I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 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
More Linn County Residents Allowed to Have Chickens
Unincorporated areas of Linn County can now have chickens and other small animals on their property.
Hazzard County Now Features a Different Kind of ‘Bar’
Along with your favorite beverages, you can also now get a shot of oxygen at Hazzard County!
Governor Reynolds Wants Action Taken Against ‘Vaccine Passports’
Despite assurances from the White House of no federal vaccine database, Governor Reynolds wants legislation passed this session.
Garza Becomes First College Athlete To Sell An NFT
Garza's one of a kind NFT is up for auction now, and comes with some cool physical winnings too!
The Great Ketchup Shortage Continues
Due to the eating habits we've developed during the pandemic, the nation is running out of ketchup packets!
Woman Who Died In Field Fire Near Marion Has Been Identified
A ditch fire that burned out of control killed a woman in Marion on Sunday.
Fans Will Be Allowed At Two Iowa Football Spring Practices
Attendance levels for Iowa home games this fall are still up in the air, but we know how many fans will be allowed in during spring practices.
Cedar Rapids Area Activities To Keep Your Teenager Entertained
Have a teenager that claims there is never anything to do? Prove them wrong with some of these local fun spots!
Children’s Hospital Seeking Money to Replace Windows
The price tag to replace two floors of windows? Around $15 million.
Can You Own a Hen In Marion?
Here are the rules for having chickens within Marion city limits.