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Allan Harris gets serious news before giving traffic report

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 20:27:19-05

Update: As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, Allan Harris posted on his Facebook page that the kidney he was was set to receive was not usable. He did not undergo surgery.

Original story: Local radio traffic and news anchor Allan Harris truly has something to be thankful about this Thanksgiving.

Rob Lucas, Star 102.5's morning went, went to Harris for a traffic report, as he always does. But this time, there was a very happy twist.

You could hear the excitement in his voice as he began.

"I'm sorry, I was on the phone with a very important phone call, I'm leaving for Rochester in a moment," said Harris. "Right now if you're on the roads you've got no problems. Everything is in good shape, no accidents, disabled vehicles."

And then came the good news.

"Apparently they've got a kidney for me, Rob," said Harris at the end of his traffic report. "I was just on the phone with them now. I'm on my way. Nice Thanksgiving."

"Just the other day we were in here and we were discussing him being on the list for a kidney donor and what it would take, could I donate, could other people donate," said Lucas. "You could hear how happy he was, his voice cracking as he gave the news live."

According to an article on WBEN, Harris has been reporting for kidney dialysis during the week in between his morning and afternoon traffic reporting shifts on WBEN and Entercom stations.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to Allan Harris.