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
IHOP Serving FREE Pancakes On National Pancake Day
IHOP is serving up FREE pancakes on Tuesday, and it's all for a great cause. Kids!
Iowa TV Reporter Makes History By Wearing Hijab On Air [VIDEO]
Tahera Rahman recently made the move to an on-air reporter. The move is one that she has dreamed of for years. It is also a brave one.
Girls State Basketball Tournament Begins Today In Des Moines
The Girl's State Basketball Tournament begins today at Wells Fargo Arena, and there are plenty of teams from the corridor in action.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Scarlett [VIDEO]
This week's Furry Friday friend is Scarlett who LOVES butt scratches!
Where’s the D? Iowa’s Season Summed Up By One Horrible Number
The numbers don't lie. The Iowa men's basketball team is among the worst in the nation at playing defense.
Decorah Bald Eagle Lays First Egg [WATCH]
It's time to watch the Eagle Cam as the first egg of the season has arrived!
Bernie Sanders To Speak At Rally In Cedar Rapids On Friday
Bernie Sanders will be back in Iowa Friday, including a rally at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.
Taste Bud Trivia – Cheese Donut [VIDEO]
Brain's first donut since giving them up for Lent is covered in CHEESE.
One Of The Busiest Roads In CR To Undergo 2 Year Facelift
City officials say that the project will eventually help some of the traffic congestion that frequently plagues the area.
New Project Would Clear Half A Block Near Coe College
If a local businessman has his way, more buildings along First Avenue in Cedar Rapids could soon be torn down to make way for new storefronts.