Tom Magliozzi, 1937 — 2014

Tom Magliozzi, 1937-2014

Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s “Car Talk” brother act, died on Monday at the age of 77. Besides joking and giving car repair advice, he and brother Ray ran a garage and a self-help car repair facility in Cambridge MRA, their hometown. A graduate of MIT, Tom also taught, worked in industry, and played bass in a Bluegrass band.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi put their weekly Car Talk radio program up on blocks in September 2012, and NPR has been recycling the good parts each week since then. The program ran for 10 years as a local feature on Boston’s WBUR-FM before being picked up by NPR stations nationwide 27 years ago.

Tom and Ray received a Peabody Award in 1992 and have been inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. More importantly, they have been honored by the Martin Guitar Company with a special edition Click and Clack Martin Guitar (great muffler inlay on the fifth fret).


“‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77,” Scott Neuman, NPR

“Tom Magliozzi of NPR’s Car Talk dies at 77,” Jim Donnelly, Hemmings Daily

“NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies at 77,” Diana Swartz, Hollywood Reporter

“Tom Magliozzi: As Warm In Real Life As He Was On The Radio,” Susan Stamberg, NPR

“Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s Car Talk, dies at 77,” AP via Chicago Sun-Times

“Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR’s ‘Car Talk,’ Dies At 77,” Lynn Neary, NPR

“Farewell: Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi left laughing,” Ann Oldenburg and Maria Puente , USA Today

“Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host Of NPR’s Car Talk, Has Died,” Michael Ballaban, Jalopnik

“Tom Magliozzi, one of ‘Car Talk’ brothers, dies at 77,” Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times

“Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi dies at 77, but the show will roll on,” Justin Hyde, Yahoo Motormatic

“Remembering ‘Car Talk’ Host Tom Magliozzi,” Catherine Halley, JSTOR Daily

“Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi has died. Ira Glass remembers how he changed public radio,” Todd VanDerWerff, Vox


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