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
UPDATE: Bahena Rivera’s Sentencing Officially Delayed
Bahena Rivera will not be sentenced on Thursday. Instead, the court will focus on new evidence to be presented by his defense.
Luka Garza Transforms His Body Ahead of NBA Draft
Luka Garza is slimming down and working on his quickness in hopes he hears his name called during the NBA Draft.
Over Half of Iowans Favor Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
Is it time to legalize recreational marijuana? A majority of Iowans say 'yes.'
Governor Orders Flags At Half Staff For Fallen Officers
Flags will remain at half-staff through Wednesday in honor of two fallen Capitol police officers.
Iowa Wide Receiver Suspended One Game Following OWI Arrest
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Iowa’s Derecho Related Crop Losses On The Rise
As farmers try and harvest downed crops, losses from the August 10th derecho continue to rise.
Cedar Rapids Man Trying To Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery
A Cedar Rapids engineer will work to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of pilot Amelia Earhart.
Branstad Out As US Ambassador To China
The longest serving governor in Iowa history is leaving his position as Ambassador to China.
Huge Iowa Mansion Has Its Own Rec Area [PHOTOS]
Check out pictures of this Des Moines home up for sale. The price tag? Over $1 million!
Quaker Oats Getting Rid Of The Aunt Jemima Brand
Quaker Oats is getting rid of Aunt Jemima, an image they say, was based on a racial stereotype.