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
‘Kids Day At Kinnick’ Coming In August
The annual Kids Day at Kinnick is geared towards the youngest of Hawkeye fans!
What Will You Buy On Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime members can start saving big at 2 p.m. this afternoon!
CDC Says ‘Do Not Eat This Cereal!’
Over 100 people have contracted salmonella from a popular Kellogg's cereal.
Violent Crime Down In Cedar Rapids
Compared to this time last year, violent crime is down in the city of Cedar Rapids.
Maddie Poppe Debuts New Music Video [WATCH]
The wait is over! Check out the video for Maddie's song 'Going, Going, Gone'!
Emerald Ash Borer Running Rampant In Cedar Rapids
The city of Cedar Rapids wants to triple the manpower dealing with the Ash Borer. That means more trees will be coming down.
Maddie Poppe Teases BIG Announcement!
New music? New album? Music video? Maddie will let us in on the secret tomorrow!
The ‘Gander’ Brand Returns To Cedar Rapids
The rebranding of Gander Mountain is complete, as new Edgewood Road store opens.
Number of Iowa Households That Can’t Meet Basic Needs Is Alarming
Many Iowans who live ABOVE the poverty line are still having trouble making ends meet.
Cedar Rapids School Buses To Add Tracking Devices
New technology on CR buses will allow parents to track their kids on their way to and from school.