NPR's 'Car Talk' Putting on the Brakes After 25 Years

The chatty pair of mechanically minded brothers from Boston are calling it quits.

Sad news out of Boston today: 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.

WUWM in Milwaukee airs the show at 9 a.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays, according to the show's website.

They 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.

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.

Are you a fan of the show here in Wauwatosa? How will you get your car advice now? Please tell us in the Comments.


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