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
Brains Daughter Has A Lot To Say After Waking Up From Surgery
Since HIPPA regulations forbid us from taking video the following account of events is the best I could do.
Duane Arnold Power Plant Could Close In Eight Years
Unless a contract extension is reached, the Duane Arnold Power Plant could close in 2025.
Iowa Gas Prices Soar In January
I know we all complain about the rising cost of gas, but Iowans have an excuse to gripe this time.
UPDATE: Two Killed In I-380 Overnight Crash
Two people are dead after a head-on collision on I-380.
Jordan Bohannon Closing In On A Hallowed Iowa Record
Jordan Bohannon's consecutive free throw streak is getting attention because of whose name he might pass.
How Well Do Brain And His Wife Know Each Other? [VIDEO]
After nearly 19 years of marriage, you would assume Holly and I would know everything about each other.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Lacey [VIDEO]
Lovable Lacey is the rare large breed dog that gets along with cats! She'd love to be a member of your family!
A Change Could Be Coming To The Iowa School Year Calendar
A new measure in the Iowa Senate could allow schools to start their year even earlier.
UPDATE: Field Of Dreams Vandalized
The groundskeeper at The Field of Dreams says this weeks damage could be worse than originally feared.
Tyler Cook And Iowa Slam The Badgers [VIDEO]
Sure, Iowa scored more points than Wisconsin on Tuesday night in Iowa City. But make no mistake, it was the defense that led Iowa to the win.