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
Will Iowa Pass Its Own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill?
House Republicans introduced two bills addressing LGBTQ issues.
Alfalfa Sprouts Sold in Iowa Recalled Due To Salmonella Cases
A large recall of alfalfa sprouts is affecting several states including Iowa.
2 Iowans To Be Honored During Rose Parade for Organ Donation
2 Iowa organ donors will be honored during the 2023 Rose Parade.
Iowa: Still More Hogs Than Humans
Iowa continues to lead the nation in hog production, and it's not even close.
One Person And Their Pets Die in North Liberty Fire
One person is dead following a house fire in North Liberty.
The Most Popular Baby Names in Eastern Iowa in 2022
Here are the most popular baby names in 2022 according to hospitals in Eastern Iowa.
Why Is This Cedar Rapids Home Being Sold For $2.5 Million?
$2.5 million seems a bit steep for a 3 bedroom one bath home in Cedar Rapids.
Family Owned Iowa Ice Cream Company Has Been Sold
Iowas best-known ice cream brand has been sold to an Italian company.
Iowa Hunter Claims To Have Shot And Killed a Mountain Lion
A new photo has surfaced that claims to show a mountain lion killed in Iowa.
Two Former Hawkeyes Get To Stay in Green Bay
Tyler Goodson and Jack Heflin get to keep their green and gold jerseys a bit longer.