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
Where’s the D? Iowa’s Season Summed Up By One Horrible Number
The numbers don't lie. The Iowa men's basketball team is among the worst in the nation at playing defense.
Decorah Bald Eagle Lays First Egg [WATCH]
It's time to watch the Eagle Cam as the first egg of the season has arrived!
Bernie Sanders To Speak At Rally In Cedar Rapids On Friday
Bernie Sanders will be back in Iowa Friday, including a rally at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.
Taste Bud Trivia – Cheese Donut [VIDEO]
Brain's first donut since giving them up for Lent is covered in CHEESE.
One Of The Busiest Roads In CR To Undergo 2 Year Facelift
City officials say that the project will eventually help some of the traffic congestion that frequently plagues the area.
New Project Would Clear Half A Block Near Coe College
If a local businessman has his way, more buildings along First Avenue in Cedar Rapids could soon be torn down to make way for new storefronts.
Iowa Governor Re-Launching ‘See Something, Say Something’
Reynolds said that preventing mass shootings cannot be only about guns, and should also include reporting suspicious activities.
The Best Grocery Bagger In The Nation Is From Iowa
Iowa is once again home to the National Champion...of bagging groceries.
Eastern Iowa Dog Wins At Westminster Dog Show
Not bad for your first time competing at the Westminster Dog Show. An eastern Iowa woman and her dog took home a top prize at this year's contest.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Howie
You'll fall in love with the infectious energy of Howie, this week's Furry Friday dog!