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
The Weirdest Town Names For Every State In The U.S.
There are strange city names all over the U.S. Find out which Keokuk county town from Iowa made the list!
Mayor Says I-380 Traffic Camera Will Be Back “Soon”
Cedar Rapids mayor Brad Harts says that people WANT the I-380 cameras to start issuing tickets again.
CR Police Warn People To Watch Out For Movie Money
Police are warning Cedar Rapids residents to be on the lookout for money meant only for the movies.
Late Game Magic Runs Out For Iowa
After two straight buzzer beater victories, Maryland ends the streak in Iowa City.
Two UNI Students Die In Winter-Related Car Crash
Two UNI students are dead after a head-on collision in Grundy County.
Cedar Rapids Schools Announce Make Up Plans
The Cedar Rapids School District has released their snow make-up days for the current school year.
Legislature Trying To Ban Traffic Cameras…Again.
When it comes to traffic cameras, the Iowa Legislature will try again to have them banned.
An Ode To Florists
Brain honors the florist, the unsung hero of Valentine's Day!
Marion Business Giving Away Vehicle To Someone In Need
For the 10th year in a row, Anderson Automotive is giving away a vehicle! Here's how you can nominate someone deserving!
Corridor City Becomes First In The State To Ban Racial Profiling
A small Johnson County town has banned racial profiling and hopes more Iowa cities will follow.