“Tappet Brothers” ending run on “Car Talk”


NPR / National Public RadioTom and Ray Magliozzi said 6/8 they’ll stop making new episodes of their humorous National Public Radio car advice show at the end of September–25 years after “Car Talk” began in Boston on WBUR-FM. The show airs every Saturday morning and is NPR’s most popular show. Tom, the older brother, is 74. Ray is 63.

But their weekly call-in series will continue to be distributed by NPR drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.

“My brother has always been ‘work-averse,’ ” says Ray. “Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!”

“It’s brutal!” adds Tom.

The brothers have been actually taping Car Talk at WBUR in Boston for 35 years.

Beginning in October, the Car Talk production team will actively produce new shows built from the best of its material – more than 1,200 shows – with some updates from the brothers. The guys will also still write their twice weekly Dear Tom and Ray column, and put their feet in their mouths in surprising new ways on the web and Facebook.


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