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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Injuries in Green Bay have opened up a roster spot for a former Iowa running back.
2 Year-Old Iowa Boy Shoots Himself With Father’s Gun
A two-year-old boy remains hospitalized after shooting himself with his father's unsecured handgun.
Why I Finally Gave Up Playing Fantasy Football
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Some of the worst roads and bridges in the nation are right here in Iowa.
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Amid College Football Scandals, Iowa Lucky To Have Kirk Ferentz
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Meet Buster, The Senior Dog Who Longs For The Easy Life! [VIDEO]
Buster is like the cute grandpa from the Pixar movie 'Up'. Sure, he's a senior, but he's got plenty of life left in him!
Zach Johnson In Contention At Another Major
The Cedar Rapids native sees his name high on the leaderboard after day 1 at the PGA Championship.