Specialty Shows

The Five Count’s 10th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Vanity 6’s Brenda Bennett…

This installment of The Five Count was our 10th annual Princemas celebration! It featured an exclusive interview with musician Brenda Bennett. Brenda is best known as a member of the groups Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. She also appeared in the film Purple Rain. During the show she discussed her early years in music, her years working with Prince, and what prompted her decision to start making music again. Merry Princemas!

During the rest of the show we discussed other radio holidays we could celebrate in addition to Princemas, Ton explained the damage that Chappelle’s Show has done to the careers of Prince and Rick James, and we tried to figure out why some men wear kilts year-round. It seems you need to posses chicken legs to pull it off!

Quit Smoking With The Five Count…

During this episode of The Five Count we helped the listeners start 2019 off right by quitting their smoking habits, paid tribute to legendary announcer and Five Count alumnus “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Ton wowed us with his high school ring. It looked like something a Planeteer would wear if they won the Super Bowl!

Make Out With The Five Count…

This was our year-end “Make Out with The Five Count” special! During the show we reflected on the year that was 2018, discussed and compared our Christmas loot, Ton tried to recruit the listeners for his kickboxing gang, and we kissed anything and everything! We’re starting off 2019 with mono!

An Evening With The Beach Boys’ Mike Love…

This was our installment of “A Five Count Christmas” for 2018. It featured an exclusive interview with singer Mike Love. Mike is best known as the founder and singer for The Beach Boys. Being from one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time, Mike is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed The Beach Boys’ history of making Christmas music, the possibility of appearing in an upcoming episode of Fuller House, and his new album Reason for the Season. Find it in a Christmas stocking near you!

During the rest of the show we discussed which celebrity guests we’d like to get on the show in 2019, exchanged Christmas gifts, and did our best to spread holiday cheer to the gentle listeners. Ton wore some mistletoe on his belt… the ultimate gag gift!

An Evening With Sledge Hammer!’s David Rasche…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor David Rasche. David is best known for his role as the title character on the TV show Sledge Hammer! He’s also appeared in films like Cobra, Men in Black 3, and Delirious. During the show he discussed living in St. Peter, Minn. before getting into acting, why people still love Sledge Hammer! all these years later, and his upcoming film Swallow. Trust him! He knows what he’s doing!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to The Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, discussed our most-painful medical experiences, and Ton explained how Facebook is spying on you through your cell phones. Don’t let that deter you from following The Five Count on Facebook though!

The Five Count At The Library…

During this edition of The Five Count we discussed our favorite albums of 2018, discussed the health benefits of Bob Seger, and spoke with “Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX and the ‘90s Punk Explosion” author Ian Winwood, “Prince: Before the Rain” author Allen Beaulieu, and “Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline” author Don Cusic. Who knew we were so well-read?

The Five Count Live From A Haunted House (Dead Horse Rewind)

It’s Halloween, and what better way to scare the hell out of you than with a trip to the audio vaults? This episode of The Five Count is from Oct. 25, 2008. This was a special Halloween edition of the show and concluded our series of “on location” broadcasts that we featured throughout the month of October in 2008. We set up shop in a haunted house outside of Transylvania to tell ghost stories, gaze at Ton’s chest hair, and tremble in ghastly horror as we made fun of the True Punks. Happy Halloween!

The Five Count Scare-O-Rama 2018…

This was our special “Scare-O-Rama 2018” edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed which accessories our action figures would come with, whether or not 16-year-old Ton would beat up present-day Ton, tried to figure out why KMSU has so many trash cans, and listened to some spooky ghost stories. It was a monster party like no other!

An Evening With Loverboy’s Paul Dean And The Guess Who’s Garry Peterson & Rudy Sarzo…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three of Canada’s favorite rockers. First we were joined by Paul Dean. Paul is best known as the guitarist for Loverboy. Known for hits like Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute of It, Loverboy has been a mainstay in rock for 40 years. During the show Paul discussed how his career first took off in the U.S., rocking with Loverboy over the years, and his recent solo single Hell Yeah. See Loverboy live on Oct. 12 at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa!

Next we were joined by both drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Rudy Sarzo of The Guess Who. Known for hits like These Eyes, American Woman, and Share the Land, The Guess Who has been touring and releasing albums since the mid-‘60s. During the show Garry discussed playing in The Guess Who over the past 50+ years, Rudy discussed making the transition to the band after playing with heavier bands like Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, and they announced the release of The Guess Who’s new album The Future Is What it Used to Be. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we complained incessantly about the new Predator film, considered adding the rap moniker “Lil’” to our names, and played enough Canadian rock to flip your toque. We partied all night, eh?

The Five Count Plays Nintendo…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed the best toys for kids spawned from ultra-violent movies, Dustin wowed the audience with his Little House on the Prairie knowledge, Ton flew off the handle and jacked a janitor’s jaw, and we spoke to author Brett Weiss about his new book “The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M)”. We were playing with power all night!