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
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It was raining three's as Iowa wins it's 5th straight with a win over Illinois!
Meet Our Energetic New Friend Cooper! [VIDEO]
Meet Cooper, our new Furry Friday friend!
Popular Midwest Retailer To Close Remaining Iowa Stores
A popular Wisconsin based retailer has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close it's Iowa stores.
Local Seminar Looks To Help Prospective Adoptive Parents [VIDEO]
If you're thinking about becoming a foster parent or adopting, this weekend seminar could be just what you're looking for.
Bohannon And Garza Step Up Big In Iowa Win
Iowa got big games from Bohannon, Garza, and Kreiner as they won their 4th straight Big Ten contest!
Vinyl Music Sales In U.S. Continue To Rise
Vinyl record sales rose again in 2018. You'll never guess which album sold the most physical copies!
Remember When Cord Cutting Saved You Money?
Cord cutting was supposed to save money! But thanks to rising costs from streaming services like Netflix, they could soon cost as much as cable did!
Violent Crime Rate In Cedar Rapids Goes Up
Despite the uptick in violent crimes, the overall crime rate in Cedar Rapids continues to fall.
Another Painful Gout Attack Causes Brain To Make A Change
I thought that my gout attacks were a thing of the past. But after the second one in less than 2 months, it's time for a change.
Jason Momoa Posts Video About His Recent Visit To Iowa [WATCH]
No actor is hotter right now than Jason Momoa. But he still finds time to visit his mom and grandmother in Norwalk, Iowa.