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
Maddie Poppe Debuts New Music Video [WATCH]
The wait is over! Check out the video for Maddie's song 'Going, Going, Gone'!
Emerald Ash Borer Running Rampant In Cedar Rapids
The city of Cedar Rapids wants to triple the manpower dealing with the Ash Borer. That means more trees will be coming down.
The ‘Gander’ Brand Returns To Cedar Rapids
The rebranding of Gander Mountain is complete, as new Edgewood Road store opens.
Number of Iowa Households That Can’t Meet Basic Needs Is Alarming
Many Iowans who live ABOVE the poverty line are still having trouble making ends meet.
Cedar Rapids School Buses To Add Tracking Devices
New technology on CR buses will allow parents to track their kids on their way to and from school.
‘Hamilton’ To Start Iowa Run This Week
The musical begins it's Iowa run on Wednesday, and there are still ways you can get tickets.
Facebook Post Claims Bluegills Are Dangerous…Are They? [PHOTO]
A viral Facebook post claims that bluegills are dangerous. Brain sets the record straight.
Mikey Likes It! And You’ll Love Him Too! [WATCH]
This week's Furry Friday dog is another example of things getting better with age.
Corridor Golfer Qualifies For PGA Championship
They'll be another name to watch at this year's PGA Championship golf tournament. Sean McCarty.
Cedar Rapids Apartment Fire Injures Four
Fire crews had to rescue residents trapped on the burning second story.