You might have noticed the absence of Gary Harris on his morning radio show this week. 

The host of The Gary Harris Show is taking some extended time off to help heal his voice after learning that he had developed nodules on his vocal cords. The show, which airs daily from 9-11 AM, will be manned by producer James Hardy during his absence.

"James Hardy has done a terrific job of filling in for me in the past and he will take over The Gary Harris Show during my absence," Harris said. "I'm confident that our listeners will enjoy what James brings to the microphone."

Harris' voice began giving him trouble during the football season but the veteran television and radio broadcaster pushed through it as Alabama made another run at a national championship. Once the season finished, Harris took some time off to rest his voice, but it began giving him problems again recently.

“Anyone that knows me will tell you that I love doing my radio show. I would not be taking this leave if it wasn’t absolutely necessary.”

Along with his daily radio show, Harris covers the Crimson Tide and Tuscaloosa as the sports director at WVUA 23 and also broadcasts Alabama athletics events for the SEC Network.

That will all have to wait per doctors orders. There's no official timetable for his return to work, but Harris is hoping to be back in April or May.

"I look forward to getting back to 100% and returning to Tide 102.9 as soon as I am able."