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
Kim Reynolds Wins Race For Iowa Governor
Reynolds becomes the first woman ever elected as Iowa's governor.
Help Raise Money To Send Kids With Cancer To Summer Camp
Camping The Night Away is a fundraiser that helps send kids with cancer to summer camp. Here's how YOU can help!
Why Should I Vote?
Some people are openly questioning why they should vote. Well, here are some answers!
Lowe’s to Close Over 50 Stores
Lowe's is closing some underperforming stores. Find out which locations will be gone by early 2019.
Watch Former Hawkeye TE Kittle Make Spectacular Catch! [VIDEO]
Former Iowa TE George Kittle turned in a spectacular performance in last night's blowout of the Raiders.
New Rule Could Mean Longer Wait Times At The Polls
Voting in this year's midterm elections will take a little longer, thanks to a rule many are unaware of.
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.