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Click and Clack pull the plug on NPR show

Click And Clack

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It’s the end of an era: Click and Clack are retiring.

The duo, real names Tom and Ray Magliozzi, have hosted the program Car Talk on NPR for the past 25 years. According to a transcript from their website,

TOM:  …with Car Talk celebrating its 25th anniversary on NPR this fall (35th year overall, including our local years at WBUR)…

RAY:  …and my brother turning over the birthday odometer to 75, we’ve decided that it’s time to stop and smell the cappuccino.

TOM:  So as of October, we’re not going to be recording any more new shows.   That’s right, we’re retiring.

Car Talk was ostensibly a weekly call-in program about car issues that aired Saturday mornings, but the duo would goof with each other and viewers and get easily sidetracked.

Fans shouldn’t fear: Although they will stop making new episodes in the fall, old shows will continue to air.

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