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‘Click And Clack’ Are Stepping Away From The Mic

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the technicians who host the “Car Talk” radio program on National Public Radio (NPR), are calling it quits after 1,200-plus shows. As of this fall, they will no longer record new programs. However, the weekly call-in series will continue to be distributed by NPR drawing on material from show archives.

The Magliozzis — as known as “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers” — have been taping “Car Talk” at WBUR in Boston for 35 years. The show has been on NPR member stations for the last 25 years.

They will still write their twice-weekly “Dear Tom and Ray” column and stay active online, including on Facebook.

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