Iowa NPR Will No Longer Have New Clicks and Clacks: 'Car Talk' Putting on Brakes
After 25 years, the chatty pair of mechanic brothers from Boston are calling it quits.
Sad news out of Boston, and sad news for NPR in Iowa and across the country: 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.
Their show will continue to air in 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.
"Click and Clack, the Car Talk Brothers," as they call themselves, have amused and informed Iowans for years at 9 a.m. Saturdays on the Iowa's NPR stations.
The show was first broadcast on WBUR in Boston in 1977. It's now the most popular program on NPR and is heard coast-to-coast.