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
Hey Cedar Rapids, What’s With The Smell?
Residents plug their noses and search for answers to the question, 'What Stinks?'
The Night That Ricky Skaggs Saved The CMA’s
The Ricky Skaggs tribute left us all star struck and wanting more. And that's when the CMA Awards really took off!
Iowans Helping Victims Of California Wildfires
Victims of the California wildfires need help, and numerous Iowans are on their way to lend a hand.
Will The CMA Awards Provide Some Surprises?
Will we see some surprise winners tonight? Brain sure hopes so!
New Acting Attorney General In Iowa Today
Recently appointed acting Attorney General and U of I alum Matthew Whitaker will be visiting the state of Iowa today.
‘Operation Give Birds’ Handing Out Free Turkeys On Sunday
What started out as a prank among friends, has now turned into hundreds of families getting a free turkey for Thanksgiving.
Cedar Rapids Homeless Brave Falling Temperatures
The homeless population in Cedar Rapids is waiting on an overflow shelter to open. Until then, they're freezing outside.
170 Dogs Rescued From Northern Iowa Puppy Mill
A Worth County woman faces potential charges for running a puppy mill in deplorable conditions.
Tyler Cook Helps Hawks Pull Away Against Green Bay
Iowa pulls away late against Green Bay as they prepare for a tough tournament in New York City.
Our Furry Friday Dog Is Truly ‘Precious’ [VIDEO]
Our friend Precious proves that senior dogs have a lot of love left to give!