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
President Announces Year-Round Sale Of E-15 Gasoline
The President makes good on his promise to expand the sale of E-15 gasoline year-round.
Iowa Center Luka Garza Recovers After Having Cyst Removed
Iowa's Luka Garza hopes to be back by the season opener after having emergency surgery in September.
WWII Soldier’s Remains To Be Buried In Iowa Saturday
After over 70 years being marked unknown, and Iowa soldier from WWII will be buried in his native Iowa.
Iowa Bar Trolls Nebraska Fans With Free Beer Offer
An Iowa bar is offering free beer to Nebraska fans...IF they win a game first.
Trump’s Iowa Visit About More Than Just Politics
President Trump will be in Iowa on October 9th touting big news for Iowa farmers.
Marion Fire Department Holding Live House Burn
Marion firefighters will get some training this weekend by burning a structure to the ground.
Heavy Rain Leads To More Flooding Concerns In Eastern Iowa
Heavy rains on Monday led to flash flooding and rising river levels. And more rain is on the way.
Emergency Shelters In Cedar Rapids Close Their Doors
To Cedar Rapids shelters close due to lack of funding, leaving 28 people scrambling for shelter.
Iowa Flags Will Fly At Half Staff Today In Honor Of Fallen Marine
An Iowa Marine killed over 50 years ago in Vietnam will be buried today at Arlington National Cemetary.
Say Goodbye To Viola Elementary
The walls of Viola Elementary are being torn down. Brain looks back at some of his favorite memories from his time at the school.