The Tony & Candice Morning show on KSUX was launched on a dare back in October 2005. The result of the challenge is still a part of the morning routine for Siouxland listeners. The two work great together, even though they are greatly different in many aspects.
Candice Nash was born and raised right here in Iowa, on a farm in Emmet County. She is 100% Iowa Farm Girl. As we say here at KSUX, “you can take Candice off the farm, but you can’t take the farm off of Candice”! She lives in the country, raises chickens for the eggs, loves county fairs and doing stuff “outside”! Tony Michaels was born and raised in South Central Omaha, Nebraska. He has only been to a farm once, and honestly it kinda scared him a little. But ask him about Tv shows, Movies, Concerts, and country music Gossip…He’s your Man!
They do share some similar traits. They both married very understanding spouses, who know they share their lives on the air. Candice has three boys, Tony has two boys. Those five kiddos know if they do or say something funny or stupid…it’s probably going to end up on the air.
The Tony & Candice Morning show is the number one morning show in Siouxland, mixing Todays Best Country with todays best topics…and having a whole lot of fun doing it.
Tony Michaels started at Powell Broadcasting on August 1, 1997 after working for a couple of radio stations and UNL PR in Lincoln after graduating from the University of Nebraska with a Broadcast Journalism degree. Raised in Omaha, Tony is a big Husker fan with tons of optimism for the program. Feel free to contact him anytime at KSUXTonyM on Twitter. He’d love to hear from you!
This year (2022) marks over 2 decades of working the morning show at KSUX 105.7. Tony is also operations manager for the six Powell Broadcasting stations. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Mass Communication department at Morningside University. This year, he published a book “Tacos and Beer Atmosphere”. He is married to his lovely wife Shana and has two sons, Trey and Beau. They also have a golden retriever named KC. Tony enjoys golfing, researching new music for Friday Night Spotlight, hiking at Stone Park and grilling pizzas.
Candice was born and raised right here in Iowa….
She moved here to Siouxland in 1984 for her final two years of college at Briar Cliff, met Steve, married him, and has been here ever since.
Candice and Steve live on an acreage west of Hinton where they raised 3 boys. With four guys in the house she likes to say that sometimes she was the princess of the family, but usually just the odd woman out!
Candice loves all things “Fairs and Festivals”….adores bacon and has A LOT of shoes. She is known to throw out country quotes like “If you fly with the crows you get shot with the crows” or “there is never a right way to do a wrong thing, so quit wasting your time trying”.
Candice believes in buying locally, putting down roots in a community, and says if you think kids have gone to heck and a handbasket then you are hanging around the wrong kids! She suggests you volunteer with 4-H and FFA kiddos, Show Choir/Band/Sports Kids, help out your youth Groups… Here is where you will find the future and she thinks it looks Bright…
Don’t ask her about Tv shows, most movies from the past, video games or other “screen time” activities…. Didn’t grow up watching, doesn’t watch now…. Would much rather be outside doing anything other than watching someone else doing something on a screen. She grew up listening to the radio in the hog houses and still loves the live and local aspect of KSUX.
She has a dog (the size of a pony) named Kevin and chickens she calls “her girls” that lay her the most beautiful brown, green and white eggs!
Regarding the “Tony N Candice Morning Show on KSUX”… she says “they pay me to talk for a living….great gig for a gal like me!”
She loves the radio business and all the great folks she gets to meet…and is true Iowa and Midwestern to the core.