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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Noah Fant may be the only Hawkeye sitting out the Outback Bowl, but more could follow him next year to the NFL.
New Starbucks Holiday Drink Gives You The Whole Tree
We all like the SMELL of a real Christmas tree, but how about the taste?
Iowa Basketball Announcers Suffer A ‘Live Mic’ Moment [LISTEN]
Gary Dolphin and Bobby Hansen had no idea they were still on the air when they made comments critical of the Iowa basketball program.
Phoenix Bound United Flight Makes Emergency Stop In CR
A United flight bound for Phoenix makes an emergency landing in Cedar Rapids Monday night.
Get Parking Tickets Forgiven In Exchange For Donation
Want your parking tickets wiped out? You can with a simple donation.
ISU’s Matt Campbell On The NFL’s Radar
After another great year at Iowa State, suitors are lining up for head coach Matt Campbell.
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After an 8-4 regular season, the Iowa football teams is looking forward to a warm weather bowl game!
Brain Makes A New Friend On Furry Friday! [VIDEO]
Meet Zeus, the cuddly pit who is take home ready!
CR Police Warn Residents About Holiday Thieves
Lock your doors and keep those gifts hidden! Don't let a thief ruin your holiday season!
Ravens Say Yanda Did NOT Spit On Rival Player [VIDEO]
A video shows Marshall Yanda spitting during an NFL game. But where did it land?