Specialty Shows

The Five Count’s 11th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Prince & The New Power Generation’s Michael B….

This was The Five Count’s 11th Annual Princemas Celebration, featuring an exclusive interview with Michael B. Michael is best known as the former drummer for Prince & The New Power Generation. He worked on albums like Diamonds & Pearls, The Gold Experience, Prince_logo.svg, 3121, and many more. During the show he discussed how he started working with Prince, what he learned about music and life during his tenure with The NPG, and his current gig as drummer for Soul Asylum. Merry Princemas!

During the rest of the show we played our favorite New Power Generation jams, explained where we were when we found out Prince had died, and Ton made it known he wants to be turned into a diamond after he dies. Dustin will pay tribute to him by inserting “Diamond Ton” into his snaggletooth!

Loofahs, Cowgirls & Bootleg Nintendos…

During this edition of The Five Count we called-out a kiosk at the River Hills Mall for selling bootleg Nintendos, Ton told the story of how he had his heart broken by a woman who grew her own loofah, Dustin explained how the film The Human Tornado was based on his life, and we spoke to “The Singing Cowgirl” Lisa Murphy about her new album My Tribute to John Denver. Get your copy at her CD release show on Jan. 25 at Mully’s in Mankato!

The Five Count Remembers Rush’s Neil Peart…

During this episode of The Five Count we argued over which sandwich condiments are the best, spoke with local publisher James Mackey about CRAP magazine, and paid tribute to drummer Neil Peart. We played Rush’s All the World’s a Stage album in its entirety!

The Five Count’s New Jack New Year’s…

This was a special “New Jack New Year’s” edition of The Five Count! During the show we discussed how the last 20 years all seem like the same decade, reminisced about our favorite music-compilation commercials growing up, and played all the hottest new jack jams. Never trust a big butt and a smile!

A Five Count Christmas 2019…

This was another beloved “A Five Count Christmas” edition of The Five Count. During the show we exchanged Christmas gifts, discussed which late-season cast additions ruined our favorite TV shows, argued over the best way to eat celery, and heard Christmas stories from Pac-Man and Ton’s yuletide BFF, Douglas Fir. As always, we spread copious amounts of cheer and goodwill toward men!

The Five Count’s 800th Show – 1-800-FIVE-COUNT…

This was the 800th episode of The Five Count! During the show we played our favorite phone-related tunes, Ton shared stories of his various over-the-phone romances, Dustin shared stories of his over-the-phone rivalry with singer Rockwell, and we explained why we would never replace Ton as co-host of The Five Count unless it was with a gay cosmonaut. The show was broadcast live from a busy call center!

The Five Count Hypnotizes Mr. Ed For Thanksgiving…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed bathing with Robocop, heard from a woman from Russia who wants to be romantically-involved with Ton, reminisced about our favorite slot car tracks, learned valuable lessons from Mr. Ed, and hypnotized the listeners into curbing their appetites. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Five Count Versus Stonehenge…

During this episode of The Five Count we discussed the recently-launched Disney+, argued over who was the bigger AC/DC fan, Ton explained the dos and don’ts of cranberry sauce, and we spoke with Midwest All-Star Wrestling’s Stonehenge. See his return to Mankato on Nov. 23 at MAW’s “Ballroom Brawl” at the Kato Ballroom!

An Evening With CM Punk…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with CM Punk. CM Punk is a former WWE Champion, WWE World Heavyweight Champion, ECW Champion, ROH World Champion, and WWE Intercontinental Champion. He also competed in the UFC and wrote for Marvel Comics. During the show he discussed why he’ll probably never return to the wrestling ring, his current career as an actor, and the release of his new film The Girl on the Third Floor. It’s clobberin’ time!

During the rest of the show we played our favorite Halloween jams, begged for money for the KMSU pledge drive, answered a letter from a woman who needed to quickly wire 6.5 million dollars to our bank account, and learned how to prepare the perfect Moroccan meal for a dinner party from our friend Vincent Price. Happy Halloween!

An Evening With The Moody Blues’ John Lodge…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with John Lodge. John is best known as the bassist and vocalist for The Moody Blues. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed why he still loves playing live, his thoughts on The Moody Blues finally going into the Rock Hall, and his new album BYond: The Very Best of John Lodge. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we discussed the differences between licensed and unlicensed Nintendo games, Ton explained his fear of the death of oldies radio, and we bragged about hanging out backstage with M.C. Hammer. Head to Treasure Island Resort and Casino and join us at Hammer’s House Party!