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Ryan Brainard

Ryan Brainard, aka The Brain, was born and raised in Anamosa. He grew up on a farm, where his family raised cattle, and grew corn and soybeans. Ryan attended Kirkwood Community College on a music scholarship, but it was an internship at KHAK in 1995 that changed everything. He was eventually hired part time on weekends, moved to nights and then to the morning show in 1999. He's been there ever since. Ryan also met his wife Holly at Kirkwood. They married in 1999 and have 3 children, Chase, Carly and Cayleigh. They currently reside in Marion. Ryan enjoys playing softball and golf, and loves his Green Bay Packers! He also roots for the Cardinals during baseball season. Ryan loves living and raising his children in Eastern Iowa, and hopes to be a part of KHAK country for years to come!
Holly Brainard
Holly Brainard
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Brain’s Kids Remind Him Why It’s Great Growing Up On The Farm

It's amazing how time and parenthood will change your perspective.  I grew up on a small family farm.  When I was a kid, it was heaven.  Open spaces and endless terain to explore.  But as I got older, the farm lost a bit of it's luster.  I wanted the hustle, and faster pace of living in the city.  But now that I have kids of my own, and see how they LOVE coming out to visit my parent's farm, I realize why I loved it in the first place.

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20th Century Fox via Youtube
20th Century Fox via Youtube
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Why Gone Girl Made Brain Gasp Out Loud In The Theater!

My wife and I had been waiting to see the movie Gone Girl for quite some time.  We both thought the trailer looked great, and the movie was by my favorite director, David Fincher.  While neither of us had read the book, we knew some surprises were waiting.  We had no idea what we were in for.

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