I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 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
RAGBRAI Kicks Off This Weekend in Le Mars
Motorists need to get ready for as many as 20,000 or more cyclists to hit the highways this weekend.
Eastern Iowans Exposed to Rabid Bat at Omaha Zoo
A sick bat has caused many Eastern Iowa residents to be vaccinated for rabies.
Linn County Voters Will Get Another Chance to Say Yes to Gambling
Are Linn County voters ready to say 'Yes' to gambling?
Cedar Rapids E-Scooter Program Deserves a Chance [OPINION]
Despite some issues, the e-scooter program in downtown Cedar Rapids deserves a chance to make it.
Academy of Pediatrics Suggests Masks For All School Age Kids
Will kids need to wear masks in school this fall? At least one pediatric group thinks so.
First Child Tax Credit Payments Go Out Today
Parents, check your bank accounts!
Why Do Iowans Love Watching Severe Weather?
As severe weather hit the area last night, many of you probably went outside to get a closer look!
UPDATE: Bahena Rivera’s Sentencing Officially Delayed
Bahena Rivera will not be sentenced on Thursday. Instead, the court will focus on new evidence to be presented by his defense.
Cedar Rapids Local Option Sales Tax Up For Vote
Will voters in Cedar Rapids and other Linn County cities vote to extend the 1 cent tax that goes towards road repairs?
Iowan Charged in Capitol Riot Released From Prison
An Iowa native who was seen at the center of the January 6th Capitol riot has been released from prison.