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
Meet Our Furry Friday Dog Franny! [VIDEO]
Franny's sister got adopted, so now it's HER turn to find her forever home!
Garza Dominates, But Iowa Falls At Indiana
Luka Garza dominated at Indiana, but the hot shooting Hoosiers and a key Iowa injury were too much to overcome.
Survey Reveals Surge In Iowa Bald Eagle Population
The past 25 years have seen a surge in the bald eagle population in Iowa.
Brain And Courtlin Deliver Valentines To Vets In IC
Brain and Courtlin delivered your homemade valentines to appreciative veterans at the VA Hospital in IC.
Zombie Deer Disease Confirmed In Iowa
The Iowa DNR is taking steps to make sure the disease doesn't spread to more counties.
Scooter Share Program Will Return To Cedar Rapids
Rentable scooters and bikes will return to Cedar Rapids this spring!
Iowa State Loses Star Player For The Season
Tyrese Haliburton is done for the year with a broken wrist. Has he played his last game at ISU?
UPDATE: Two Iowans Test Negative For Coronavirus
The two Iowa residents who were being tested for coronavirus got good news yesterday!
The Truth Behind The Standing Broom Trick! [VIDEO]
It turns out that you can make a broom stand on its own ANY day of the year!
Iowa’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Candy
Do you plan on buying your sweetheart some candy? You might want to choose the candy that most Iowans buy!