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
Ernst Says Gun Bill “Does Not Take Away Rights”
Iowa Republican Joni Ernst comes out in favor of a bipartisan gun control bill.
99 Year Old Iowa Man Reminds Us Laughter Is The Best Medicine
A 99-year-old Mt. Vernon man has Facebook in stitches with his jokes!
Iowa Among The Most Patriotic States In The U.S.A.
Are Iowans patriotic? A new survey says 'yes'!
The Top Destination That Iowans Want to Visit This Summer
What vacation spot are the most Iowans interested in? Think tropical!
Transamerica Cutting More Jobs In Cedar Rapids
More Cedar Rapids Transamerica employees will be out of work later this summer.
Brain’s Mountain Dew Dreams Come True!
Is the new Purple Thunder Mountain Dew worth the drive?
Do You Remember The Last Cedar Rapids Native Drafted By The NBA?
Another Cedar Rapids native will be drafted by the NBA this week. Do you remember the last one?
Brain Cherishes Every Father-Son Conversation With His Dad [PHOTOS]
Brain realizes that every chat with his Dad is a special moment in time.
The Item In Brain’s Office That Creeps Out His Co-Workers
The item in Brain's office that has co-workers asking, "why?"
Eastern Iowa Restaurant Closing After 41 Years of Business
The rising cost of labor and goods has caused another local restaurant to close.