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
Brain Binge Watches New Netflix Show ‘Mindhunter’ [VIDEO]
'Mindhunter' is the new Netflix show about finding out what makes serial killers tick.
The C.J. Beathard Era Has Begun In San Francisco
After getting down to the Washington Redskins 17-0, the San Francisco 49ers needed to make a change. That change came in the form of former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard.
KHAK’s ‘Teacher of the Week’ – October 13th
Each week we honor another awesome area educator with our KHAK 'Teacher of the Week Award!'
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Pistachio [VIDEO]
We've had some rambunctious dogs visit the KHAK studios on Furry Fridays but Pistachio was just about as chilled and relaxed as it gets.
Iowa City Program Allows Drivers To Replace Burned Out Lights For FREE
If you have a burned out headlight or tail light and get pulled over for it in Iowa City, you might just get it fixed for FREE.
It’s Official…Gander Mountain Won’t Open New Cedar Rapids Building
You figured it wasn't a good sign when the Gander Mountain signage came off of their new building on Blairs Ferry Road earlier this week. Yesterday, we finally got confirmation that the outdoor retailer would NOT be using the newly built location.
Does ‘Tillie The Ghost’ Really Haunt Oak Hill Cemetery In Cedar Rapids? [PHOTOS]
If you search for haunted places in eastern Iowa, and specifically in Cedar Rapids, there is one story that appears on nearly every website... Tillie the Ghost at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Landon Cassill Looking For A New NASCAR Ride After 2017 Season
Front Row Motorsports announced on Tuesday that it would be parting ways with driver Landon Cassill following the 2017 season.
Jason Isbell Brings His ‘Nashville Sound’ To Cedar Rapids! [VIDEO]
2 time Grammy winner Jason Isbell brings his high energy show to Cedar Rapids this January!
Over 40 Cats Dropped Off at Eastern Iowa Humane Society
The Dubuque Regional Humane Society got quite a surprise this past weekend. Someone left eight UHaul boxes of cats in front of their facility Sunday morning.