I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1996 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
Starbucks Closing All U.S. Locations On May 29th
Starbucks will close all company-owned stores, including many in Iowa, on May 29th for racial bias training.
Iowa’s Ellingson Transferring To Another In-State School
Iowa guard Brady Ellingson is transferring out of the Iowa basketball program, but his move won't take him far from Iowa City.
E-Cigs Disguised As USB Drives Latest Smoking Trend Among Teens
Juuling is a new and potentially dangerous smoking trend in teens, and it can be tough to spot.
Stores Choosing To Sell Illegal CBD Oil Despite Warning
You'll soon be able to get medicinal marijuana products in Iowa, but for those who can't wait, they're buying an illegal product.
Deer Killed By Marion Police Did Not Have Chronic Wasting Disease
A deer shot in Marion that was reported to be 'sick' did NOT have the suspected illness.
The Biggest Money Making Entertainment Product Of All Time
The Star Wars universe used to be the biggest money-making entertainment product of all time. You'll never guess who topped it!
If You Shop At These Stores, Your Data Could Be In Danger
In the past year, some big-name retailers have been hacked. If you've shopped there or online, you could be in danger.
Coralville ‘March For Babies’ Moves Indoors For The First Time
Due to forecasted cold temperatures, group organizers have decided to move the Coralville event indoors.
Raccoons Out During Daylight Are Nothing to Mess With!
As spring arrives, you'll likely see more of our furry friends out and about. But a raccoon out during the day still likely means something is off.
Could Iowa Teachers Be The Next To Strike?
Teachers in states like Oklahoma and Kentucky are the latest to strike for higher pay. Don't look for Iowa teachers to join that list any time soon.