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
The Reason Why Gas Prices In Iowa Are Headed Higher
Wondering why gas prices are going up so fast? A HUGE travel holiday is only partly to blame.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Duke [VIDEO]
Duke the pug visited the KHAK studios on Furry Friday, and Courtlin couldn't get enough!
Listening To Christmas Music Too Early Can Drive You Crazy!
Some people want to hear Christmas music now. But a new study says that it might just be bad for your mental health!
Marshalltown Carbon Monoxide Death Did NOT Happen
The Marshalltown Fire Department has corrected an earlier story saying that one person had died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Taste Bud Trivia’ – Grape Juice And Milk [VIDEO]
Brain and Courtlin are joined by a special guest who drinks this week's gross combination right along with them!
Cedar Rapids Good Samaritan Becomes The Victim
A Cedar Rapids man who was commended for being a good samaritan for returning a lost wallet, now finds himself the victim of a crime.
Iowa No Longer The ‘Fake ID’ Of College Football [VIDEO]
Iowa's win over Ohio State made longtime Hawkeye critic Colin Cowherd finally eat some crow!
Make Your Voice Heard And Get Out And VOTE!
Whether it's the race for Cedar Rapids mayor or a community bond issue, election day is your chance to have your voice heard!
Sheraton Iowa City Facing Layoffs And Temporary Closing
The Sheraton in Iowa City has announced layoff and a temporary closing as it transitions to new ownership.
2 People Injured In Marion Apartment Fire
A fire at a Marion apartment complex Sunday morning sent two residents to local hospitals.