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
New Downtown Office Building On Hold
The Historic Preservation Commission has put a 60-day hold on plans to demolish three buildings along First Avenue SE.
Taste Bud Trivia – Peanut Butter Hot Dog [VIDEO]
It's a Valentine's Day edition of Taste Bud Trivia! We thought that Danielle might be nice and bring us in some candy to eat. No such luck.
Brains Daughters Write Heartwarming Valentines
My daughters made Valentines Day cards for Holly and me last night and when we opened them up our hearts swelled with pride.
Chicken Salad Sold At Fareway Stores Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
Chicken salad sold at Fareway stores has been linked to salmonella cases across the state of Iowa.
Could Presidential Infrastructure Bill Include Money For Cedar Rapids?
The President unveiled his infrastructure bill Monday, and Cedar Rapids leaders were on hand.
Former Iowa TE Considering Retirement Due To Concussions
Sometimes a player has to know when to say 'when.' Former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz might have reached that point in 2017.
You Don’t Have To Break The Bank On Valentine’s Day
A new survey shows that you don't have to spend a lot to say 'I love you.'
Influenza Invades Brain’s Home
Yes, the flu has found its way into our home. But those flu shots could still end up saving the day!
Wellmark To Sell ACA Plans In Iowa In 2019
The state's largest insurer believes the individual market should be stable enough to offer policies again next year.
Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour To Visit Camp Courageous
The Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour is making a stop in eastern Iowa this spring!