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    Best of Car Talk

    Does anybody know of how many NPR stations left that still airs repeats of Best of Car Talk. I have seen that today KNKX in Seattle has announced that they are ending repeats of it, even through they will planing to end repeats of the show next September anyways. But now it will end on September 24th, will be the last broadcast of Car Talk hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi (The Tappet Brothers). And since they retired from doing the show 4 years ago, instead old segments started airing. And Tom Magliozzi died almost 2 years ago. Another station that I know that no longer airs the show is WBEZ in Chicago as of earlier this year. When the show became Best of WBEZ moved it to Sunday afternoons at 5:00 P.M. and moved Wait Wait Don't Tell Me into its 9:00 A.M. slot until earlier this year when they moved it back to its 10:00 A.M. airing that were it was, and also stopped airing repeats of the show.

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    Almost all NPR stations still air Car Talk at least once per week.
    "Its music what makes a radio station, and at Live FM, we play the last music around."
    After receiving that copy, I quit the VO industry.

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    WFAE Charlotte NC still airs the guys twice each weekend.

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    Another note:"Best of Car Talk" will continue to be distributed by NPR until the end of September, 2017, not 2016 as suggested by stagg. Still another year of best-ofs.
    "Its music what makes a radio station, and at Live FM, we play the last music around."
    After receiving that copy, I quit the VO industry.

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    Another note:"Best of Car Talk" will continue to be distributed by NPR until the end of September, 2017, not 2016 as suggested by stagg. Still another year of best-ofd.

    I had thought you misread my post but here is on Car Talk from the article

    We’ve also made the tough decision to stop broadcasting The Best of Car Talk. Saturday, September 24th will be the last show. 88.5 has aired Car Talk with Tom and Ray Magliozzi (The Tappet Brothers) since 1987. With the passing of Tom in November of 2014, NPR mined the show’s 30-year archives to create The Best of Car Talk. Car Talk has not created a new show in four years, and this summer NPR announced that it would stop production of The Best of Car Talk in September 2017. We are honored to have been part of Car Talk’s incredible run on public radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTBoardOp94 View Post
    Almost all NPR stations still air Car Talk at least once per week.
    Should read many stations that used to air "Car Talk" first run, still run repeats. Many NPR member stations do not have news and information formats and air music programming. These stations do not even air Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Many others do block programming, which might or might not have included "Car Talk."

    Neither WNYC, WNYC-FM or NJPR carry "Car Talk."
    Neither does WHYY-FM, Philadelphia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staggmovie View Post
    I had thought you misread my post but here is on Car Talk from the article
    Well, I guess I did - you were writing about KNKX no longer airing Car Talk after the end of the month, I thought you were talking about NPR no longer producing re-runs.

    Some line breaks would make your posts easier to read, FYI.
    "Its music what makes a radio station, and at Live FM, we play the last music around."
    After receiving that copy, I quit the VO industry.

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    And I thought you did to, until I looked back at the article and they did mention NPR said they would stop airing in September of 2017 so if you have been a big fan of Car Talk you been listen to another station or on podcast while you still can.

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    Also, both of the Tappet Brothers had a guest appearance as themselves on a PBS (NPR's "sister" network) show (of course when Tom was still around).

    My local 89.7 WUSF-FM still airs it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan7157 View Post
    Also, both of the Tappet Brothers had a guest appearance as themselves on a PBS (NPR's "sister" network) show (of course when Tom was still around).

    My local 89.7 WUSF-FM still airs it though.
    PBS is not a "sister network." The two are completely separate organizations, in accordance with the "wisdom" of the people who wrote the public broadcasting act. There is no such thing as a "PBS show." PBS is a distribution agency only. They do not create, produce or fund programs.

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