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
Choose an Age For The Rest of Your Life
If you could choose an age for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Brain says, make it 40!
Arrest Made in Fatal Iowa City Shooting
Iowa City police have made an arrest in the shooting death of 19 year old Quincy Russom.
DNR Investigating Sick and Dead Geese in Coralville
DNR officials are investigating why geese in Coralville are dead or showing signs of a serious illness.
Garza Passes Marble for #1 Scorer At Iowa
Luka Garza is the all time leading scorer in Hawkeye history, as Iowa wins fourth straight against Penn State!
Hawks Bury Badgers Thanks to Garza
Luka Garza cemented his POTY status with a big game in Iowa's win over Wisconsin.
Eastern Iowa Native Needs Immediate Organ Transplant
Wyoming, Iowa native Lisa Cantwell needs a new kidney, and she needs it fast.
Linn County Auditor Calls Voting Restrictions “Vindictive”
Citing false claims of voter fraud, Iowa Republicans are trying to shorten the amount of time for early absentee voting.
Why Was Mike Tyson Spotted Training In Iowa?
Mike Tyson had a very good reason to be in Iowa last weekend. Youth sports!
Special Enrollment Period Underway for Affordable Care Act
Local expert say not enough people without health insurance know you can sign up at HealthCare.gov.
Iowa Among The Least Sinful States
Iowa ranked among the least sinful states in the U.S. At least we have our vices in check!