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
FBI Warning People Of Possible Router Attacks: What To Do
The FBI is warning people of a new malware that could steal your information and cause your router to stop working properly. Thankfully, there's a simple fix.
Isaiah Moss Makes Decision On His Basketball Future
Today is the deadline for college basketball players that have NOT hired an agent to withdraw their names from the NBA Draft process and return to school.
Blairs Ferry Road Gander Mountain Building Has New Tenant
After sitting empty for over a year, the vacant Gander Mountain building will finally be filled!
Is ‘Solo’ A Necessary Star Wars Movie? [VIDEO]
Brain gives his review of the new Han Solo movie, but also has a bigger question. Why?
Jake The Border Collie Is A True Gentle Giant [VIDEO]
Our Furry Friday dog Jake is the perfect example of a 'gentle giant'.
Brain’s Daughter Suffers Strange Injury
I picked up my youngest daughter Cayleigh from school yesterday and she was her normal self. In 20 minutes I'd have her at urgent care seeking medical care.
How To Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer [LIST]
And as you get ready to deal with the warmer temperatures and the kiddos on summer vacation, don't forget your four-legged kids too!
Eastern Iowa Airport Has Record-Breaking Year
EIA set a record for passengers, but don't expect that to affect the cost of a flight out of Cedar Rapids.
Pineapple With Hot Sauce Did NOT Go Over Well [VIDEO]
I've had pineapple with BBQ sauce before and it's great. But today it was covered in HOT sauce. Who enjoys that?
How Would You Like To Have McDonald’s Breakfast Delivered?
Soon, you might be able to get your Egg McMuffin or McGriddle delivered right to your office meeting!