After 25 years, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the chatty mechanic brothers from Boston, are calling it quits.
Sad news out of Boston this week: Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as the Saturday morning radio mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk," are calling it quits, the Los Angeles Times reports. 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. The show is heard locally at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday on WHYY, 90.9 FM.