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
New Project Would Clear Half A Block Near Coe College
If a local businessman has his way, more buildings along First Avenue in Cedar Rapids could soon be torn down to make way for new storefronts.
Iowa Governor Re-Launching ‘See Something, Say Something’
Reynolds said that preventing mass shootings cannot be only about guns, and should also include reporting suspicious activities.
The Best Grocery Bagger In The Nation Is From Iowa
Iowa is once again home to the National Champion...of bagging groceries.
Eastern Iowa Dog Wins At Westminster Dog Show
Not bad for your first time competing at the Westminster Dog Show. An eastern Iowa woman and her dog took home a top prize at this year's contest.
Dog Food Recalled After Euthanasia Drug Found In Product
Smuckers is recalling two brands of their dog food due to low levels of a drug used to euthanize animals being found.
Iowa Lawmakers Pull Gun Bill, Urge Schools To Have Active Shooter Plan
Iowa Lawmakers ended discussion on a potential change to Iowa's gun laws and urged schools to come up with an active shooter plan.
New Downtown Office Building On Hold
The Historic Preservation Commission has put a 60-day hold on plans to demolish three buildings along First Avenue SE.
Chicken Salad Sold At Fareway Stores Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
Chicken salad sold at Fareway stores has been linked to salmonella cases across the state of Iowa.
Former Iowa TE Considering Retirement Due To Concussions
Sometimes a player has to know when to say 'when.' Former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz might have reached that point in 2017.
You Don’t Have To Break The Bank On Valentine’s Day
A new survey shows that you don't have to spend a lot to say 'I love you.'