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
Iowa Basketball Staggering Into March
The Hawkeyes are in the midst of a three game losing streak as the get blown out by the Badgers.
Major Spring Flooding Looks Like A Strong Possibility
A new report from the National Weather Service says major spring flooding near most rivers is becoming likely.
Iowa City Has A Deer Problem
With their request for sharpshooters denied, Iowa City is looking for help in solving their deer problem.
FDA Issues Warning About Makeup At Claire’s
FDA warns of asbestos in certain Claire's brand makeup, but the store refuses to issue a recall.
Happy National Oreo Cookie Day!
Today is the day to celebrate the best cookie of all time. The Oreo!
Gustafson Caps Senior Season With Big 10 Player Of The Year
Megan Gustafson makes Hawkeye history by winning Big 10 Player of the Year!
Alliant Energy Announces Rate Hike That Will Cost You Hundreds
Alliant Energy is opening two new wind farms. And guess who is footing the bill?
Former Iowa Running Back Dies Suddenly
Family members have now released what took the life of former Iowa running back Damon Bullock.
Walmart’s Decision To Eliminate Greeters Proving Unpopular
Greeters who have disabilities feel they're being treated unfairly by having their jobs eliminated by the retail giant.
Eastern Iowa Educator Named Iowa HS Principal Of The Year
Clear Creek Amana High School is home to the Iowa Principal of the Year!