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
You Want More Puppies? We’ve Got Them! [VIDEO]
Meet Grumpy! He and his siblings are available for adoption at Last Hope in Cedar Rapids!
Residents Get One Last Word In Against Alliant Increase
Residents continue to speak out against Alliant's proposed rate increase. Will it do any good?
‘Potentially Dangerous’ Asteroid To Pass Earth This Weekend
An asteroid so big it has its own moon will fly close to Earth this weekend.
Former Iowa Star Gustafson Waived By WNBA Team
Megan Gustafson had one of the best careers of any Iowa basketball player. But it wasn't enough to stick in the WNBA.
Iowa Tornado Claims Life Near Adair
The first confirmed tornado of the year in Iowa claims a life near Adair.
Take An Aerial Tour Of The Anamosa State Penitentiary [VIDEO]
If you're in awe of the historic Anamosa State Penitentiary like I am, then you'll love the drone footage shot of the historic building.
Chris Soules Agrees To Pay Millions To Mosher Family
Even though his criminal trial has been delayed again, the civil case for wrongful death against Chris Soules has been settled.
Iowa Veterans Headed To Washington Aboard Honor Flight
Nearly 100 Iowa veterans are headed to Washington today on honor flight #36. We salute them!
Robins Fire Department Wants To Thank Piggy Bank Donors
Two young girls donated all their piggy bank money to the Robins Fire Department. Now THEY want to say thanks!
Hurts Donut To Open New Eastern Iowa Location
Get ready donut fans...Hurts Donut Company is expanding north!