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
Freedom Fest Celebrates 35 Years Of Amazing Summer Fun! [WATCH]
Robin and Carissa with The Freedom Festival talk about all of this year's great Freedom Fest activities!
A Male Dog Named Sparkle? He’ll Steal Your Heart! [WATCH]
What's in a name? Meet our new friend Sparkle! Yes...he's a boy.
How To Own A Piece Of The Original Kinnick Stadium
To honor Nile Kinnick's 100th birthday, a North Liberty company is selling pieces of the stadium the bears his name.
The Balancing Act Of Being A Dad
Brain loves being a dad. But it's a balancing act that sometimes is tough to manage.
Dangerous Heat Wave To Hit Corridor This Weekend
Heat and humidity are set to give us our warmest stretch of weather in nearly five years.
‘West Side Rising’ Flood Memorial Dedication Today
The new sculpture and plaza remember what was lost, and honor what is rising after the crest.
The Most Difficult Thing About Having Daughters
Brain shares why having daughters is different, scary, and wonderful.
‘Flood Resurgence Tour’ Marks 10 Year CR Flood Anniversary
The CR Resurgence Tour will take you to sites that were hit hard by the 2008 flood but have bounced back.
7 Iowa Counties Declared Disaster Areas After Recent Storms
The declaration means residents can apply for state and federal funding to help pay for storm damage.
Free Meals For Cedar Rapids Kids Start Today
School is out for the summer, and that can mean some kids are going without the school meals they depended on.