The Brain started at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 and has called mornings home since 1999. He has worked with several morning show partners, including Courtlin since 2015. Despite getting up in the middle of the night, Brain loves having fun on the air every weekday morning! Brain and his wife Holly make their home in Marion and have three children, Chase, Carly, and Cayleigh. They also have a dog Rigby, and a huge cat Cora. Brain is a huge sports fan and loves his Hawkeyes, Packers, and Cardinals. If you see Brain out and about in Marion or anywhere in Eastern Iowa, say hello! We hear he's friendly!
Ryan "Brain" Brainard
Watch as a Pack of Coyotes Try To Break Into an Iowa Home
A pack of coyotes nearly shatter the glass of a patio door.
Why It’s Too Dangerous To Visit Iowa’s Largest Cave [VIDEO]
Only a few people know where the entrance sits to Iowa's largest cave.
Burlington to Open New Store in the Corridor This Spring
Get ready discount shoppers!
How To Find Tickets to Watch Caitlin Clark Make History
It will be the toughest ticket to find in the history of women's basketball!
Sheryl Swoopes Is Blocking Iowa Fans, Including Me, On X
Instead of blocking Iowa fans, she should issue an apology.
Record Setting Night For Stuelke at Carver-Hawkeye Arena [VIDEO]
The sophomore from Cedar Rapids set a new Carver-Hawkeye Arena scoring record!
Proposed Bill Would Pay Iowans $5 Per Raccoon Tail
Will a bounty program help curb Iowa's raccoon population?
Players, Coaches, and Others with Iowa Ties in the Super Bowl
There are plenty of Iowa connections in this year's Super Bowl.
Remembering Toby Keith’s Final Concert in Iowa [PHOTOS]
Here is the setlist from Toby's last concert ever in Iowa.
Get Ready for a HUGE New Indoor Waterpark in the Midwest [VIDEO]
The $60 million waterpark will be among the largest in the country!