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WBUR celebrates Click and Clack at annual gala

At the Sheraton Boston, NPR hosts Robert Siegel (left) and Scott Simon (right), with WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook.

BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

At the Sheraton Boston, NPR hosts Robert Siegel (left) and Scott Simon (right), with WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook.

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Radio station WBUR held its 11th annual gala Monday at the Sheraton Boston, and Tom and Ray Magliozzi — a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers — were feted for their 35 years of “Car Talk.” The guest list also included a large number of NPR folks, including Susan Stamberg, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, and Scott Simon, as well as WBUR hosts Tom Ashbrook, Robin Young, Bob Oakes, and Meghna Chakrabarti. If Republican Mitt Romney gets elected and follows through on his pledge to defund the Public Broadcasting System, ’BUR may have to skimp on such parties in the future.

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