NPR's 'Car Talk' Ending Its Ride

Tom and Ray Magliozzi calling it quits after 25 years

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 8, 2012 10:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Oh tragedy of radio tragedies: The brothers behind "Car Talk," NPR's much-beloved (and, incidentally, most popular) program, have decided to slip the car into park and turn off the engine for good. Tom and Ray Magliozzi today announced that their final new episode of the Saturday morning show will be recorded at the end of September, 25 years after its launch. The AP, which notes that elder brother Tom is 74, reports that the brothers are ready to "stop and smell the cappuccino." NPR will air repurposed episodes in their absence.

Unfortunately, the end of new Car Talk episodes is closer than it may have appeared.
Unfortunately, the end of new "Car Talk" episodes is closer than it may have appeared.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Brothers Tom Magliozzi, left, and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio's Car Talk show, pose together in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, June 19, 2008.
Brothers Tom Magliozzi, left, and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, pose together in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, June 19, 2008.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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