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
Ambulance Rolls Over On I-80 While Transporting Patient
Slick roads caused an ambulance carrying a patient to roll over on I-80 yesterday afternoon.
Why CR Is Getting Rid Of Flashing Yellow Traffic Lights
The CR Traffic Engineering Department reveals why flashing yellow lights are a thing of the past.
Diet Coke Introducing New Cans And New Flavors
Diet Coke is introducing new flavors and a skinnier can. I already approve of one of the new varieties.
The Fight For CHIP Could Impact Thousands of Kids
Thousands of kids like Brain's could lose health care coverage if Washington doesn't get something done quick!
Jeff Dunham Straddles The Political Line During CR Show
Jeff Dunham's Cedar Rapids show featured favorites like Walter and Peanut, but also included jokes about politics and sexual harassment.
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.