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
Get A FREE Slice Of Pizza At Wal-Mart Today!
Wal-Mart has gone back to their original Marketside pizza recipe, and today they're giving it away!
Cedar Rapids Zip Line Across Cedar River Put On Hold
After numerous setbacks and delays, a proposed zip line across the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids is on hold until 2019.
Tigerhawk Logo Finally On Water Tower Outside Of Kinnick [PHOTOS]
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Texting While Driving Verdict Sees 10-Year Sentence Handed Down
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We're not sure why Angel hasn't found a home yet, because she gets along with everyone!
Fireworks Sales In Iowa Begin Today
You can buy fireworks in Iowa starting today, but if you live in Cedar Rapids you can't legally use them. What?
Marion Students Rewarded For Their Character
Brains daughter was one of many Marion students who received awards for displaying honesty and integrity.
Two Cooks From Iowa Are Competing To Be The Next ‘MasterChef’
Two chefs from Iowa are taking on Gordon Ramsay and competing on the latest season of the hit show on Fox that premiered last night.