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
Fewer Fatalities On Iowa Roadways In 2017
After one of the worst years for traffic fatalities, 2017 is shaping up to be a safer year for Iowa roadways.
DJ Bravely Tries The New Zombie Frappuccino
The Zombie Frappuccino is available only through Halloween at Starbucks. What did Brain think?
The Ghost Of Helen Roberts Still Haunts Students At Coe College
Coe College in Cedar Rapids has a long and rich history. But perhaps no story is more famous than that of student Helen Roberts. Many say her ghost haunts the college to this day.
What Will Winter Be Like In Iowa This Year?
The Old Farmer's Almanac has put out their long-range forecast for this winter. How does Iowa fare?
Cedar Rapids Gets Ready To Change Rules For Fireworks Sales
Cedar Rapids officials have worked out details on how to reduce areas where fireworks can be sold within the city.
Iowa Family Forced To Get Rid Of Pet Pig
What else would you name a pet pig, but 'Miss Piggy'. That was the name of the pet pig in the Hingtgen family of Jesup, Iowa. But because of a complaint to the city, the family had to get rid of their pet.
Eastern Iowans Reveal Their Favorite Scary Movies!
Listeners reveal their favorite scary movies! The results are terrifying!
Iowa State Football Ranked For The First Time Since 2005
Saturday, the Cyclones kept their winning streak alive with a 31-13 win at Texas Tech. Their reward? Being ranked in the top 25 for the first time since 2005.
Cedar Rapids To Add More Stop Signs Downtown
The transition from one-way streets to two-way streets in downtown Cedar Rapids continues to be an ongoing project. After taking out several stop lights back in August, the city is now putting in stop signs at several intersections.
Have You Dared To Visit The ‘Black Angel Of Death’ In Iowa City? [VIDEO]
It is known as 'The Black Angel of Death', and this statue in Iowa City is nothing to mess around with.