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
As Cities Change The Name Of His Holiday, How Should We Remember Columbus?
As several Iowa communities prepare to celebrate 'Indigenous People Day', how should Christopher Columbus be remembered?
In The Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting Lawmakers Should BAN Bump Stocks
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle need to work together and ban bump stocks now.
Cedar Rapids Woman Shares Story Of How She Escaped Las Vegas Concert Shooting [WATCH]
A Cedar Rapids woman told her story about running for her life and finally returning to her home in Cedar Rapids.
Talking To Your Kids About Tragedies
The tragedy in Las Vegas has been the top news story for several days. But how do you talk to your kids about such an unspeakable event?
Marion Police Continue Murder Investigation
Officials confirm a person of interest is in custody, but no charges have been filed.
An October Monday We Would All Like To Forget
My wife Holly woke me up Monday morning not to wish me a happy 18th wedding anniversary but instead told me to turn on the TV. It was not the start to a day off that I could have fathomed.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Rebel [VIDEO]
Meet Rebel, a young dog who gets along with everyone!
The 28th Annual Swamp Fox Festival In Marion Features Activities For Everyone!
The fall weather is here and there a ton of great family-friendly activities to enjoy all over Marion this weekend.
Does A Warm September Mean A Warm Winter?
What does a warm September mean? Does it mean we're in for a cold winter? Or will the warmth continue?
Coralville Trader Joe’s Announces Grand Opening Date
Trader Joe's is getting ready to open their second Iowa location, this one in Coralville.