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
Dolly Parton’s Reading Program A Success In Cedar Rapids
Thousands of kids in Cedar Rapids are getting free books all thanks to Dolly!
An Ode To Florists
Brain honors the florist, the unsung hero of Valentine's Day!
Marion Business Giving Away Vehicle To Someone In Need
For the 10th year in a row, Anderson Automotive is giving away a vehicle! Here's how you can nominate someone deserving!
Corridor City Becomes First In The State To Ban Racial Profiling
A small Johnson County town has banned racial profiling and hopes more Iowa cities will follow.
Allegiant Announces Non-Stop Flights To Music City!
Service to Nashville starts later this spring, but you need to act soon to get the lowest fares!
Brain’s Morning Commute Hits A Road Block
For the past 20 years, Brain has never missed a day of work due to the weather. The streak nearly ended this morning.
Album Of The Year Win At Grammys Rare For Country Music
Kacey Musgraves' Album of the Year win at this year's Grammys was a rare feat in country music!
Iowa Looks At Increasing Penalties For Killing Bald Eagles
Iowa looking to raise the fine for killing a bald eagle to match the federal penalty.
Iowa Picks Up Big 10 Road Win At Indiana [VIDEO]
Tyler Cook and Jordan Bohannon were clutch in Iowa's win at Indiana.
Meet The Girl From The NFL Super Bowl Commercial [VIDEO]
The girl in the NFL Super Bowl commercial that no one knows is there for a pretty cool reason.