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 Traffic Fatalities Down In 2017
Fewer Iowans died on the state's highways this year, reversing a three-year trend of higher fatalities.
Cedar Rapids Sets New Record Low Temperature
The record-breaking cold in Eastern Iowa won't let up. The city of Cedar Rapids saw a record that has stood since 1979 fall this morning.
Iowa ‘Pins’ Down A Bowl Win In New York [VIDEO]
Iowa senior running back Akrum Wadley and his 283 total yards in the Pinstripe Bowl helped lead Iowa over Boston College 27-20.
It’s Time To Get Rid Of That Christmas Tree
The real tree in your living room sure did look amazing. But now the needles are falling off and it's time to get that thing out!
Hawkeyes Look To End Bowl Game Losing Streak
An Iowa win over Boston College would end the year on a high note, and end the longest bowl losing streak in school history.
Solid Waste Agency Provides Christmas Clean-Up Tips
Christmas leaves just as quickly as it arrives. The Linn County Solid Waste Agency has some tips to make clean-up as easy as possible.
Cedar Rapids Police Will Soon Wear Body Cameras
Police officers in Cedar Rapids will soon be outfitted with body cameras that will record all interactions with the public.
Two Downtown Cedar Rapids Businesses To Close
Two businesses along First Avenue in downtown Cedar Rapids will close soon to make room for a new building.
With No Rodgers For Most Of Season, Packer Playoff Streak Comes To An End
Green Bay couldn't overcome the loss of Aaron Rodgers and miss the playoffs for the first time in 9 years.
Iowa Tax Refunds Will Be Delayed Again In 2018
Your Iowa state tax refund will be delayed again in 2018. But why?