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Best of Car Talk Completes Public Radio Journey


(Editor’s note: The following provided by NPR to Best of Car Talk public radio affiliates)


We wanted to share an update on The Best of Car Talk – after nearly 35 years, we will discontinue on-air broadcast distribution this fall.

Thanks to your partnership and efforts, Car Talk was, and will always be, a landmark program for public radio. We’re grateful to your station and your listeners for helping us build the show, and for bringing so much joy to so many people for so long.

We know that Car Talk still has a loyal audience that wants to keep listening to the show, and podcasting is an ideal way to do just that. NPR will continue to make The Best of Car Talk podcast available every week, with enhancements coming in the fall.

On a closing note, we also wanted to share a special note from Executive Producer Doug Berman: 

“By any measure, we’ve had an amazing partnership with NPR stations and their listeners. We’re so grateful for all of those who took a chance on our oddball program back in the day, and nurtured it into a defining hit for several generations of listeners. It’s a great time to give the parking space to some newer talent, and see everybody else in their podcast feed.”

Programming note from MSPR:

The final broadcast of The Best of Car Talk on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY-90.3FM) will be Saturday, August 28.

Beginning Saturday, September 4, the live music performance program eTown will replace The Best of Car Talk at 10:00am on Saturday.

A repeat broadcast of Latino USA will be available at 6:00am on Sundays, replacing the repeat broadcast of The Best of Car Talk. Latino USA may also be heard in its regular timeslot, Saturdays at 7:00am.

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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