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
How The Pandemic Changed The Battle Against Influenza
Mitigation efforts against COVID led to the lowest transmission rate of Influenza in years.
First Cedar Rapids Pool Opens With More Coming Soon
Only one Cedar Rapids swimming pool is open for business, with others hoping to be open later in June.
Cameo Goes Country With Carrie Underwood and More!
Carrie Underwood and more of your favorite country stars will ready YOUR personal messages for charity!
America’s…and Brain’s, Love Affair With Donuts!
As we celebrate National Donut Day, there is one thing Americans can agree on. We love donuts!
The Unassuming Grave Of an Iowa Legend
Grant Wood is world famous artist. You'd never know it by seeing where he is buried.
Governor Reynolds Says ‘No’ to Vaccine Lottery in Iowa
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says the state will not offer any incentives to get fully vaccinated.
Keegan Murray The New Face of Iowa Basketball
A new era of Iowa men's basketball is about to begin, and Keegan Murray is the new face of it.
Cedar Rapids Among The Best Cities to Raise a Family
When if comes to affordability, it's hard to beat living in Cedar Rapids!
A New Pizza-Donut Hybrid is Coming This Week!
Do you love pizza AND donuts? Hey, me too! Get ready for the DiGiornut!
Brain Celebrates Memorial Day in Jones County
Brain visited three cemeteries in Jones County on Memorial Day, and learned a lot about his family history in the process.