I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 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
Jo Jo and Her Tennis Ball Want To Play!
Meet Jo Jo, our Furry Friday friend who needs a forever home for herself and her favorite toy!
Iowa Pandemic Baby Boom Just Underway
An Iowa OBGYN says you can expect the birth rate in Iowa to rise right through the fall of 2021.
Brian Kelley, Country Music’s New Beach Cowboy
Brian Kelley delivers some hits and misses on his new four song EP.
Former Chrome Horse Location To Be Split Into Four
The old Chrome Horse along Blairs Ferry Road will soon be split into four separate businesses!
Coaches Still Highest Paid Employees Despite Short Seasons
The highest paid state employee in 2020 was still a football coach, despite the pandemic shortened season.
Iowa Ranked Among The Least Popular States
A new survey shows that most of the nation doesn't plan on visiting Iowa any time soon!
Marion Board Votes to Officially Drop ‘Mavericks’
It's back to square one, as the Marion School Board votes to drop the name they choose to replace the Indians name and mascot.
Brain Gets Taken By THIS Watch Ad
If a deal looks to good to be true...it probably is.
Has Disney Made a REAL Star Wars Lighsaber?
An image from a promotional video has Star Wars fans dreaming of what might be possible!
Former Hawkeye Nunge Finds a New Home
The former Iowa center has found a new team closer to his home town in Indiana.