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
Our Furry Friday Dog is a Real Moose!
Her name is Moose, and she needs a new forever home!
Hawks Bury Badgers Thanks to Garza
Luka Garza cemented his POTY status with a big game in Iowa's win over Wisconsin.
Eastern Iowa Native Needs Immediate Organ Transplant
Wyoming, Iowa native Lisa Cantwell needs a new kidney, and she needs it fast.
Linn County Auditor Calls Voting Restrictions “Vindictive”
Citing false claims of voter fraud, Iowa Republicans are trying to shorten the amount of time for early absentee voting.
Why Was Mike Tyson Spotted Training In Iowa?
Mike Tyson had a very good reason to be in Iowa last weekend. Youth sports!
Special Enrollment Period Underway for Affordable Care Act
Local expert say not enough people without health insurance know you can sign up at HealthCare.gov.
Brain’s Family Celebrates 9 Years with Rigby [GALLERY]
9 years ago, Brain and his family added a four legged member to their family and named him Rigby!
Iowa Among The Least Sinful States
Iowa ranked among the least sinful states in the U.S. At least we have our vices in check!
Marion Uptown Market Changing Locations
Because of summer construction in Uptown Marion, the location for this summer's farmers markets has changed.
Emerging From The Deep Freeze
Hang in there Eastern Iowa! Warmer temperatures are on the way this week!