On Friday, October 21, 2011, WJOX radio talk show host Paul Finebaum made a trip to Waterloo, IA, to visit Robert, a frequent caller to his radio show. Robert did not know Paul was coming until that morning.
Accompanying Paul on the trip was two other callers, Tammy and Joe, Dr. Larry Lemak, a frequent guest on the show, Paul's assistant, Alex. Dr. Lemak provided a private airplane for the trip.
Paul and the others spent about three hours with Robert and his parents, visiting and eating lunch, before returning back to Birmingham.