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
Four Classic Cereals From The 1980s Are Coming Back
These classic cereal flavors are 'scary' good!
Remembering Olivia Newton-John’s Final Performances in Iowa
Olivia Newton-John performed many times during her career in Iowa.
Beautiful Iowa Home Features Amazing Lakeside View [GALLERY]
This home has it all inside and a view like no other!
Five People and Pets Rescued on the Wapsipinicon River
Heavy rains left a family stranded on a sandbar on the Wapsipinicon River.
Brain Feels The First Symptoms of Empty Nest Syndrome
Brain's son has been gone a week, and it's starting to feel a bit like an empty nest.
Iowa Man’s Missing Dogs Both Found Shot To Death
An Iowa man wants answers in the death of his two dogs.
Cedar Rapids Team Wins Granny Basketball National Championship
The best Granny League basketball team is from Cedar Rapids!
Iowa’s Sales Tax Holiday Comes At A Perfect Time
With inflation making everything more expensive, Iowa's sales tax holiday weekend couldn't come at a better time.
Parents Suing Linn-Mar Schools Over Transgender Policy
A lawsuit claims that the school's transgender policy violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
Spend An Evening With Some Iowa Basketball Greats
Iowa basketball stars Luka Garza, Connor McCaffery, and more will sign autographs and more in Cedar Rapids.