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
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Brain Says Goodbye To Viola Elementary
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The Impossible Job Of The Referee
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With their franchise QB done for the year, the 49ers turn to CJ Beathard to save their season.
Student Arrested After Taking Gun Into Dubuque High School
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Governor’s Race Remains Close With Six Weeks To Go
A new poll shows Fred Hubbell with a slight lead over Governor Reynolds.
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