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
Waterloo Cancels Classes Due To Social Media Threat
A threat on social media sites has caused Waterloo to call off school on Wednesday.
Late Flagrant Foul Helps Hawks Beat Badgers [VIDEO]
Iowa rallied from 12 points down and got some help from the Badgers to complete the comeback win!
City Of CR Warns Residents To Keep Sidewalks Clear
Failure to clear your sidewalk of snow and ice could result in a hefty fine!
Coralville Pier 1 Imports Among Locations To Close
Employees have confirmed that Pier 1 Imports in Coralville will soon close for good.
Iowa Beats 3rd Straight Ranked Opponent At Home
Iowa beats another ranked opponent at home, holding on to beat #24 Rutgers.
CR Police Looking For Suspects In Four Home Invasions
Police are hunting for up to six suspects who break-in to homes while their residents are still there!
Did Cedar Rapids Get Hit By A ‘Frost Quake’ Saturday?
Were loud noises that some Cedar Rapids residents heard a frost quake?
Flu Virus Hitting Iowa Hasn’t Been Seen In 27 Years
People in their 20's and younger are more susceptible to the flu virus that is hitting Iowa this year.
Plenty Of Former Hawkeyes In AFC And NFC Title Games!
Iowa is tied for the most former players on NFL rosters during Conference Championship weekend!
Head-On Collision Kills One In Benton County
Authorities aren't sure what caused a head-on collision in Benton County that killed one driver.