Car Talk to end
On Friday, hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi, known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers," announced that they would be retiring from the popular NPR program in October.
"We've decided that it's time to stop and smell the cappuccino," Ray wrote on the show's website
Bummer. I never made it a point to listen but when I happened across it was like found money.
Beat me to it. Sad to hear this.
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Originally Posted by huskernut
That show is funny and those guys know their stuff and how to keep it light. That show will be missed.
I hope this is Booooooooogguuss!
Paddle faster, I hear banjo music!
Nope, it's legit.
Originally Posted by Husker in Spokane
Originally Posted by huskernut
I used to work at a public radio station. I always worked on Satuday and Sundays while I was going to school. Those guys, Prairie Home Companion and WhaDaYaKnow always made the time fly. They will be missed.
I liked that show. Bummer. The only two guys that can make car stuff funny!
The Top Gear UK guys are hilarious... auto-related humor lives on
Originally Posted by Huskermedic
Originally Posted by Nishioka
True, the are funny, but now there is a serious auto-related humor gap.
Little bit from the WSJ:
“Car Talk” is NPR’s most popular program, with 3.3 million people
tuning in every week at 660 stations, according to Eric Nuzum, vice president of programming at NPR. NPR’s next-highest rated show is “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” a news quiz show that garners 2.1 million listeners
per week. “They’re retiring at the top of their game,” Mr. Nuzum said of the brothers. “It’s the most successful program on public radio.”
The bantering brothers started taping “Car Talk” 35 years ago
at Boston’s WBUR station, giving advice about cars and life, and have since recorded more than 1,200 shows, according to NPR. It has been on NPR for 25 years.
“Frankly, it changed the whole nature of public radio in America,
” said Charlie Kravetz, general manager of WBUR. He said the brothers started the show at a time when public radio was largely journalistic and music-based, without entertainment programming. Many stations were “throwing a lot of spaghetti against a refrigerator and seeing what sticks,” he said.
The Magliozzi brothers said in their note to listeners that with Tom, the older of the two, turning 75 this year, it was time to “stop and smell the cappuccino.”
“We’ve managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, given out tens of thousands of wrong answers, generated lawsuit threats from innumerable car companies, and had a hell of a lot of fun talking to you guys,
” wrote Ray, the younger brother, in their farewell note on Car Talk’s website.
The brothers will continue to record parts for the show that can’t be reclaimed from their old calls—like fundraising spots and promotions, Mr. Nuzum said. They will also continue to write their twice weekly column “Dear Tom and Ray.”
About a future reappearance on NPR, Ray said “It’s unlikely, but anything’s possible.” His brother, characteristically, disagreed: “Absolutely not…I’m done.”
TOM: So as of October, we're not going to be recording any more new shows. That's right, we're retiring.
RAY: So, we can finally answer the question, if my brother retired, how would he know?
Originally Posted by OmaHusker
there is no humor like auto humor
Click and Clack will be missed by most everyone who listened in. I can hear them laughing now, and signing off by saying, "Don't drive like my brother!"
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