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
The Worst Jobs In America Include THIS One!
It's never fun to see YOUR job listed among the worst in America. But is it really?
2nd Iowa Measles Case Has CR Schools And Others Concerned
A 2nd case of measles has been confirmed in Iowa, and the Cedar Rapids School District is keeping parents informed.
Marion Public Library Is Staying Put
Budget issues in Marion mean it's public library will NOT be changing locations.
Iowa Basketball Losing Longtime Assistant
For the first time in nine years, Fran McCaffery is losing an assistant coach at Iowa.
Marion Begins The Great ‘Flush’ Of 2019
3,000 fire hydrants in Marion will be flushed in the next several weeks to shake off the rust and make sure they are ready for an emergency!
Google Willing To Pay $1 Million To Iowa Non-Profits
Google is looking for bold ideas from Iowa non-profits. It could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars!
Man Accused Of Killing Former ISU Golfer Wants Trial Moved
After wanting to first plead guilty, the suspect in the death of a star ISU golfer now wants a change of venue.
Former Iowa Coach Alford Lands New Coaching Job
After stints at Iowa, New Mexico, and getting fired at UCLA, Steve Alford finds himself back in coaching.
Home Run Derby At Field Of Dreams To Benefit MDA
Want to hit a few home runs at the Field of Dreams? A fundraiser for the MDA this spring allows you to 'go the distance!'
Kernels To Host River Bandits Due To Mississippi River Flooding
Mississippi River floodwaters force the River Bandits to play the Kernels in Cedar Rapids next week.