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
Iowa Doctors Say State Is On The ‘Cusp of a Catastrophe’
Over 300 doctors in the state of Iowa urge Governor Reynolds to issue state-wide mask mandate before its too late.
Report Says Iowa Football Culture Must Change
A report released yesterday said that the 'Iowa Way' philosophy on the Iowa Football team made many Black players feel uncomfortable.
Collins Aerospace Hit With Company-Wide Layoffs
Collins Aerospace was forced to lay off an unspecified number of employees Thursday, due to declining profits.
Woman Killed By an Unattended Tractor At Iowa Beach
A Wisconsin woman died at an Iowa beach after being struck by an unattended tractor.
University of Iowa To Give Trial COVID-19 Vaccines
250 volunteers will get a trial vaccine for COVID-19 through the University of Iowa starting today.
Linn County Auditor Predicts Record Voter Turnout in November
With absentee ballot requests flying in, the Linn County auditor is predicting a record voter turnout in November.
Cedar Rapids Families Have Big Decision to Make By August 5
Parents with kids in the Cedar Rapids school district need to decide soon if they'll be sending their kids to school in person.
Recognizing The Symptoms of Coronavirus
A new study has found the most people who contract COVID-19 fall into six symptom categories.
Midwest Conference Suspends Athletic Programs
The MWC, including Cornell and Grinnell, has suspended all athletic programs through the end of the year.
I Watched 8 Harry Potter Movies in One Weekend!
Brain and his daughter Carly watched the entire Harry Potter series of movies in just three days!