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
Why Gas Prices Are At a Seven-Year High
Demand for oil around the world remains high, and that has caused gas prices to spike.
Alec Baldwin Shooting Reminds Many of Brandon Lee’s Death
The accidental death of actor Brandon Lee in 1993 was supposed to change the rules of guns on movie sets.
New Winter Outlook For Iowa Predicts Warmer Than Normal Temps
What will winter be like in Iowa this year? The NOAA predicts some favorable conditions.
New Soccer Facility Now Open For Play in Marion [PHOTOS]
Marion is the only city in Eastern Iowa with this new kind of soccer facility.
Iowa Governor Changing the Rules For Unemployment
Governor Reynolds hopes new rules will get Iowans back to work sooner.
Low Mississippi River Level Reveals Sunken WW2 Ship [VIDEO]
A historic ship from WW2 can be seen thanks to historic low river levels along the Mighty Mississippi.
Iowa RB Tyler Goodson To Sign For Fans on Saturday
Tyler Goodson will have an autograph session on Saturday in Iowa City, and fans will need to bring some cash.
National Restaurant Chain Planning Multiple Iowa Locations
A restaurant chain known for its homemade chicken salad has plans to expand into the state of Iowa.
UPDATED: Person Killed in Linn County UTV Rollover Identified
One person is dead in Linn County after their UTV crashed and rolled into a ditch.
Back To Reality For Iowa As Hawkeyes Fall in AP Poll
Sure, Iowa fell in the polls, but the Hawkeyes still have a shot at a Big Ten Championship.