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
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!
Filmmaker Criticizes CR Mayor Over Newbo Evolve Comments
Filmmaker Waters calls Cedar Rapids mayor Brad Hart's comments "amazingly entitled."
Iowa Moves Up In Rankings, Huge Matchup With PSU Looms
Saturday's game will tell us if Iowa is a true contender for the Big Ten title.
Hy-Vee Recalls Meat And Potato Products From All Stores
Hy-Vee is recalling certain meat and potato products due to fears of possible salmonella and listeria.
What Should You Do If You Win The Mega Millions Jackpot?
It's fun to dream of winning millions! But if you DO win, here a few things you should have in order.