Former WCCB sports director Paul Butler underwent a successful kidney transplant on Monday.
The kidney was donated by his daughter, Tianna.
“On behalf of our family we just want to thank everyone in Charlotte for their prayers,” she wrote in a note to WCCB. “Everything went smoothly in the surgery…everyone is in good spirits and up and awake. We’re looking forward to a smooth recovery. Thank you so much.”
Butler left the Charlotte station in 2005 to work at WBOC in Salisbury, Md. He later went to work in education.
He learned his diabetes had led to kidney failure a few months ago and he would need a transplant.