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
Brain’s Five Favorite Country Albums Of 2017
2017 was another great year for country music. Here are Brain's favorite albums from the past year.
Iowa ‘Pins’ Down A Bowl Win In New York [VIDEO]
Iowa senior running back Akrum Wadley and his 283 total yards in the Pinstripe Bowl helped lead Iowa over Boston College 27-20.
It’s Time To Get Rid Of That Christmas Tree
The real tree in your living room sure did look amazing. But now the needles are falling off and it's time to get that thing out!
Hawkeyes Look To End Bowl Game Losing Streak
An Iowa win over Boston College would end the year on a high note, and end the longest bowl losing streak in school history.
Taking Time To Enjoy The Magic Of Christmas
I try really hard to view Christmas through the eyes of my kids. To them, this time of year is all about magic.
Brain And Courtlin Exchange Their Gag Gifts! [VIDEO]
Brain and Courtlin exchanged gag gifts for Christmas! Find out who was most embarrassed!
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Angie [VIDEO]
Want a dog that's always happy? Meet Angie!
Solid Waste Agency Provides Christmas Clean-Up Tips
Christmas leaves just as quickly as it arrives. The Linn County Solid Waste Agency has some tips to make clean-up as easy as possible.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Taste Bud Trivia’ – Peanut Butter And Syrup [VIDEO]
A peanut butter sandwich with syrup sounds like something Buddy the Elf would eat!
Cedar Rapids Police Will Soon Wear Body Cameras
Police officers in Cedar Rapids will soon be outfitted with body cameras that will record all interactions with the public.