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
CR Police Looking For Suspects In Four Home Invasions
Police are hunting for up to six suspects who break-in to homes while their residents are still there!
Helicopter Crashes At Independence Airport
Officials are investigating what caused a helicopter to crash in Buchanan County on Tuesday.
Did Cedar Rapids Get Hit By A ‘Frost Quake’ Saturday?
Were loud noises that some Cedar Rapids residents heard a frost quake?
Social Media Makes It Hard To Move On
Getting over a loss is sometimes tough. The online trolls don't make it any easier.
Flu Virus Hitting Iowa Hasn’t Been Seen In 27 Years
People in their 20's and younger are more susceptible to the flu virus that is hitting Iowa this year.
Not One, But TWO Puppies On This Furry Friday! [VIDEO]
You want a puppy? We've got TWO of them this week that are looking for a new home!
Brain Gets Superstitious Ahead Of NFC Title Game
With the Packers one win away from the Super Bowl, Brain calls on the power of superstition for a little help!
Plenty Of Former Hawkeyes In AFC And NFC Title Games!
Iowa is tied for the most former players on NFL rosters during Conference Championship weekend!
More Snow And Ice On The Way Friday And Saturday
A Winter Storm Watch goes into effect on Friday and lasts until Saturday evening.
Head-On Collision Kills One In Benton County
Authorities aren't sure what caused a head-on collision in Benton County that killed one driver.