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
Meet Sydney, The German Shepherd Mix Who Is A GAS! [VIDEO]
Sydney is a German Shepherd mix who is move-in ready for any family!
Warming Weather Means Morel Season Coming To An End
The warming weather means morel hunting could end soon!
Former Hawkeye Moss Announces Transfer Destination
Former Iowa guard Isaiah Moss has announced which school he is transferring to. Will he play Iowa in 2019-2020?
Iowa Ranks Near Bottom In Hospital Safety
The state of Iowa received low marks when it comes to hospital safety.
Historic Granger House In Marion Needs Repairs
The historic Granger House in Marion is in need of repairs, and historically accurate isn't cheap!
Iowa Has A Puppy Mill Problem
Iowa is among the worst states in the nation for puppy mills. This needs to change. Now.
Lawyers Ask For Yet Another Delay In Soules’ Sentencing
Lawyers for Chris Soules want his May 21st sentencing date pushed back...again.
I-380 Traffic Cameras To Start Issuing Tickets Soon
We now know when the speed cameras on I-380 will start issuing tickets again.
Disease That Can Spread From Dogs To Humans Found In Iowa
Officials in Marion County, Iowa have discovered a disease that can spread from dogs TO humans.
Program To Provide FREE College In The Works For Linn County
A new program would provide some free college for qualified students within Linn County.