Celebrity Interviews

An Evening With Metallica’s Jason Newsted…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Jason Newsted. Jason is best known as the former bassist for Metallica. He appeared on albums like …And Justice For All, Metallica (The Black Album), Load, ReLoad, Garage Inc., and is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed his days in Metallica, what it’s like playing with the likes of Sepultura and Ozzy Osbourne, and his new band, Newsted. The Five Count brings you heavy, baby!

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An Evening With Wild & Crazy Kids’ Jessica Gaynes & Donnie Jeffcoat…

Things got wild and crazy during this installment of The Five Count. The show featured two exclusive interviews with Nickelodeon alumni. We were first joined by Jessica Gaynes. Jessica is best known as one of the hosts of Nickelodeon’s Wild & Crazy Kids. She also appeared in the films Swing Shift and Jawbreaker. During the show she discussed working on Wild & Crazy Kids, her thoughts on the resurgence in popularity of Nickelodeon shows from the early ’90s, and why she’s taking a break from acting these days. It was wild and crazy to say the least!

Next we were joined by Donnie Jeffcoat. Donnie is also best known as one of the hosts of Nickelodeon’s Wild & Crazy Kids. He also appeared in TV shows like The Wonder Years, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Desperate Housewives and 7th Heaven. During the show he discussed his early days in acting, what it was like working for Nickelodeon, and his new career as a martial arts master. It was the perfect end to a wild and crazy night!

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The Five Count’s Fourth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Prince & The Revolution’s Doctor Fink…

This two-hour episode of The Five Count was our fourth annual Princemas celebration. During the show we discussed all things Prince, how The Five Count is “The Revolution” of public radio, and raved un2 the joy fantastic throughout the night. No rug was left uncut!

The second hour of the show featured an exclusive interview with Prince & The Revolution’s Matt “Doctor” Fink. Doctor Fink was Prince’s keyboardist from 1978 to 1991, playing on Prince albums like Controversy, Sign “O” The Times, Dirty Mind, Parade, Around the World in a Day, The Batman Soundtrack, and many more. He also played on the album Purple Rain and starred in the film of the same name. During the show he discussed what it was like working with Prince, filming Purple Rain at First Avenue in Minneapolis, and what he’s up to nowadays. Merry Princemas to all!

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An Evening With Sleepaway Camp’s Felissa Rose…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Felissa Rose. Felissa is best known for her starring role as “Angela Baker” in the film Sleepaway Camp. She has also appeared in films like Zombiegeddon, Psycho Sleepover, I Was a Teenage Suicide, Dahmer vs. Gacy, and Return to Sleepaway Camp. During the show she discussed her showbiz beginnings, how the film Sleepaway Camp has affected her life, and the popularity of horror films today. Then she met us at the waterfront after the social.

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An Evening With Sesame Street’s Roscoe Orman…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Roscoe Orman. Roscoe is best known as “Gordon” on the TV show Sesame Street. He has also appeared in films like Follow That Bird, F/X, Striking Distance, and played the title character in the film Willie Dynamite. During the show he discussed how he wound up on Sesame Street, what it was like working with Redd Foxx, and what it means to be a role model to millions of children around the world. He also admitted his favorite Muppet was Grover. Hit the streets!

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An Evening With The King Of Kong’s Billy Mitchell & Steve Wiebe…

This was another jam-packed, two-hour episode of The Five Count! During the first hour we played some of our favorite yuletide classics, warned the listeners of the dangers of osteoporosis, and took a trip to Pac-Ville to celebrate Christmas with Pac-Man. It was breathtaking!

The second hour included two exclusive interviews with Donkey Kong masters! We were joined first by Steve Wiebe. Steve is best known as the main focus in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. He has held the record for highest score in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. on several occasions and was the first person to achieve more than a million points in a public game of Donkey Kong. During the show he discussed his mastery of the Atari 2600, the harsh mistress known as Donkey Kong, and his rivalry with Billy Mitchell. It was on like Donkey Kong!

Next we were joined by Steve’s arch-nemesis in The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Billy Mitchell. Billy is considered by many to be the greatest arcade game player of all-time. He has held the record for highest scores in Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., BurgerTime, and was the first person to achieve a perfect score in Pac-Man. During the show he discussed his days as part of the U.S. National Video Game Team, meeting Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, and why creative editing in The King Of Kong cast him in an unfavorable light. It was an arcade Christmas on The Five Count!

An Evening With The Waltons’ Judy Norton…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Judy Norton. Judy is best known as “Mary Ellen Walton” from the TV show The Waltons. She has also appeared on TV shows like The Love Boat, Battle of the Network Stars, Stargate SG-1, and has performed in countless theater productions over the years. During the show she discussed her days as part of the Walton family, the difficulties of shaking the wholesome image of “Mary Ellen” after the show, and the various injuries one incurs battling network stars. Christmastime is near!

An Evening With Booker T. & The M.G.’s Steve Cropper…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Steve Cropper. Steve is best known as the guitarist for the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s. He is also the guitarist for The Blues Brothers Band, a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was named “The Greatest Living Guitar Player” by Mojo Magazine. During the show he discussed his early days in the music business, the recording process at Stax Records, his friendship with Otis Redding, and what is was like playing with The Blues Brothers. Play it, Steve!

An Evening With WWE’s Booker T…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE’s Booker T. Booker T is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, WCW World Tag Team Champion as one-half of the team Harlem Heat, and a former WWE King of the Ring. He’s also a member of the WWE Hall of Famer. During the show he told tales of his 20+ years in the wrestling business, discussed his current role as the general manager for WWE’s SmackDown, and talked about his new book, “Booker T: From Prison to Promise.” We could dig that, sucka!

An Evening With Comedian Judy Tenuta & Saturday Night Live’s Victoria Jackson…

This was another two-hour installment of The Five Count! During the first hour we warned the listeners about the country’s downward spiral, went on an adventure with The Goonies, and whined up a storm gathering pledge dollars for KMSU. God bless America!

The second hour featured two exclusive interviews with Hollywood bombshells. First we were joined by actress Victoria Jackson. Victoria is best known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. She has also appeared in films like The Pick-Up ArtistCasual Sex?, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s UHF, and has made 20 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. During the show she discussed how she joined the SNL cast, her relationship with “Weird Al” Yankovic, and why Barack Obama is a communist. It was eye opening!

Next w were joined by the accordion-wielding comedienne Judy Tenuta. Known as “The Love Goddess”, Judy has released many comedy albums and starred in several of her own specials for HBO and Showtime. She has also appeared on the TV shows The Weird Al Show and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. During the show she gave us some love advice, made fun of our Minnesota accents, and converted us to the religion of Judyism. It was like a drive-by Judying!