NPR's 'Car Talk' Putting on the Brakes
After 25 years, the chatty mechanic brothers from neighboring Cambridge are retiring.
Sad news out of Cambridge (eh hem "our fair city") today: Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as the Saturday morning radio mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk," are calling it quits, the Associated Press reports.
The show will continue to air in reruns, but after more than two decades of giving useful and hilarious advice on car maintenance to callers with every manner of malfunction, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers will produce no new episodes. Older brother Tom is 74 years old, while Ray is 63.
The show was first broadcast on WBUR in Boston in 1977. It's now the most popular program on NPR, with roughly 3.3 million listeners, and is heard coast-to-coast.