Listeners remember Tom Magliozzi of ‘Car Talk,’ dead at 77

Nov 3, 2014

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Ray Magliozzi, left, and his brother Tom Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk” show, are photographed with their cartoon likenesses in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The brothers announced Friday, June 8, 2012 their plans to retire from the program.

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Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of NPR’s “Car Talk,” passed away Monday at the age of 77 due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Tom and his brother, Ray, hosted the show nationally on NPR since 1987. Known as “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers,” the brothers helped callers on a weekly basis with their car troubles, but not before cracking jokes and creating hilarious radio. Tom’s laughter was infectious, and his knowledge was expert.

This weekend, Ray will go live to tell listeners about the tragedy, as well as to do a special episode where they cover some of Tom’s best segments. The Magliozzi family has asked that instead of flowers, friends and listeners make donations to their favorite public radio station.


Doug Berman, longtime producer of “Car Talk” and “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”

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