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
How To Ruin Perfectly Good Breakfast Pizza! [VIDEO]
It turns out the answer to the question, 'how to ruin perfectly good breakfast pizza' is simple. Just add chocolate syrup!
Facebook Disables Millions Of Fake Accounts
Are you still seeing suspicious accounts on Facebook? The company is trying to police the problem by deleting billions of users.
Legal Betting On Sports In Iowa Still Months Away
One thing is for sure. It won't be long until you can both root and BET for your favorite team in Iowa.
You Can Welcome Home Veterans From Tomorrow’s Honor Flight!
The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will take another group of veterans from the state to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, and they're asking citizens to welcome them home.
Former Hawk Retires 2 Weeks After Signing First NFL Contract
A 1st team All-Big Ten offensive lineman retires from football just as his NFL career was about to start.
Brantley Gilbert And Our Troops Made For An Amazing Night! [VIDEO]
Brantley Gilbert rocked the U.S. Cellular Center Thursday night, while a troop enlistment ceremony made us all proud to live in the USA!
To Holly, For Mother’s Day [Brain’s Letter]
Brain honors his wife Holly, on this Mother's Day weekend.
Just TRY And Resist Rover’s Sad Eyes! [VIDEO]
You might want to hurry and adopt Rover, before someone at KHAK does!
Better Cellular Coverage Coming For Some Marion Residents
Strange black boxes on light poles in Marion aren't part of a surveillance program. It's all about improving cell service.
Brain Applies To Be ‘Chief Donut Officer’
For those of you who thought this radio thing was my 'dream job', think again. I've applied for my dream job. How does the title of 'Chief Donut Officer' sound?