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
Iowa Native Identified Among Pearl Harbor Victims
An Iowa native killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor has finally been identified.
Former Iowa Receiver Added To Patriots Roster
Former Iowa WR Riley McCarron went from the practice squad to suiting up with Tom Brady!
Officials Hoping To Help Others In Memory Of Jake Wilson
Black Hawk County officials are hoping the Jake Wilson tragedy can bring some good to the community. That is why they are launching the Jake Wilson initiative.
Cross Country Motorcycle Ride Will Make A Stop In Eastern Iowa
The toughest vintage bike ride in the world will make a stop in Eastern Iowa this month!
Cedar Rapids Man Arrested After Armed Robbery In Parking Lot
A Cedar Rapids man is in custody after robbing a woman in her car at a local Hy-Vee.
The Things That Parents Miss The Most About Life Before Kids
A new survey found that 90% of parents say having kids was the best thing they ever did. But 70% didn't realize how hard it would be.
Iowan’s Risk For Contracting West Nile Virus Remains High
Late summer and early fall are the prime time for mosquitoes that could be carrying the West Nile virus.
Possible Tornado Touches Down In Cedar Rapids
Several homes were damaged and thousands were without power late Monday on the cities Northwest side.
Former Hawkeye Corner Dominating The Preseason
It's only the preseason, but Josh Jackson has been dominant at the cornerback position from day one!
The Battle Against Walnuts Has Officially Begun
I'm sure at some point our realtor told us there was a Walnut tree in our backyard. I should have listened more carefully.