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
Marion Police Respond To Call Of Grenade In Home
Marion Police got a very unique call Thursday afternoon.
Why An Iowa Theater Will NOT Show New ‘Star Wars’ Movie [VIDEO]
If you think a huge blockbuster movie like this is a huge win for theaters, think again. At least one Iowa theater is saying 'no thanks' to Star Wars.
Local Mayors Raise Money For Salvation Army In Friendly Competition
Technically it was a competition Wednesday between the mayors of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion. But the real winner was the Salvation Army and the red kettle campaign.
New Cedar Rapids Police Mobile Speed Camera Will Target Two Problem Areas
Drivers in school and construction zones in Cedar Rapids will want to slow down and watch out for the new 'DragonCam'.
One Person Dead After Benton County Accident
Yesterday's dense fog may have been a factor in an accident that claimed the life of an Eastern Iowa woman
Iowa’s Josh Jackson Repeats Big 10 Weekly Honor
Josh Jackson is honored by the Big 10 for the second straight week and sets some Iowa records in the process.
Cedar Rapids Police Investigating Death On Northeast Side
Cedar Rapids police are investigating a death after receiving a disturbance call Sunday Night.
Two Stadiums, Two Days, One Amazing Weekend
My son Chase and I took a bus trip this weekend that featured a college football game AND an NFL game the next day.
The Reason Why Gas Prices In Iowa Are Headed Higher
Wondering why gas prices are going up so fast? A HUGE travel holiday is only partly to blame.
Listening To Christmas Music Too Early Can Drive You Crazy!
Some people want to hear Christmas music now. But a new study says that it might just be bad for your mental health!