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
Hollywood Director Rips Cedar Rapids Over Failed Festival
One of the unpaid speakers from the failed Newbo Evolve Festival is speaking out against the city of Cedar Rapids.
Iowa ACT Scores Fall For The Third Straight Year
Iowa's ACT scores continue to slide, especially in math and English.
Clearing Up Misconceptions About The Flu Shot
If you're considering a flu shot this season, don't be fooled by misinformation.
UPDATE: Serial ‘Dine And Dasher’ Arrested!
The Eastern Iowa man wanted for 'dining and dashing' at several area restaurants has finally been caught in the act!
West Virginia Coach Not Happy With Iowa State Fans
Should college football fans be allowed to storm the field after a big win?
City Says ‘NO’ To GO Cedar Rapids Repayment Plan
The city of Cedar Rapids rejects a bailout of the now-defunct GO Cedar Rapids.
Soules Requests A Change Of Venue For Trial
Lawyers for Soules claim that media coverage is just one reason to move the trial out of Buchanan County.
The First Frost Of The Season Has Arrived
Most of us will see our first frost of the season this morning. But is it enough to give allergy sufferers some relief?
High School Students Arrested For Having Gun, Making Threats
A CR student is arrested for having a gun, while a Waterloo student faces charges of threats of terrorism.
Targeting Penalty Against Iowa Proving To Be Costly
Whether you agree with the call or not, the targeting call against Amani Jones will hurt the Hawks THIS week too.