L.A.'s longest running radio show?

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Just to finish up the weekend...planting my garden Saturday I listened to all two hours of The Car Show on KPFK (90.7 FM) and I don't care anything about cars except you turn the key and they go. But The Car Show is like eavesdropping on a conversation between well-informed, friendly aficionados discussing their passion, and that can always be compelling. This week, two professors from Cal Tech came on and dissected everything about hydrogen and fuel cells. Even the phone calls were smart and on point. Now I get it. It reminded me why the show has been on the air in Los Angeles for thirty years, and on KPFK no less, without a shred of political content. (OK, the hosts, John Retsek and Art Gould, don't like SUV's, but not for the usual environmental reasons. They're just not well-engineered vehicles.) In L.A., cars will trump politics any day -- and there's those rumors that The Car Show brings in a good chunk of change at the financially strapped Pacifica station. (No, these are not the jokers from Boston who are on NPR on Saturdays. Different car show).


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