NPR ‘Car Talk’ Hosts to Retire; Show Will Continue in Reruns
Future shows will draw on 25 years of material from Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, according to a statement on NPR’s website. “Car Talk” has aired on NPR since 1987, after beginning as a local broadcast from Boston’s WBUR station in 1977.
The hour-long show, which airs weekly on Saturday mornings, has 3.3 million listeners, according to Anna Christopher, a spokeswoman for NPR. It has the largest audience for an NPR program when measured by any 15-minute segment, she said.
Tom Magliozzi, the older of the two brothers, will turn 75 this year.
“My brother has always been ‘work-averse,” Ray Magliozzi, 63, said in the statement. “Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him.”
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