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
How To Donate Your Extra Candy To The Troops
Don't want your kids eating all the candy they got for Halloween? Then donate your extras to our troops serving overseas!
Man Stabbed In The Neck At Marion Hotel
Police have a suspect in custody after a man was stabbed in the neck at The Marion Hotel.
Cedar Rapids Restaurant Temporarily Shuts Down
Reports of cockroaches have caused a Cedar Rapids restaurant to close it's doors temporarily.
Herky The Hawk Gets Hammered By Errant Pass [VIDEO]
The life of a college football mascot is full of dangers. Just ask Herky the Hawk.
Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips
In the quest for candy, remember some simple safety tips to keep your kids safe!
Bonehead Plays Make For A Rough Football Weekend
As fans, all we ask from our teams is a chance at winning the game. Dumb mistakes like these make it hard to watch.
Big Lottery Winners In Marion And Clive
While no one in Iowa hit the $1.6 billion jackpot with Mega Millions, there were still some big local winners!
Creator Of The Green Bean Casserole Dies
The creator of the popular holiday casserole has passed away. She left us quite a dish.
‘Way Too Early’ Iowa Bowl Projections
Iowa's win over Maryland got the Hawkeyes bowl eligible. Where might they go bowling?
Cedar Falls Adds ‘Escape Room’ Attraction
Can you and several friends escape a room in less than an hour? Escapology in Cedar Falls will put you to the test!