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
Cavs’ Kyle Korver Returns To Iowa After Death Of Brother
Kirk Korver, the younger brother of Cleveland Cavs' guard Kyle Korver, passed away Tuesday. He was just 27 years old.
Iowa’s Bottle Deposit To Stick Around A Little Longer
Iowa is one of only 10 states with a bottle bill. But for how much longer?
The Highest Paid State Employee Is Almost Always A Coach
Tired of paying Kirk Ferentz so much? 38 other states are doing the same thing.
Sullivan Brother’s Ship Finally Found In South Pacific [VIDEO]
A research team has located the wreckage of the USS Juneau, the ship that carried the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo when it sank in 1942.
Police Investigating Early Morning CR Shooting
Cedar Rapids police are looking for suspects in an early morning shooting.
‘Crazy’ March Upset Wins Everyone FREE Pizza!
Thanks to UMBC and their historic win over Virginia, America gets FREE pizza on April 2nd!
National Weather Service Announces Statewide Tornado Drill
With the ups and downs in temperature that March brings, it's time to start thinking about another weather phenomenon that happens each spring. Tornadoes.
Major CR Roadways To Undergo Construction
Nearly 30 projects will be done this year, but there are 3 that could affect how commuters get to where they need to go.
Underage Winner Of Lottery Jackpot Charged With Fraud
The old Iowa Lottery slogan was 'you can't win if you don't play.' It turns out you can't win if you're too young.
You Can Now Book Your Stay At The Field Of Dreams House
How much would you pay to spend the night in the house at The Field Of Dreams?