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
Anti-Mask Protestors Gather Outside Marion School
Protestors want Linn-Mar schools to drop their mask mandate immediately, saying it's not fair to the kids.
A Packer Fan’s Letter to Aaron Rodgers
This Packers fan would love to have Aaron Rodgers back. But he also realizes no one player is bigger than the team.
Iowa City Police Looking For More Officers
The Iowa City Police Department is in desperate need of new officers, and are hiring now.
Marion Mascot Decision Down To Three Choices
The final round of voting is underway to choose the new Marion school mascot. Again.
Thousands of Iowans Failing To Get 2nd COVID Shot
Despite getting their first dose of the COVID vaccine, tens of thousands of Iowans aren't going back for the second shot.
Cedar Rapids Modifies City Mask Mandate
The Cedar Rapids mask mandate has been changed to follow the new guidelines from the CDC.
Pfizer Vaccine To Be Approved for 12 to 15 Year Old Children
The Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 will soon be available for children ages 12 to 15.
Four Hawkeyes Hear Their Names Called at NFL Draft
Four more Iowa players will be joining the ranks of the NFL.
Aaron Rodgers Begins Process of Breaking Packers Fans Hearts
Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants out of Green Bay. Who's to blame in this standoff, the team or the player?
Gov. Reynolds Sends Back $95 Million in Federal Funding
The money was supposed to go towards COVID testing and re-opening Iowa schools. The state says, our schools are already open.