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
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Iowa pulls away late against Green Bay as they prepare for a tough tournament in New York City.
Florida Vote Could Impact Dubuque Dog Track
Greyhound racing is being phased out in Florida. That could spell trouble for racing here in Iowa.
Iowa Uneven In Season Opening Win
Shooting woes plagued Iowa in their season opener, but the Hawkeyes found enough offense to win.
Drake Becomes First Iowa College To Sell Beer At Games
Want an ice cold beer while you watch college basketball? Then head to a Drake game this season!
Kim Reynolds Wins Race For Iowa Governor
Reynolds becomes the first woman ever elected as Iowa's governor.
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Why Should I Vote?
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Lowe’s to Close Over 50 Stores
Lowe's is closing some underperforming stores. Find out which locations will be gone by early 2019.
Two Transgender Teens Asked To Leave Super Skate
Crowds of protestors stood in the rain over the weekend after two transgender teens were kicked out of the Super Skate roller skating rink.
Watch Former Hawkeye TE Kittle Make Spectacular Catch! [VIDEO]
Former Iowa TE George Kittle turned in a spectacular performance in last night's blowout of the Raiders.