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
Why One Iowa Congressman Is Against A Ban On Dog And Cat Meat
A bill is making its way through Congress that would ban dogs and cats being slaughtered for meat in the United States. Who would oppose THAT?
Authorities Investigate Possible Sighting Of Mollie Tibbetts
Authorities in Kearney, Missouri say they have investigated a possible sighting of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.
Why Back To School Shopping Is So Stressful
Later this month the kids will be back in school! A little freedom for moms and dads! But there is a price tag on that freedom.
Marion Police Department’s Phone Number Being Used In Scam
Scammers are using the Marion Police Department's phone number to try and trick citizens.
UnityPoint Patient Information Might Have Been Hacked
UnityPoint patients might have had personal and medical information stolen in a recent cyber attack.
Brain Encounters A Problem While Trying To Binge Watch New Show
Hulu gains a new subscriber thanks to the new show 'Castle Rock'.
New Details Emerge In Mollie Tibbetts Case
New information on what Mollie Tibbetts was doing the night she disappeared has been revealed.
Klein Tools Closing Cedar Rapids Distribution Center
The company announced that its moving distribution operations out of Cedar Rapids, and into Texas.
Over 30 Million People Will Cut Traditional Cable This Year
Brain is among the millions of people who will cut the cord in 2018.
Iowa Woman Arrested After Exceeding 140 MPH
An Iowa woman was pulled over for speeding TWICE in several minutes in Nebraska.