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
The Ghost Of Helen Roberts Still Haunts Students At Coe College
Coe College in Cedar Rapids has a long and rich history. But perhaps no story is more famous than that of student Helen Roberts. Many say her ghost haunts the college to this day.
Wanted: Large Christmas Tree For The City of Cedar Rapids
If you have a large tree that needs to be removed, it could be just what the city of Cedar Rapids is looking for!
Iowa Nursing Home Named One of The Nation’s Worst
An Iowa nursing home has been fined over $300,000 for serious care violations, and deplorable living conditions.
Most Iowa Children Under Age 6 Have Lead in Their Blood
Iowa is among the worst in the nation for blood lead levels in young children.
Workers At Seven Iowa John Deere Plants Go On Strike
It is the first work stoppage for Deere and Company in 35 years.
MidAmerican Warns Customers of Higher Winter Heating Bills
MidAmerican is warning customers that their heating bills could nearly double this winter.
Ferentz Says “Our Fans Aren’t Stupid…They Smelled a Rat”
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz agreed with Iowa fans about some suspicious Penn State injuries.
Major Marion Intersection Closed Due to Road Construction
More travel troubles in Marion as a major intersection will remain closed for weeks.
Why Iowa’s Secondary Is Called ‘The Doughboys’
Iowa's defensive secondary leads the nation in interceptions. Now, they have a nickname.
The Night I Stormed The Field at Kinnick Stadium
Like the players did for four quarters, Iowa fans took over the field at Kinnick Stadium after Iowa's win over PSU.