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NPR 'Car Talk' duo retiring; reruns to continue

NPR's 'Car Talk' hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi appear in a file photo posted on CarTalk.com. (CarTalk.com)

June 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The comic mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk" are ending their joke-filled auto advice show.

Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi announced Friday that after 25 years, they will stop making new episodes of "Car Talk" at the end of September.

But fans need not fret - repurposed versions of old shows will stay on National Public Radio indefinitely.

The show, which airs every Saturday morning, is NPR's most popular program.

In a goodbye message posted on their website and titled "Time to Get Even Lazier," Tom wrote, "We're hoping to be like 'I Love Lucy' and air 10 times a day on 'NPR at Nite' in 2075."

NPR said the two will continue writing their "Dear Tom and Ray" column twice a week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.