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
New Poll: 1 In 4 Americans Have Lost Wages During Pandemic
A new poll finds that most Americans have lost wages during the pandemic, but younger residents have been hardest hit.
Grim Coronavirus Projections For Iowa And The Nation
Even if social distancing works perfectly, the government admits that hundreds of thousands of people will die from coronavirus.
When Will Stimulus Checks Arrive?
Many Americans are hurting financially. So when can we expect to see our stimulus checks?
Over 20 Cases Of COVID-19 At Linn County Care Center
Linn County cases of coronavirus have soared, with many coming at a local senior care center.
Four Residents At CR Nursing Home Have COVID-19
Four residents at a Cedar Rapids nursing facility have tested positive for coronavirus.
Iowa Gas Prices Continue To Plummet
Gas prices in Iowa are dipping below $1.50 per gallon! How much lower will they go?
Green Square Meals Feeding Three Times The People
The uncertain economic times have three times the people visiting Green Square Meals each day.
How Cell Phones Track Our Social Distancing Success
New data shows that Iowans need to do a better job of social distancing if they want to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Shelter In Place Order Could Come From Local Officials
A shelter in place order could come from local officials. CR mayor Brad Hart says Iowa's governor should do it instead.
Gov. Reynolds Orders More Iowa Businesses To Close
Governor Reynolds orders more businesses to close. But she says she is NOT considering a shelter in place order.