When we heard this summer that Click and Clack–AKA the Tappet brothers–would be stepping down as the hosts of Car Talk, we saw an opportunity for promotion unparalleled in the world of public radio. Riches, renown, respect, national syndication… Click and Clack reside in an echelon of radio celebritydom reserved for legends like Howard Stern, George Noory, Orson Welles, Garrison Keillor, and maybe a few others. Can you blame us for our covetousness?

After months of careful planning and hours of highly intensive banter rehearsal, we finally feel as though we’re ready to pick up where the Tappet Bros are leaving off. I guess we don’t really know anything about cars, but Car Talk isn’t really about that, right? We recorded a little audition tape to show to the folks over at Headquarters, and, though we’re technically not supposed to share it yet, we just couldn’t help ourselves. Take a listen, let us know what you think, and keep your fingers crossed for us! We are pretty excited about this one!!

Car Talk 2.0 Audition Tape with Craig and Noel

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4 Responses to Car Talk 2.0 Audition Tape with Craig and Noel

  1. Nancy Wilsted says:

    I like it better when you get IN the car or canoe and go places. Like down the river, say.

  2. joyce cheney says:

    lol and lol and lol. but even so, don’t quit your day jobs.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Hmmm…. I think someone put something special in the coffee pot here at KRCC. But the results are thoroughly entertaining!

  4. Lucretia Stubbs-Winterbottom says:

    Oh, I do like the two portraits you use in your graphics. Who did them?

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