I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1996 and have been calling mornings home since 1999. A lot has changed since then, but I still love the job! There's always something new to talk about! And the KHAK listeners are awesome. They're loyal, and always willing to lend their opinion. My wife Holly and I make our home in Marion. We have three great kids that seem to grow every single day. Chase, Carly and Cayleigh keep us on our toes, but being a parent is the greatest adventure of all. I love working in country music, and at K-Hawk. The listeners have become like family members, and I look forward to spending many more years waking up eastern Iowa!
Ryan "Brain" Brainard
Ground Beef Recalled Due To Possible E-Coli Contamination
60 tons of meat produced by Cargill is being recalled following numerous illnesses and one death.
U Of I No Longer A Top Party School
After over a decade near the top of the list, Iowa is nowhere to be found on this year's list of party schools.
Iowa’s Season On The Line Saturday Night Against Wisconsin
Iowa's game against Wisconsin Saturday night will determine how high the Hawkeyes fly in 2018.
Is Ticketmaster Actually Working WITH Scalpers?
An investigation reveals that Ticketmaster is making money TWICE off of the same tickets, and turning a blind eye to scalpers.
William Shatner Cancels Cedar Rapids Show
Star Trek fans are bummed as 'Captian Kirk' calls off Eastern Iowa show.
City Of Marion To Get Third Fire Station
Slower response times to areas in northern Marion has prompted the city to build a third fire station.
Semi Hits Linn County House And Sets It On Fire
A collision between a semi and a home in Linn County caused both to catch fire.
Americans Spend THOUSANDS On Take-Out Every Year
If you're looking for a place to cut money out of your monthly budget, might I suggest fast food and take out
Iowa Governor Flew To Bowl Game On Sponsor’s Plane
As election day draws closer, Governor Reynold's trip to Iowa State's bowl game has come under fire.
Iowans On Their Way To Carolinas To Help Hurricane Victims
Iowa Red Cross volunteers are headed east to help with Hurricane Florence. There are ways YOU can help too.