Paul Ray (Marsha Miller photo/University of Texas)

Longtime Austin radio host Paul Ray is temporarily off the air, but hopes to be back soon.

“Paul is in the hospital,” Diana, the host’s wife, posted on Facebook, “but he’s smiling, his sense of humor is intact, and his radio voice is back.”

Ray, host of “Twine Time” on 98.9 KUTX-FM, has been on and off the air in recent months as he deals with various health issues.

Rick McNulty has been filling in.

“Twine Time,” which airs from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays, has been on Austin’s airwaves since the 1970s, the station said.