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
The 28th Annual Swamp Fox Festival In Marion Features Activities For Everyone!
The fall weather is here and there a ton of great family-friendly activities to enjoy all over Marion this weekend.
Does A Warm September Mean A Warm Winter?
What does a warm September mean? Does it mean we're in for a cold winter? Or will the warmth continue?
2017 Run, Punt, Pass Competition Coming To Cedar Rapids In October
If you're a young football fan eager to show off your skills, then they 2017 Run, Punt, and Pass Competition is just for you!
Chicago Cub Player Makes A St. Louis Cardinal Fan’s Night! [VIDEO]
Sports and politics have become intertwined in recent days. But this isn't one of those stories. THIS story is about why we love sports.
Iowa National Guard Troops Headed To Puerto Rico
Iowa National Guard troops have provided hurricane relief in Texas and Florida. Now they're headed to Puerto Rico.
‘Good Samaritan’ Killed While Trying To Help Driver On I-80
An Illinois man was killed Sunday morning along Interstate 80 as he tried to help the driver of an overturned semi-trailer.
Historic Bever Park Bridge Will NOT Be Removed
It may seem like something simple and trivial. But the Bever Park bridge is a piece of history. It is part of the story of Cedar Rapids.
Get Ready For Those Amazing Iowa Fall Colors
Yes, I realize it is going to be 90 degrees right through the weekend. But fall starts on Friday and fall colors won't be far behind.
Recent Amber Alert Was Delayed Several Hours For Many Cell Customers
Amber Alerts are used to find missing children quick. Then why did this week's alert take hours to reach our cell phones?
Anything Can Happen During A Night Game At Kinnick [VIDEO]
Even though Iowa is sure to be an underdog Saturday night, history has proven that when the lights go on at Kinnick, anything can happen!