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
Man Arrested After High Speed Chase In Cedar Rapids [WATCH]
A Cedar Rapids man is behind bars after a high-speed chase on I-380 and 42nd Street.
The Busiest Shipping Week Of The Year Is Here!
Get your gifts ready to send! The deadline to get them delivered by Christmas is coming up quick!
Cedar Rapids Woman Dies After Apartment Fire
A case of unattended food on a stove led to the blaze that claimed the life of a Cedar Rapids woman.
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Brain’s Favorite Christmas Tree Ornaments [GALLERY]
I love watching Holly and the kids choose which ornaments to put on the tree each year. Here are some of our favorites and what they mean to us.
Would You Give Up Your Phone For A Year For $100,000?
Could you make it one year without your phone? Vitaminwater will PAY you to find out!
Some Parents Question Response By Marion Police
Marion police responded to a verbal threat of violence at Vernon Middle school Tuesday. Some parents are questioning their tactics.
What Are The Odds Of Having A White Christmas?
Your odds of having a white Christmas depend on what part of Iowa you live in.
Brain Picks His Five Favorite Country Albums Of The Year
Brain reveals his five favorite country albums of this past year.
Iowa Restaurant To Be Featured On New Guy Fieri Show
Guy Fieri loves the restaurant so much he's featuring it for the second time on his new Food Network show!