I was 25 when “Oldies 103.3″ went on the air in 1987. I grew up with a love for all types of music but I’ve always loved the music of the 50′s and 60′s.
Songs that were stories and singers like Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holley, The Big Bopper, Patsy Cline, Bobby Vinton, The Everly Brothers,Elvis, the Beatles, Peter,Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, Diane Ross and the Supremes, Janis Joplin, Mama’s and Papa’s , Frankie Valli ,etc.
Over the years they switched it up and 50′s and 60′s became 70′s and 80′s (music I grew up with are now the oldies) but it was still classic with Pat Benatar, Donna Summer, Aerosmith, the Bee Gee’s and such.
Barry Scott and the Lost 45′s – Seasons in the Sun, My Name is Michael, My Sharona, Lovin’ You
took the place of Little Walter’s Sunday Night Time Machine – Sink the Bismark, Battle of New Orleans,Monster Mash, Little Nash Rambler, etc. songs that were fun and told stories.
WODS also had the classic Boston voices – Dale Dorman, Karen Blake, JJ Wright, Paula Street, Paul Perry, Pete Falconi, Barry Scott and the Lost 45′s.
But times are changing and so is radio. The 50 and over crowd isn’t the demo advertisers want and so this older music is being replaced by AMP 103.3 a Top 40 station.
Has Bob Dylan Sang “The Times they are a changing” GoodBye to “Oldies 103.3″