#tbt to that time Donnie Iris suddenly called me on the request line at Star 107.9. I was playing “Love Is Like A Rock” (one of my favorite songs, actually) and the phone rang. “Hey, this is Donnie Iris. I just wanted to thank you for playing my song!” I assumed he was someone pranking me and I quickly got off the phone. “No problem. Bye!”
My boss, Jason, told me later that Donnie lived in Pittsburgh and had a show in Dayton that night, so it most likely was him as he was on his way through Columbus.