Tom and Ray Magliozzi on Friday told listeners they will stop making any new episodes of their funny auto advice show at the end of September. This is 25 years after "Car Talk" began rolling in Boston. The show has aired every Saturday morning and is National Public Radio's most popular program.
Older brother Tom is 74 years old and the brothers says it is "time to stop and smell the cappuccino." "Car Talk" isn't ending on NPR, though. NPR says it has repurposed episodes that it will continue to air every week with material culled from the show's archives.
The brothers as normal joked about their retirement when they said:
"RAY: So, we can finally answer the question, if my brother retired, how would he know?
TOM: The good news is that, despite our general incompetence, we actually remembered to hit the “record” button every week for the last 25 years. So we have more than 1,200 programs we’re going to dig into starting this fall, and the series will continue."
The Boston-based brothers, turned their experience as mechanics into radio's most beloved programs, told listeners Friday morning with their signature winking style in a blog post titled: "Time to Get Even Lazier."
For more on the show visit wikipidea Car Talk Radio Show.