I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 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
Marion Students and Parents Want to End School Year Early
A petition has been started to get Marion students out of school a week earlier than scheduled.
No Iowa Football Coaches Took Pandemic Pay Cut
No Iowa football coaches, including Kirk Ferentz, took voluntary pay cuts to help the university during the pandemic.
Friendly-Faced Iowa Dog Looking For Home [PHOTOS]
If you want a dog who gets along with everyone, you want Milo!
So Long, My Old Friend
Thanks to yesterday's new guidelines from the CDC, Brain says goodbye to his old mask.
30 Year Climate Data Finds Few Changes in Cedar Rapids
Despite climate change causing temperatures to rise in other parts of the U.S., here in Iowa, things are holding steady.
Cedar Rapids Police Say Cat Was Thrown Into Cedar River
A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with Animal Abuse after throwing his cat into the Cedar River.
DNR Expects Iowa Black Bear Population To Grow
Bear sightings in Iowa are still rare. The DNR says you might want to get used to the sight of a bear as their population is about to grow!
How Often Do Derechos Hit The State of Iowa?
The August 10th derecho was a generational weather event. But that doesn't mean that another derecho won't happen in Iowa this summer.
Is Cash Still King in 2021?
Brain had trouble breaking a $50 recently, and he wonders if the days of paying cash are coming to an end?
Marion FINALLY Chooses a New Mascot
After multiple votes, the Marion school district has finally settled on a new school mascot.