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
Hy-Vee and Townsquare Media Deliver Donuts to Health Care Workers! [PHOTOS]
We teamed up with the great people at Hy-Vee and delivered donuts to deserving healthcare workers at BOTH Cedar Rapids hospitals!
Linn County Approves Final Reading of ATV Ordinance
Starting June 5th, ATVs will be allowed on Linn County roads. But there are many roadways that will remain restricted.
Governor Reynolds Says Iowa National Guard Is Ready
A specially trained Iowa National Guard unit is ready to go, when and if Governor Reynolds calls for them.
Iowa Voters Finally Say ‘NO’ To Steve King
Republican voters in Western Iowa have finally voted out controversial congressman Steve King.
The End To The Strangest School Year Ever
It was a strange ending to the school year. Will this summer be just as weird?
Cedar Rapids Police Say Social Media Looting Threats NOT Credible
Several social media posts circulating the web on Monday were proven false by Cedar Rapids police.
Making Sense Of A Nation On Fire
I'm sad, angry, and unsure. But there are a few things I know after this turbulent weekend.
Cedar Rapids JCPenney Location Opens Today
JCPenney is opening hundreds of store locations nationwide and the Cedar Rapids location is one of the first.
Iowa AD Says The Goal Is A Full Kinnick Stadium
Iowa's Athletic Director is still hoping for the best for Iowa Football this fall.
Zach Johnson Foundation To Help Fund CR Lunch Program
The Zach Johnson Foundation had to choose between feeding kids or help to educate them.