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
Iowa Dept. Of Education Says No Facemasks for K-12
School leaders are disappointed by guidance handed down yesterday by the Iowa Department of Education.
Have You Ever Faked A Sick Day?
Of course, you have! Here are the most common reasons why we call in "sick".
Status of MLB Game at Field Of Dreams Uncertain
Baseball is almost back! But will the shortened schedule still include a game at The Field of Dreams in Dyersville?
In Case You Didn’t Know, Raising Kids Is EXPENSIVE
Raising kids is expensive! Here is a breakdown of what it costs to raise a child from birth to age 18.
UIHC Cutting Pay But Not Jobs Due To Pandemic
Employees at UIHC will not lose their jobs but will lose pay or vacation time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Man Fired After Attempting To Drive Through Protestors At Hy-Vee
Wyckoff Comfort has fired a man who tried to drive through protestors this weekend at a Des Moines Hy-Vee store.
At Least 5 H.S. Baseball Teams Suspend Season Due To COVID-19
Several high school baseball teams are suspending their seasons for 14 days due to positive COVID-19 tests.
I Went To My First Drive-In Movie!
Brain got to see one of his favorite movies of all time outdoors, at a drive-in movie theater!
Iowa City Restaurant To Close After 60 Years
The Mill in Iowa City is closing it's doors after 60 years, unable to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Marion Police Update Their Policies
As the first Black Lives Matter protest is planned in Marion this weekend, Marion police announce several changes to their policies.