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
I-380 Ramp At I-80 To Be Closed Nightly
Expect some nighttime headaches as an onramp from I-80 to I-380 is set to close for several weeks.
ESPN’s ‘Gameday’ In Ames? It Could Happen!
Could 'College GameDay' be on hand for the Cy-Hawk game? Here's why there's a chance!
Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Linn County
Two people escaped without injuries after the plane they were piloting made an emergency landing.
Tornado Warning Surprises Linn County Residents
Sunday evenings Tornado Warning for Linn County caught many people off guard!
First MLB Game To Be Played At Field Of Dreams
The FIeld of Dreams will host an actual MLB game in 2020!
Cedar Rapids Named Host City For Curling Championships
The biggest curling event in the nation is coming to Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
Cedar Rapids Police Admit To Speed Camera Error
A social media post showing a ticket for going just 5 mph over is real but was a mistake.
Disney Announces New Streaming Bundle
Disney announces new streaming service bundle featuring Hulu and ESPN+.
Patrick Mahomes’ Cereal Will Hit Hy-Vee Shelves Today
The NFL MVP signed a deal with Hy-Vee in April. Their first collaboration is Mahomes' very own cereal brand!
The New Iowa Blackout License Plates Are A Hit!
In just one month, the new blackout license plate is already among the most popular specialty plates in the state!