Click and Clack of NPR's Car Talk Retiring
After 35 years at WBUR and 25 with NPR, Tom and Ray Magliozzi are hanging up their microphones.
"And remember, don't drive like my brother."
For decades listeners to NPR's Car Talk have heard the two comedic mechanic brothers sign off the show with that humorous warning. It is the final piece of advice on the hour-long show in which Tom and Ray Magliozzi would take listen calls on their car problems and answer them with much humorous discussion, jokes about their mechanics and the car industry and often with some self-deprecating humor on their own abilities.
Their show will continue to air in 'classic' reruns, but after 25 years of giving at once useful and hilarious advice on car maintenance to callers with every manner of malfunction, no new episodes will be produced. Older brother Tom is 74 years old, while Ray is 63.
"My brother has always been 'work-averse,' " said Ray in a release on NPR. "Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!"
"It's brutal!" Tom added.
The brothers will mark their 25th anniversary on NPR this fall, and then put the series in the hands of their producers, who will continue to produce the show, the release states.
Find out more about Car Talk on their web site.
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