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
Meet Nino, The ‘Furry Friday’ Dog That Has Been Through A Lot [VIDEO]
Every dog that we meet on 'Furry Fridays' has its own story. This week's dog, Nino, has had a rough journey to where he is today.
Brain’s 10 Favorite Albums On Vinyl
National Record Store Day is Saturday, so Brain looks at 10 of his favorite albums on vinyl.
How Hayden Fry Helped George And Barbara Bush Get An Apartment
While Fry may forever be associated with Hawkeye football, his roots lie in Texas, and among his oldest friends are members of the Bush family.
Brain’s Family Welcomes In A Visitor
After watching it outside in the cold, Brain and his family welcome in a new house guest.
Rice Soaked With Ketchup Not A Hit On ‘Taste Bud Trivia’ [VIDEO]
Some people love ketchup on everything. But rice drenched in it? No thank you!
Starbucks Closing All U.S. Locations On May 29th
Starbucks will close all company-owned stores, including many in Iowa, on May 29th for racial bias training.
Iowa’s Ellingson Transferring To Another In-State School
Iowa guard Brady Ellingson is transferring out of the Iowa basketball program, but his move won't take him far from Iowa City.
Brain Finds The App That Allows Him To Finally Cut The Cable Cord
The ability to stream all local channels and an unlimited DVR are just a few of the reasons a new app allowed Brain to ditch cable.
Leo Is A Gentle Giant Looking For A New Home [VIDEO]
We get dogs of all shapes and sizes that come to see us on 'Furry Fridays'. But we've never had one as large and in charge as Leo!
E-Cigs Disguised As USB Drives Latest Smoking Trend Among Teens
Juuling is a new and potentially dangerous smoking trend in teens, and it can be tough to spot.