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
Eastern Iowans Reveal Their Favorite Scary Movies!
Listeners reveal their favorite scary movies! The results are terrifying!
Iowa State Football Ranked For The First Time Since 2005
Saturday, the Cyclones kept their winning streak alive with a 31-13 win at Texas Tech. Their reward? Being ranked in the top 25 for the first time since 2005.
Cedar Rapids To Add More Stop Signs Downtown
The transition from one-way streets to two-way streets in downtown Cedar Rapids continues to be an ongoing project. After taking out several stop lights back in August, the city is now putting in stop signs at several intersections.
Have You Dared To Visit The ‘Black Angel Of Death’ In Iowa City? [VIDEO]
It is known as 'The Black Angel of Death', and this statue in Iowa City is nothing to mess around with.
Monica Lewinsky To Speak At University Of Iowa
Monica Lewinsky will speak on bullying and other social media topics at the University of Iowa this month.
Diaper Drive Looks To Help Save Families Money
The average family pays $80 a month on diapers. Operation Diaper Drive is looking for diaper donations to help families in need.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Taste Bud Trivia’ – Cheese Cookie [VIDEO]
Listen, I like cheese and I like cookies, but NOT together! Who eats this stuff?
Airbnb Stays In Iowa Are About To Get More Expensive
As of November 1st, an Airbnb stay in Iowa will cost you a bit more.
Is THIS The Most Haunted Place In Iowa? [VIDEO]
What's the most haunted place in Iowa? Look no further than this small house.
Former UNI Football Player Shot And Killed In St. Louis
Police in Missouri are looking into who shot and killed a former University of Northern Iowa football player.