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
Tornadoes Do Major Damage Across Eastern Iowa [VIDEO]
Tornado sirens sounded in several communities yesterday. Towns like Marshalltown, Pella, and Bondurant suffered major damage.
The Puppies Have Arrived On Furry Friday! [VIDEOS]
Do you want a sure fire way to guarantee that NO work will get done in the KHAK studios? Bring in puppies!
One Of Brain’s Favorite Movies Is Celebrating It’s 10th Anniversary [VIDEO]
Despite many attempts to duplicate its mood and theme, 'The Dark Knight' remains the best comic book movie of all time.
Iowa City ‘Pizza Ranch’ Is On The Move
The Iowa City Pizza Ranch will be moving this fall to a bigger and better location.
Hy-Vee Recalls Pasta Salad Due To Reports Of Illnesses
Fears of Salmonella food poisoning causes Hy-Vee to recall popular salad.
City Of Marion Wants To Change Rules On Sale Of Fireworks
The Marion fire chief wants new regulations put in place on where fireworks can be sold within the city.
Two Iowa Players On Prestigious Watch Lists
Two Iowa juniors are on watch lists for two of college football's top awards.
‘Kids Day At Kinnick’ Coming In August
The annual Kids Day at Kinnick is geared towards the youngest of Hawkeye fans!
What Will You Buy On Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime members can start saving big at 2 p.m. this afternoon!
CDC Says ‘Do Not Eat This Cereal!’
Over 100 people have contracted salmonella from a popular Kellogg's cereal.