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
‘Roseanne’ Is The Show America Needs And Deserves
The new 'Roseanne' deals with politics and a changed family dynamic while still speaking to a struggling middle class.
Josh Jackson Hopes To Improve Draft Status After Iowa Pro Day
Iowa Football held it's pro day yesterday for NFL scouts. 16 former players worked out in front of over 30 scouts and coaches among 31 NFL teams.
Where Iowa Ranks Nationally In Teacher Pay
Iowa teacher pay ranks high if you look at the cost of living per state.
Brain’s Daughter Gets Her Ears Pierced! [VIDEO]
Cayleigh wanted hers done for her eighth birthday. So this weekend, we headed to the mall!
Could Tolls Be Coming To Interstate 80?
The Iowa DOT says adding tolls to I-80 could help rebuild the roadway.
Meet Buddy, The Dog Who Is Always Smiling! [VIDEO]
Buddy is so loving and he has an infectious smile that we know you'll fall in love with!
Brain And Courtlin Try The ‘Chubby Bunny’ Challenge [VIDEO]
Brain and Courtlin shove marshmallows in their mouths and try and talk. What could go wrong?
Winter Weather Returning To Eastern Iowa
The calendar may say Spring, but Winter isn't done with us quite yet!
Brain And Courtlin Try Beets For The First Time [VIDEO]
This week's Taste Bud Trivia forced Brain and Courtlin to try beets for the first time!
Cavs’ Kyle Korver Returns To Iowa After Death Of Brother
Kirk Korver, the younger brother of Cleveland Cavs' guard Kyle Korver, passed away Tuesday. He was just 27 years old.