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
Iowa State’s Star Receiver Invited To NFL Combine
Iowa State senior receiver Allen Lazard has been touted as an NFL prospect the past several years. Now he'll get a chance to prove it
What Would Happen If The Government Shuts Down?
A government shutdown looms over Washington. What would close if an agreement isn't reached?
Brain’s Daughter Has A Plan To Get Rich!
My daughter Cayleigh surprised me this week when she claimed to have a get rich quick scheme.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Taste Bud Trivia’ – Cottage Cheese & Syrup [VIDEO]
Which DJ ended up loving this week's Taste Bud Trivia food combination?
Could Iowans Get A False Missile Alert?
State officials address the likelihood of a false missile alert like the one Hawaii experienced this past weekend.
Should Minors Be Allowed Inside Marion Bars?
The city of Marion is looking at the possibility of letting minors into bars during daytime hours if they are with a guardian.
Marion School District And Another Teacher Face Sex Abuse Charges
A new lawsuit claims a student volunteer abused children in more than one Marion classroom.
A New Studio Means Saying Goodbye
On our first day in our new studio, it's time to say goodbye to the board that's been with me since 1996.
Ambulance Rolls Over On I-80 While Transporting Patient
Slick roads caused an ambulance carrying a patient to roll over on I-80 yesterday afternoon.
Brain And Courtlin’s ‘Furry Friday’ – Kojak [VIDEO]
Kojak is a lab mix that was rescued from Houston who'd love a new home!