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
Former Iowa Prep Learns Of NBA Trade Mid-Game
Players getting traded is nothing new. But what about finding out about the trade in the middle of a game?
This ‘High Up’ Iowa Job Is The Fastest Growing In The State!
The fastest growing job in Iowa has to do with a rising form of alternative energy.
Experts Say To Get Your Taxes Filed This Week
Another government shutdown is possible. So experts say this is the week to get your taxes filed!
Could Iowa Soon Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
A new bill being introduced would fully legalize marijuana in Iowa. Can it pass?
Cedar Rapids’ Pothole Problems
A number of factors are making this a rough time of year on the roads. It's officially pothole season.
Linn County Sheriff’s Officials Warn Of New Phone Scam
Linn County Sheriff's officials are urging residents NOT to fall for another phone scam asking people for gift cards.
1 Killed In Multi Vehicle Crash On I-80
Icy roads and whiteout conditions led to a deadly accident on Interstate 80 Thursday afternoon.
More Iowa Dogs Featured In This Year’s Puppy Bowl!
Puppy Bowl features cute shelter dogs from across the country, including three from here in Iowa!
More Hawkeyes Are In The Super Bowl Than Any Other Program
Not sure which side to root for? Then root for a former Hawkeye!
The Most Popular Super Bowl Dish In Iowa Is…What??
While others are having pizza, wings, and nachos during the big game on Sunday, Iowans are looking up a much different recipe!