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 Native Actor Elijah Wood Is A Dad!
Best known for his role in The Lord of the Rings films, CR native has a new job...dad!
The Age You Discover Your Favorite Band
We often will discover our favorite band when we're in our teens, but it's never too late to discover something NEW!
Iowa Tax Refunds Likely To Be Delayed
You might have to wait nearly 2 months for your Iowa tax refund!
Mister Car Wash Opening Two New CR Locations This Week
Mister Car Wash is set to open 2 new Cedar Rapids locations and will offer FREE washes!
Brain’s Night Of Waiting Tables
Three hours of waiting tables at a Marion restaurant made Brain appreciate how it's done!
Bob Saget To Visit Eastern Iowa This Spring
Bob Saget, the longtime star of Full House, brings his standup act to Iowa this spring!
Meet Our Furry Friday Dog Franny! [VIDEO]
Franny's sister got adopted, so now it's HER turn to find her forever home!
Garza Dominates, But Iowa Falls At Indiana
Luka Garza dominated at Indiana, but the hot shooting Hoosiers and a key Iowa injury were too much to overcome.
Survey Reveals Surge In Iowa Bald Eagle Population
The past 25 years have seen a surge in the bald eagle population in Iowa.
Brain And Courtlin Deliver Valentines To Vets In IC
Brain and Courtlin delivered your homemade valentines to appreciative veterans at the VA Hospital in IC.