Specialty Shows

An Evening With Rad’s Bill “Cru Jones” Allen…

This was our special “Happy Cru Year” celebration show featuring an interview will Bill Allen. Bill is best known as the ’80s heartthrob “Cru Jones” in the action-packed, BMX film Rad. He has also appeared in many TV shows from the ’80s and has made several appearances on the show Tosh.0. During the show he discussed what it was like on the set of Rad, the impact the film had on the world of BMX riding, and dropped the news that Rad 2 might be in the works. Can it get any more Rad than that?

A Gremlins Christmas…

This was our annual broadcast of “A Five Count Christmas.” Since we dropped the ball last week, we returned this week with a two-hour broadcast. No Dirty Birds were harmed in the making of this show. The first hour of the show was dedicated to retelling the story of The Gremlins. Southern Minnesota gathered ’round the radio to hear the classic Christmas tale, retold by our friends at Hardee’s. We dubbed the tale, “Five Count 2010: The Final Fright.” During the second hour we discussed our favorite holiday traditions, talked about Ton’s longstanding feud with Frank Stallone and Kool Moe Dee, considered digging up James Brown, and tried our best to spill Christmas cheer all over the place. Merry Christmas!

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An Evening With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Townsend Coleman…

This edition of The Five Count started off our series of Christmas shows with “A Turtles Christmas.” The show featured an interview with Townsend Coleman. Townsend is best known as the voice of “Michelangelo” from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, as well as the title character from The Tick: The Animated Series, and various other cartoons and TV shows. During the show Townsend discussed what it was like being the voice of a turtle, the harsh mistress that is Hollywood, and why The Monkees are cooler than the Beatles. Turtle Power!

Thanksgiving With Manowar…

During this rendition of The Five Count we listened to the Dirty Birds’ stand-up routine, described the inner-workings of Ton’s robot body, and discussed the mind-blowing possibility of the True Punks joining Manowar. Happy Thanksgiving, ya turkeys!

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Halloween With The Five Count…

This was the final installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010” for the year. During the show we threw audio eggs at the general manager’s house, discussed the dangers of eating razor blades, and Ton told stories about getting beat up and having his candy stolen as a child. It was spooky as Hell!

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An Evening With WWE’s Sheamus & Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett…

This was a jam-packed edition of The Five Count. This installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010” was filled to the brim with celebrity action as we had not one, but two megastars on the show. First up was Steve Grimmett, lead singer for the metal band Grim Reaper. Grim Reaper is best known for their legendary albums See You In Hell, Fear No Evil, and Rock You To Hell. They are also the only band to have all of their music videos featured on Beavis & Butt-Head. During the show he talked about being part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, punching Def Leppard in the face, and having Grim Reaper’s music videos torn to shreds by Beavis & Butt-Head. It rocked!

After that we were joined by WWE Superstar Sheamus. “The Celtic Warrior” is a multi-time WWE Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, the 2012 Royal Rumble winner, and has feuded with numerous WWE Superstars including Randy Orton, Triple H, and John Cena. “The Celtic Warrior” discussed how he started in the wrestling business, his hatred for The Miz, and his upcoming appearance at WWE’s Bragging Rights PPV in Minneapolis. It was an amazing show, Fella!

Halloween Rush Hour…

“Scare-A-Thon 2010” rolled on with this edition of The Five Count. During the show we continued to rally for pledge drive dollars, spoke with an enraged caller about the lack of Rush in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and continued to fight the good fight against the plethora of hilarious technical issues at KMSU. Unfortunately, it seems to be a never-ending battle.

Artwork by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds

An Evening With The Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson…

This edition of The Five Count (the second installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010”) featured a special interview with the one and only Ernie Hudson. Ernie is best known as “Winston Zeddemore” in the Ghostbusters films. He has appeared in countless films and TV shows including The Crow, Airheads, Congo, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and HBO’s Oz. During the show he discussed what it was like being one of the Ghostbusters, hanging out with Mr. T and Dolemite, and the filming of the long-awaited Ghostbusters III film. He also told us about the Twinkie!

The Five Count’s Scare-A-Thon 2010…

This edition of The Five Count was the first installment of our “Scare-A-Thon 2010” shows for the month of October. During the show we tried to decide the best way to create an action figure for general manager Jim “Gully” Gullickson, took a call from a disgruntled lumberjack from Gustavus College, and then Ton took the listeners to Cuddle Town. It was hella scary! The show has even scarier sound quality thanks to faulty equipment at the KMSU studios!

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A Party With The Flaming Lips…

During this edition of The Five Count we discussed the possibility of having our doors blown off by polka bands, fielded a call from a jealous general manager, and gave away tickets to the upcoming Flaming Lips show in Minneapolis. Congrats to all the winners!