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
Where Iowa Ranks Nationally In Teacher Pay
Iowa teacher pay ranks high if you look at the cost of living per state.
Could Tolls Be Coming To Interstate 80?
The Iowa DOT says adding tolls to I-80 could help rebuild the roadway.
Winter Weather Returning To Eastern Iowa
The calendar may say Spring, but Winter isn't done with us quite yet!
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.