 105.7 on the return of Lost 45's :

MEDIA ADVISORY                        
DATE:  August 21, 2012

Ken West, Program Director
617-822-6424 kwest@wror.com

Boston Has Spoken and 105.7 WROR Listened!
Boston's Home for Classic Hits Welcomes Barry Scott and The Lost 45's

Boston, MA (August 21, 2012):  “Boston radio listeners told us they wanted The Lost 45's and we heard them loud and clear.  Barry Scott's show is all about music and fun.  His long-running show will add even more fun to our lineup,” said WROR Program Director Ken West.

Barry Scott will premiere on 105.7 WROR on Sunday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 9th with a Lost 45's tradition, The Annual Top 100 Countdown, airing from 6 to 10pm.  Beginning September 16thThe Lost 45's will air Sunday nights from 7-10pm. 

In response to 105.7 WROR being the new home of The Lost 45's, Barry Scott said, “I'm excited to be joining the land of Loren & Wally and becoming a part of a legendary station with a real knowledge and passion for music from the 60's, 70's and 80's!  105.7 WROR won the Classic Hits war in Boston, proving once again that Greater Media is a winning team!”

Barry Scott’s radio career started at age 5 in his bedroom, announcing records, news and weather. “The Lost 45s with Barry Scott” began at Emerson College in 1981. After graduation, the show was picked up by a commercial station and has received #1 ratings ever since. The program has been in national syndication since 1993.

“The Lost 45s” is America’s Largest Classic Hits Music & Interview Library featuring charted records which no longer receive adequate airplay. Scott’s desire is to keep these songs and performers alive. “The Lost 45s” has America’s largest library of over 800 EXCLUSIVE recording artist interviews! You can read more about the show at his web site: www.lost45.com!
105.7 WROR is Boston's home for Loren & Wally and the music you grew up with from the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s. We feature the music of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Elton John, Journey, and more! 

WROR-FM is owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 22 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets.  Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.


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BRW Notebook :

Where did everyone go? : The beach. While the Herald's Jed Gottlieb is skewering the corporate radio landlords for taking all the fun and personality out of local radio, the Patriot Ledger's Adam Vaccaro is assessing all the viable radio and on-line options for the abandoned WFNX crowd.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that is great for barry. had the privilage to work after him for a short time on WODS and he is a great guy. Glad he is back on local radio!