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
Listen to Jon Pardi’s New Album One Week Early!
Jon Pardi's new album comes out September 27th, but you can listen to the entire album early here!
Iowa Gas Prices Spike Following Saudi Attacks
With worldwide oil production affected by the attacks in Saudi Arabia, gas prices were bound to rise.
‘College GameDay’ Sign Ends Up Raising Thousands For Iowa Children’s Hospital
A sign begging for beer money raises thousands of dollars! And it's all going to charity!
Blue Bunny Buys Popular Low-Calorie Ice Cream Company
Wells Enterprises of Le Mars, Iowa has purchased the top-selling grocery store pint of ice cream company.
Is Spotify Really Not Suggesting Female Artists?
Brain creates a playlist on Spotify to find out if the streaming service is ignoring female artists.
U of I Researchers Make Rare Cancer Breakthrough
Researchers at the University of Iowa believe they've found a cure for a rare childhood cancer.
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Anamosa Police Department Leaving 117 Year Old Building
The Anamosa Police Department has a plan to change headquarters, and save the city money too.
Watch Our Furry Friday Dog Blossom Do The Butt Wiggle [VIDEO]
You won't be able to resist our Furry Friday dog Blossom!
A Warning For Gameday Parking In Ames
If you're thinking about parking illegally in Ames for the big game, think again. Fines have gone way up in 2019.