Airs Saturday morning from 9-10 am
Car Talk is a "can't-miss" weekend tradition for tens of thousands of listeners. America's funniest automobile mechanics take calls from worn out car owners all over the country, never missing a chance to make a wise crack at the circumstances. Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, have laughed their way into the hearts of public radio listeners everywhere. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest, and you might learn something about cars while you're at it.
Car Talk is structured as a call-in radio show where listeners call with motor vehicle maintenance related questions. Most of the advice sought is diagnostic, making a light atmosphere with callers describing symptoms and demonstrating sounds of an ailing vehicle while the Magliozzis make an attempt at identifying the malfunction. While the hosts pepper their call-in sessions with jokes directed at both the caller and at themselves, the depth and breadth of their knowledge of automobiles is extensive, and they are usually able to arrive at a diagnosis and helpful advice.
Car Talk was first broadcast on WBUR in Boston in 1977. It was picked up nationally by NPR ten years later, and remains one of the most popular weekly radio programs in the country.
Car Talk is produced by NPR. For more information, visit http://www.cartalk.com.
Tom Strekal is KUNR's local Saturday morning host during this program.