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 Iowa Bison That Survived A Lightning Strike Has Died
Sparky the bison gained national fame back in 2013. He was struck by lightning and lived to tell the tale. But old age finally caught up.
Cedar Rapids Home A Total Loss After Weekend Fire
A weekend fire destroyed a NE Cedar Rapids home, and neighbors are trying to help the couple pick up the pieces.
One Look Into Lucy’s Eyes And You’ll Want To Take Her Home [VIDEO]
We met Lucy this week for 'Furry Friday'. She is a Belgian Malinois Shephard mix and her eyes had me from the first time I looked at her.
Maybe These Shoes Will Be The Ones To Get Brain To Exercise
Donut inspired running shoes has Brain thinking that he's seeing donuts everywhere!
Anamosa Lifts Ban On Pit Bulls
Anamosa gets rid of its ban on pit bulls. Will more Iowa communities do the same?
‘Roseanne’ Is The Show America Needs And Deserves
The new 'Roseanne' deals with politics and a changed family dynamic while still speaking to a struggling middle class.
Josh Jackson Hopes To Improve Draft Status After Iowa Pro Day
Iowa Football held it's pro day yesterday for NFL scouts. 16 former players worked out in front of over 30 scouts and coaches among 31 NFL teams.
Where Iowa Ranks Nationally In Teacher Pay
Iowa teacher pay ranks high if you look at the cost of living per state.
Brain’s Daughter Gets Her Ears Pierced! [VIDEO]
Cayleigh wanted hers done for her eighth birthday. So this weekend, we headed to the mall!
Could Tolls Be Coming To Interstate 80?
The Iowa DOT says adding tolls to I-80 could help rebuild the roadway.