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
Take An Aerial Tour Of The Anamosa State Penitentiary [VIDEO]
If you're in awe of the historic Anamosa State Penitentiary like I am, then you'll love the drone footage shot of the historic building.
Chris Soules Agrees To Pay Millions To Mosher Family
Even though his criminal trial has been delayed again, the civil case for wrongful death against Chris Soules has been settled.
Iowa Veterans Headed To Washington Aboard Honor Flight
Nearly 100 Iowa veterans are headed to Washington today on honor flight #36. We salute them!
Hurts Donut To Open New Eastern Iowa Location
Get ready donut fans...Hurts Donut Company is expanding north!
Warming Weather Means Morel Season Coming To An End
The warming weather means morel hunting could end soon!
Former Hawkeye Moss Announces Transfer Destination
Former Iowa guard Isaiah Moss has announced which school he is transferring to. Will he play Iowa in 2019-2020?
Iowa Ranks Near Bottom In Hospital Safety
The state of Iowa received low marks when it comes to hospital safety.
Historic Granger House In Marion Needs Repairs
The historic Granger House in Marion is in need of repairs, and historically accurate isn't cheap!
Iowa Has A Puppy Mill Problem
Iowa is among the worst states in the nation for puppy mills. This needs to change. Now.
Lawyers Ask For Yet Another Delay In Soules’ Sentencing
Lawyers for Chris Soules want his May 21st sentencing date pushed back...again.