Barry’s radio career started at age 5 in his bedroom, announcing records, news and weather. His Middle School music teacher encouraged him to attempt a broadcasting career. “The Lost 45s” began at Emerson College in 1981. After graduation, the show was picked up by a commercial station and has received #1 ratings since. The program has been in national syndication since 1993.
“The Lost 45s” is home to America’s Largest Classic Hits Music & Interview Library with Barry Scott as curator of charted records which no longer receive adequate airplay. Scott’s desire is to keep these songs and performers alive in an era of tight playlists.
“The Lost 45s” has America’s largest library of over 850 EXCLUSIVE recording artist interviews!
Scott’s first book, “We Had Joy, We Had Fun” became an international bestseller. In addition his CD series: “Barry Scott Presents ‘The Lost 45s’ of the 70s and 80s” has been a huge success. “The Lost 45s” has been recognized by many national publications, including Billboard, Radio and Records, Rolling Stone, Spin and the New York Daily News. Barry Scott has appeared on VH-1’s “Behind The Music,” CNN, “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight” and Howard Stern. He is recognized nationally as one of the foremost authorities on pop music. Scott’s library also contains over 100 hours of TV, movie and news clips!
Barry Scott raised over a million dollars to fight AIDS, co-creating the “Aim For The Heart” Radiothon and a series of concerts starring KC & The Sunshine Band, Captain & Tennille, The Cowsills, David Cassidy and the The Bay City Rollers! Barry also hosted a dance show for many years!