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
Over 20 Cases Of COVID-19 At Linn County Care Center
Linn County cases of coronavirus have soared, with many coming at a local senior care center.
Brain’s Daughters Join The ‘Heart Hunters’
Becoming a 'Heart Hunter' is an easy and fun way for us all to stay connected during this time of social isolation.
Four Residents At CR Nursing Home Have COVID-19
Four residents at a Cedar Rapids nursing facility have tested positive for coronavirus.
Iowa Gas Prices Continue To Plummet
Gas prices in Iowa are dipping below $1.50 per gallon! How much lower will they go?
Greene Square Meals Feeding Three Times The People
The uncertain economic times have three times the people visiting Greene Square Meals each day.
How Cell Phones Track Our Social Distancing Success
New data shows that Iowans need to do a better job of social distancing if they want to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Shelter In Place Order Could Come From Local Officials
A shelter in place order could come from local officials. CR mayor Brad Hart says Iowa's governor should do it instead.
Gov. Reynolds Orders More Iowa Businesses To Close
Governor Reynolds orders more businesses to close. But she says she is NOT considering a shelter in place order.
Coronavirus…The Birthday Gift NO ONE Wants
Brain's daughter Cayleigh turns 10 today! But birthdays in the days of coronavirus just arent the same.
Marion Schools Announce Lunch/Breakfast Pickups
Marion schools have announced when you can pick up free breakfast and lunch for kids 18 and under.