'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77
November 3, 2014 at 12:06 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of TOM MAGLIOZZI, half of NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO's popular "CAR TALK" hosting team, who died MONDAY (11/3) of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 77, reports NPR.
TOM and his brother RAY, who called themselves "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" on their longrunning show, offered humorous advice to motorists about all kinds of automotive maladies. Natives of EAST CAMBRIDGE, MA, the MAGLIOZZIs opened a car repair shop in the 1970s, originally "HACKER'S HEAVEN" and then "THE GOOD NEWS REPAIR SHOP." They were discovered for radio when they were placed on a panel of car mechanics for a show on BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON; only TOM showed up, was asked to return the following week, and brought RAY with him. The resultant show, "CAR TALK," joined NPR's lineup in 1987 and went into rerun mode two years ago; the reruns are likely to continue.