The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 18, 2013

'The Five Count' packs summer schedule with celebrity interviews

'The Five Count' packs summer schedule with celebrity interviews


We had Jesse “The Body” Ventura on a while back. I know not everyone is a fan of his, but it was his commentary during wrestling matches I watched as a kid that made me want to be an announcer. I could go on and on.

JC: Since we really do seek out people that we are fans of, the list can get pretty long. Tommy Shannon, bass player for Stevie Ray Vaughan in Double Trouble was a really big one for me. Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry, Mean Gene Okerlund, Matt “Dr.” Fink of Prince and the Revolution and all the different funk musicians we have interviewed. It’s really been amazing.

FP: KMSU is a small, independent radio station. How are you getting people like Weird Al to be on your show?

DW: It’s a lot of phone calls and emails and finger-crossing. Lots of hit and miss, but luckily we’ve “hit” some pretty cool ones over the years.

The funny thing is “The Five Count” started out as this weird, late-night radio show that people stumbled upon by accident. Nearly 10 years later, after all the celebrities and contests and giveaways, we’re still like that secret oddity KMSU keeps chained up in the attic. It’s like that book “Flowers in the Attic,” but funnier.

JC: I have been trying to get Chuck Norris on the phone for years but his publicist keeps telling me he’s stuck in the forest some place defending his family. But I don’t stop trying! (True story.)

FP: At your five-year anniversary mark, you said Little Richard, Randy “Macho Man” Savage and The Fat Boys were your dream guests. Has that changed?

DW: We actually did manage to get both the surviving Fat Boys on a couple years ago. Sadly, Randy “Macho Man” Savage passed away before we could get him on. We are still working on Little Richard.

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