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
Best Country Albums of 2020…So Far!
Brain picks out his favorite country albums of the year so far. Do you agree?
Ivy League Cancels All Fall Sports
The first Division 1 conference has canceled all fall sports, including college football.
Why Does Coca Cola Taste Better At McDonalds?
No restaurant makes their Coca Cola taste better than McDonald's. Here is how they do it!
Gov. Reynolds Defends Driver That Hit Protestor
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says a state trooper who hit a protestor in Des Moines did nothing wrong.
Drive-In Theaters Coming To Over 150 Wal-Mart Stores
Temporary drive-in movie theaters are coming to Wal-Mart parking lots later this summer!
Cedar Rapids Toddler Dies After Accidental Drowning
After nearly one week on life support, a three-year-old has died following an accidental drowning in Cedar Rapids.
High and Low Risk Pandemic Activities
Still unsure about what you should be safely doing during the pandemic? Here is a list ranked from least to most dangerous.
IC’s Englert Theater Planning For The Future
Renovations will wrap up this fall on Iowa City's historic Englert Theater. But when will the public get to see it?
Bernie Will Warm Up To You and Steal Your Heart!
Meet Bernie! You'll love this adorable terrier mix who is looking for his forever home!
Iowa Dept. Of Education Says No Facemasks for K-12
School leaders are disappointed by guidance handed down yesterday by the Iowa Department of Education.