For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics.
By making millions of listeners laugh, they have become the defining voices of public radio weekends. Their mixture of honesty, authenticity, knowledge and humor has won them numerous awards (including a Peabody), accolades from every major national publication, and the loyalty of millions of public radio listeners.
But now it's time to say goodbye to the Magliozzi brothers, as The Best of Car Talk ends this summer. No new shows have been produced since Tom Magliozzi died in 2014. Since then, WBUR – the station that produces Car Talk – has been repackaging available programming into the "best of." KPR's final airing of Car Talk will be Saturday, June 24, 9-10 a.m.
KPR will continue to air many other public radio staples, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and This American Life. But we'll be making a few other programming changes in the coming weeks, which we hope will streamline KPR's lineup of informative news, music and entertainment. Click here for the official announcement.
And, if you can't imagine a world without Car Talk, no need to fret, as WBUR promises that the podcast version will be available for the foreseeable future.