A couple of years ago, Car Talk went into “best-of” mode, after the Magliozzi brothers decided to retire. With the death of Tom Magliozzi in November 2014, our thoughts began to turn to the eventual replacement of this NPR legacy program. We have been carrying the show for many years, and have continued to do so since the death of half of the show’s talent. However, the time has come to replace the program. This decision has not been an easy one, nor has it been something taken lightly. That said, when a program goes into reruns, its time has come. We’ve been hearing from quite a few of you that it’s time for something new. We, personally are sad to see it go and know that it is the program that brought many new listeners to public radio stations across the country. So, with fond memories, and the knowledge that the show will live on via online listening, we bid Car Talk a fond farewell. Our last broadcast of the show will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.
After spending countless hours listening to alternative programming, we’ve hit upon something really wonderful! I’m happy to announce that we begin carriage of a new program, On Story, beginning Saturday, July 2 at 10:00 a.m.
On Story deals with the art of filmmaking. It began as a public television program, produced by KLRU – Austin’s PBS outlet – in partnership with the Austin Film Festival. The show is hosted by Jeff Ramos, and features directors, screenwriters, producers, and others who make films, and delves into their creative process in a thought-provoking and entertaining way. Presented through captivating exchanges, anecdotes, and conversation, On Story invites listeners into writers’ rooms, film sets, and the creative minds of some of the most prolific voices in film and television. The show will have broad appeal, and I believe we will grow an audience around it leading up to WWDTM, TAL, and OOTB. Film is like food; everyone likes it, and our curious audience loves behind-the-scenes angles. We know you’ll enjoy it.