Hosted by Dustin Wilmes & Juston “Ton” Cline, The Five Count is a radio show broadcast on KMSU-Mankato and KMSK-Austin in Minnesota on Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. CT. Dating back to June 2004, the show features celebrity interviews, giveaways, performances from The Five Count House Band, and other nonsense. Find the show on www.thefivecount.com and wherever you download your favorite podcasts. Join us by calling/texting (507) 519-2030. Tonight is your night, bro!
An Evening With Boston’s Barry Goudreau…
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Barry Goudreau. Barry is best known as one of the original guitarists for the band Boston. He’s also played with bands like RTZ, Orion the Hunter and Ernie and the Automatics. During the show he discussed his days with Boston, how he dealt with the massive popularity of Boston’s first album, and his new band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. Their new album The Road is available now!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite TV moms, Ton announced the upcoming arrival of Ton Jr., and we played all your mom’s favorite songs. Happy Mother’s Day!
An Evening With The Suicide Commandos’ Steve Almaas…
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Steve Almaas. Steve is best known as a founding member of the band The Suicide Commandos. He was also the frontman for the band Beat Rodeo. During the show he discussed his time in Minneapolis with The Suicide Commandos, The Suicide Commandos’ recent reunion, and his new solo album Everywhere You’ve Been. Get your copy now!
During the rest of the show we played with Pokémon cards, paid tribute to Digital Underground’s Shock G, and begged for money for the KMSU Pledge Drive. Your support helps keep great radio great!
An Evening With The Presidents Of The United States Of America’s Chris Ballew…
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Chris Ballew. Chris is best known as the frontman for the band The Presidents of the United States of America. He’s also known as children’s artist Caspar Babypants. During the show he discussed how Caspar Babypants came to be, why he decided to leave The Presidents, and whether or not a Presidents reunion could happen. Rock!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite Mankato restaurants from the past, Dustin commemorated what would’ve been his Grandma Lila’s 100th birthday, and Ton gushed over the early birthday gift Dustin gave him. It was the soundtrack to Days of Thunder!
An Evening With Lion’s Share’s Lars Chriss & Touch’s Doug Howard…
This installment of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two rock mainstays. First we were joined by guitarist Lars Chriss. Lars is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band Lion’s Share. Hailing from Sweden, Lion’s Share has been rocking since 1987. During the show he discussed his guitar influences, his hopes of touring the U.S. again, and Lion’s Share’s line-up changes over the years. The new Lion’s Share single Under Attack is out now!
Next we were joined by musician Doug Howard. Doug is best known as a founder and bassist for the band Touch. He’s also played for bands like Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, The Edgar Winter Group, and The Crystals. During the show he discussed the reunion of Touch, his memories of portraying the role of "Songster" in the 1987 live production of the Masters of the Universe Power Tour, and Touch being the first band to play the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. The new Touch album Tomorrow Never Comes is out now!
During the rest of the show we told the story of recently being dissed by pro wrestler Tito Santana, discussed getting Ton a Cameo account, and Dustin complained about the side effects of his COVID shot. He almost died during the show!
An Evening With Barney & Friends’ Bob West…
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with voice actor Bob West. Bob is best known as the voice of “Barney” on the TV show Barney & Friends. He was also the former voice of “Jasper T. Jowls” and “Pasqually” in Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic stage show. During the show he discussed how he got into the voice-acting business, the impact the Barney character has had on people over the years, and his current career as a graphic designer for film and television. Meet Bob at a convention near you!
During the rest of the show we threw a wrench in WrestleMania weekend, Ton discussed his thoughts on the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 motorcycle, and we explained how “The Five Count” got its name. We were very close to being known as The Kibosh!
A Chat With Blue Oyster Cult’s Albert Bouchard…
The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with musician Albert Bouchard. Albert is best known as a founder and former drummer for the band Blue Oyster Cult. He's also played with bands like The Brain Surgeons, Underbelly and Blue Coupe. His new solo album Re Imaginos is out now! See him play it in its entirety during a livestream concert on April 10 from 2Trax Studios!
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