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Tony and Candice

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The Tony & Candice Morning Show Glossary of Terms


We understand that we have new listeners that may be listening for the first time.  You may hear us say something that may sound a little off.  It probably is.  We will do our best to clarify those terms right here on the internet machine.


angst - One of our favorite words.  You can often hear this emotion in a Keith Urban song.  Think "You'll Think of Me".  That song is filled with angst.  You can also hear angst in Tony's voice when some KSUX caller talks negatively about Tony's beloved Huskers.  This happens daily.

Brucie - Our pal Bruce Miller who joins us every Friday morning.  He is one of the best writers ever to grace the pages at The Sioux City Journal.

Doc Benzoni - Tony's favorite tv segment of the week on KCAU.  Dr. Oz has nothing on this guy.  If you have gout, lupus or any unexplained itch...e-mail this guy.  It airs on Wednesday nights.

Fake Bald Guy - Bald guy that always "covers up" with a cap or cowboy hat.

Hump Day - Candice uses this lame identifier to describe Wednesday.  It drives Tony nuts!

Lovely Wife - Tony uses this term to refer to Shana Lynn...the saint of a woman that puts up with him.

manpoints - Something Tony loses daily when he watches "the Bachelor", and "DWTS".

manscaper - This was once uttered on "The Bachelor" to describe one of the worst occupations on Planet Earth.  Tony is in dire need of one.

pec implants - We've heard rumors about a famous dude that may have had this procedure done.  Oh, who are we kidding?  You know who it is.  It's Jackson - the afternoon huy on KSUX.  Ask him.  He might be a little shy about it at first, but he will come clean eventually.

Plastic Minivan - Candice's mode of transportation.  She had a green one.  Now, it's a blune one with 210,000 miles on it.

Pompous jerkward - Candice uses this term to lovingly describe Tony when he uses a word that's probably made up or used incorrectly.

Pooky Bear - See Travis Morgan description

Rando - Randy Rey Renshaw.  Our KSUX news guru with the "golden pipes".  He also hosts a well respected talk show on our sister staion (KSCJ) where he talks news events, politics and heavy hitters call the show daily.  With us, he usually chats about stupid criminals, funny animals and naked newsmakers.

"Suicidal Six" - a good night of sleep for us - 6 hours.  We take naps during long songs.

TEC Center - Misnomer uttered by Candice.  It's The TEC....or... The Tyson Events Center, but never the Tyson Events Center Center.  Ugh.

thigh high boots - This term is often used in conjunction with the lovely Carrie Underwood.  She sported this hot fashion accessory at The Tyson Events Center.  Tony has never been the same ever since.  There is also an awkward backstage story that accompanies this term, but due to possible litigation, it is best we don't bring that up.

Travis Morgan - Former KMEG sports guy now entertaining legions of Husker fans at KMTV in Omaha.  He outkicked his coverage and married Sarah Te Slaa.  We're not sure how that happened either.  Travee likes to talk about Spanx, sports and famous bald dudes in broadcasting like Dick Vitale, Terry Bradshaw and Pat Sajak Tony Kornheiser.

uber - This was used in a Bruce Miller concert review about 6 years ago in The Sioux City Journal.  We think it means very...or maybe a goober.  It's hard to tell.  Go ask Bruce.   Example:  Candice is an uber fan of county fairs.











Tony’s Kosama blog after completing the 8 week session

On the first day of assessments, I asked Damon Yaeger at Kosama what reasonable goals should be for a guy like me.  In almost Buddha – like clarity, he told me if he suggested any goals…they would be his goals…not mine.


So, after a few minutes of thought, I stated that I wanted to be the weight I was on the morning of my wedding back on August 22, 1998.  For the record that would bring me down from 200.6 to 188.5.  I also wanted more energy and to trim down a little in the beer gut.


I missed 3 workout days (out of 40 total) during the 8 week session.  It’s a wee bit like going to church in that regard.  It’s easier to attend when you get in the practice of going.  Additionally, I changed my eating habits to include some healthier choices, and drank much more water.  Both eating better and drinking more water can be attributed to workouts.  I realized after a day of eating greasy (yet delicious) food, I struggled the next day at Kosama.  Likewise, if I failed to hydrate, my old man bones and muscles would act up...


Here’s my final numbers:

My BMI went down from 28.8 – 27.2
My Body fat went down from 22.6% to 22.1%
I went from doing 2 pull-ups to a total of 9 pull-ups
I went from 35 push-ups to 50 push-ups
My biceps went from 12 ¾” to 14 ½”
My right thigh went from 21” to 22”.  The left is probably about the same.
I weighed in at 189.4


I met and exceeded all of my goals except for missing the last one by 0.9 pound.  I guess that was probably my weight the day after my wedding when I gorged on dinner, cake, champagne and keg beer.  I guess that’s close enough.


I signed up for another 8 weeks.  It’s nice to see so many faces from session one and a whole slew of new “Bro-samas and Ko-sadies”.


If you have any questions about Kosama, just give me a call at the station or I can take you along and we can sweat together.  This is “bring a friend for FREE” week.  See if you like it and are willing to accept the challenge!  You can also call Kosama.  Their phone number is 635.3077.  Class times are at 5a, 615a, 9a, 1145a, 415p, 530p, and 645p.  See you there.



~ Tony Michaels




Well, we've made it to week 7 in the Kosama Complete Body Transformation challenge.  Working out at Kosama is no easy fix.  You reap the results that you earn with commitment and sweat.  I set out my goals back in orientation on July 16th.  I wanted to have more energy, trim up and be at the weight I was when I married my lovely wife back in 1998.  With less than 2 weeks to go, all my goals are attainable. 

Today in our kickboxing session, I earned my highest workout calorie burn of 1019.   I ranged anywhere from 650 - 950 in the first 6 weeks dependent on the activity at hand.  For comparison, I did a walk / jog around the neighborhood this past weekend for 50 minutes and burned about 220.  The Kosama boys (My Bro-samas) and Kosama ladies (My Ko-sadies?  I'm still working on that) say the workouts are based in "muscle confusion" and then cite the rationale behind it.  My eyes glaze over and I feel like I'm back in Mr. Sibbernsen's High School Trig class.  I know this.  It works.

To clarify, Kosama works best when you do the following:

  • You have to show up at the classes (5a, 615a, 9a, 1145a, 415p, 530p and 645p)
  • Water consumption is key (I think I'm supposed to down about 100 oz. a day.  I come close.  I'm trying.
  • There needs to be a healthy food element to your diet (Sarah from HyVee can fill you in on the details.)
  •  Listen to the instruction closely
  • You need to be motivated

If you do these five things, the program is for you.  Kosama is no magic pill or the wave of the wand to make you skinny.  However, it's a huge bonus to have the personal attention of the trainers in every class.  I really formed a bond with my workout partners and that social element really adds to the process.  A number of people in our group are shrinking and toning at impressive rates.  I found there's really no good way to say "Wow.  You are looking good".  I choose to keep my mouth shut on observations, but the results really are amazing.

The next set of classes start on Sept 12th.   I plan to be in the "alumni class".  Who's with me?

~ Tony Michaels

(a little more like Kenny Chesney and less like Kenny Rogers)

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