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
What is a Food You Thought Was Gross But Tried Anyway?
Would you eat an oyster fresh from the shell? What other gross foods would you be willing to try?
Popular Sweet Corn Farm Ending Sales After 35 Years
This popular sweet corn stand on Highway 1 near Solon will close for good after this season.
Brain Shares His Go-To Restaurant for Amazing Gyros
Where can you get the best gyros? Brain thinks it's a little restaurant on 7th Ave. in Marion!
Former ISU Football Player Charged with Assaulting Bohannon
It was a former Iowa State football player that assaulted Jordan Bohannon this spring in Iowa City.
Iowa Ranks #1 in the Nation in the Use of Renewable Energy
Only one state, Iowa, has more than 50% of it's energy come from renewable sources.
Iowa Hot Air Balloon Festival Features Daily Balloon Rides
The National Hot Air Balloon Classic continues all week in Indianola!
David Jaramillo Jr. Shows Improvement, Could Leave Hospital Soon
The young boy continues to improve and could move to a rehabilitation center soon.
RAGBRAI Kicks Off This Weekend in Le Mars
Motorists need to get ready for as many as 20,000 or more cyclists to hit the highways this weekend.
Sources Say Iowa to Name Field At Kinnick Stadium
Sources say Iowa will name the field at Kinnick Stadium after one of the school's greatest football legends.
Eastern Iowans Exposed to Rabid Bat at Omaha Zoo
A sick bat has caused many Eastern Iowa residents to be vaccinated for rabies.