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
The Subway Tuna Sandwich Mystery
What are you REALLY ordering when you get the tuna at Subway?
Do You Remember The Last CD You Purchased?
With some artists no longer putting out CDs, do you remember the last one YOU purchased?
Brain Helps His Daughter With Some Photog Homework
Brain and his daughter Carly enjoyed a picture perfect day at Pinicon Ridge Park.
St. Luke’s Hospital Updates Visitor Policies
As COVID numbers go down, more visitors are being allowed back into St. Luke's Hospital.
Local Fireworks Stands Facing Supply Shortage
Low supplies and drought conditions could make it a tough year for local fireworks stands.
Listener Lunch with Brain and Courtlin is Back!
Want to have lunch with Brain and Courtlin? Enter to win NOW!
Marion Names New Girl’s Head Basketball Coach
The new Marion girl's basketball coach returns after leading Central City to it's first winning season in a decade!
Lost Island In the Running For America’s Top Waterpark!
Vote for Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo for Best Outdoor waterpark in the nation!
Popular Eastern Iowa Pizza Joint Opening New Location
Quad City style pizza is back as Cranky Hank's gets set to open a NEW location next month!
Could Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp Be An NBA First Round Draft Pick?
At least one scout calls Joe Wieskamp one of the most underrated players in this year's draft class.