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
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The city of Cedar Rapids grapples with how to pay for damages from the August 10th derecho.
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Wal-Mart Will Offer THREE Black Fridays This Year
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What’s In A Name?
The issue of removing Native American nicknames from sports teams hit Marion yesterday as the school announced they are dropping the nickname Indians in 2021.
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As farmers try and harvest downed crops, losses from the August 10th derecho continue to rise.
Des Moines Mayor Worried About Iowa Trump Rally
President Trump is scheduled to appear at a campaign stop in Iowa this Wednesday, and some are worried about it spreading COVID-19.
Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids To Start Furloughs
Over 200 employees at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids will face furloughs or layoffs.