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
Brain Gets A Tip, Searches For Son’s Stolen Bicycle
After sharing the story of Chase getting his bike stolen, a listener called with information on its possible location.
The Rescheduled Freedom Festival Balloon Glow Is Tonight!
Canceled in June due to wet weather, the Freedom Festival Balloon Glow takes place tonight in Cedar Rapids!
Iowa Country Singer Honors Mom With Powerful Song [VIDEO]
Iowa native Jay Allen sings his song about his mother's battle with Alzheimer's Disease to her in Dubuque.
Brain Ditches His iPhone And Joins Team Android
I certainly don't have anything bad to say about my Apple experience. I just kept feeling like there was more out there.
It May Be Summer, But One Corridor Apple Orchard Is Now Open
A corridor apple orchard has officially opened for the season! Let the tastes of fall begin!
Why One Iowa Congressman Is Against A Ban On Dog And Cat Meat
A bill is making its way through Congress that would ban dogs and cats being slaughtered for meat in the United States. Who would oppose THAT?
Authorities Investigate Possible Sighting Of Mollie Tibbetts
Authorities in Kearney, Missouri say they have investigated a possible sighting of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.
Why Back To School Shopping Is So Stressful
Later this month the kids will be back in school! A little freedom for moms and dads! But there is a price tag on that freedom.
Why Is Brain Dressed Up Like A Slice Of Pizza?
Did you know that we you make pizzas at PHAT Daddys you have to dress LIKE a pizza?
Marion Police Department’s Phone Number Being Used In Scam
Scammers are using the Marion Police Department's phone number to try and trick citizens.