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
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!
Fran McCaffery Ejected As Hawkeyes Fall To 0-5 In Big Ten [VIDEO]
Iowa lost a rough and physical game at Maryland, and lost their head coach during the game too.
Iowa Searching For Answers After 0-4 Start In Big Ten Play
Many fans thought this Iowa basketball team would take the next step this season. We didn't think it would be a step back.
Powerball Jackpot Now Over $500 Million For Saturday’s Drawing
If you dream of having more money than Taylor Swift, the dream is alive as there were no Powerball winners Wednesday night.
Iowa Quarterback To Transfer
Transfers are common in college football. This one will cost Iowa some depth at the quarterback position.
Brain Wants Answers On CR Traffic Lights
One of the benefits of heading to work early has been taken away from me and I'm not quite sure why.
Iowa Traffic Fatalities Down In 2017
Fewer Iowans died on the state's highways this year, reversing a three-year trend of higher fatalities.
Cedar Rapids Sets New Record Low Temperature
The record-breaking cold in Eastern Iowa won't let up. The city of Cedar Rapids saw a record that has stood since 1979 fall this morning.
Iowa ‘Pins’ Down A Bowl Win In New York [VIDEO]
Iowa senior running back Akrum Wadley and his 283 total yards in the Pinstripe Bowl helped lead Iowa over Boston College 27-20.