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
Iowa Basketball Shocked By Sudden Passing of Jack Nunge’s Father
Dr. Mark Junge, the father of Iowa player Jack Nunge, passed away suddenly Saturday in Indiana.
Iowa Medical Providers Say COVID Vaccine Is Only Weeks Away
With COVID-19 vaccines on the way to Iowa in weeks, healthcare officials are urging Iowans to be patient.
Iowa Church Claims to Have World’s Largest Cornucopia
An Eastern Iowa church has a cornucopia that weighs over 1500 pounds! It could be a world record!
Fan Cutouts Available For Iowa Basketball Home Games
No, we can't pack Carver Hawkeye Arena this winter, but we can still 'show' our faces!
ISU Guard Haliburton Selected in First Round of NBA Draft
Tyrese Haliburton continued the streak of Iowa State basketball players hearing their names called in the NBA Draft.
Where You’re Most Likely To Get COVID-19 in Iowa
Just how dangerous is it to gather this Thanksgiving? Here are your chances of getting COVID-19 in Iowa in a gathering of 10.
Company Accused of Price Gouging Following Derecho
An electric company is being accused of numerous claims of price gouging after the August derecho.
Schools Facing Tough Choices During Recent COVID Spike
With COVID cases on the rise, some schools are going back to the hybrid plans the began the school year with.
Speeding Tickets Steady During Pandemic, Down Due To Derecho
Speeding tickets steady during pandemic, but were down due to power issues after the derecho.
Enjoy One Last Day In The 70’s!
Enjoy one last warm November day, because rain, and cooler temps are on the way!