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
Could Iowans Get A False Missile Alert?
State officials address the likelihood of a false missile alert like the one Hawaii experienced this past weekend.
Should Minors Be Allowed Inside Marion Bars?
The city of Marion is looking at the possibility of letting minors into bars during daytime hours if they are with a guardian.
Marion School District And Another Teacher Face Sex Abuse Charges
A new lawsuit claims a student volunteer abused children in more than one Marion classroom.
Ambulance Rolls Over On I-80 While Transporting Patient
Slick roads caused an ambulance carrying a patient to roll over on I-80 yesterday afternoon.
Why CR Is Getting Rid Of Flashing Yellow Traffic Lights
The CR Traffic Engineering Department reveals why flashing yellow lights are a thing of the past.
Diet Coke Introducing New Cans And New Flavors
Diet Coke is introducing new flavors and a skinnier can. I already approve of one of the new varieties.
The Fight For CHIP Could Impact Thousands of Kids
Thousands of kids like Brain's could lose health care coverage if Washington doesn't get something done quick!
Jeff Dunham Straddles The Political Line During CR Show
Jeff Dunham's Cedar Rapids show featured favorites like Walter and Peanut, but also included jokes about politics and sexual harassment.
Marion Man Has Car Stolen While Warming It Up Unattended
Raise your hand if you've ever let your car warm up without you in it when the weather is extremely cold.
New Study Ranks Iowa Drivers The Safest In The U.S.
A new study ranks Iowa drivers #1!