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
Historic Granger House In Marion Needs Repairs
The historic Granger House in Marion is in need of repairs, and historically accurate isn't cheap!
Iowa Has A Puppy Mill Problem
Iowa is among the worst states in the nation for puppy mills. This needs to change. Now.
Lawyers Ask For Yet Another Delay In Soules’ Sentencing
Lawyers for Chris Soules want his May 21st sentencing date pushed back...again.
I-380 Traffic Cameras To Start Issuing Tickets Soon
We now know when the speed cameras on I-380 will start issuing tickets again.
Disease That Can Spread From Dogs To Humans Found In Iowa
Officials in Marion County, Iowa have discovered a disease that can spread from dogs TO humans.
Program To Provide FREE College In The Works For Linn County
A new program would provide some free college for qualified students within Linn County.
Former Hawkeye Moss Getting Plenty Of Offers
The former Iowa guard is getting plenty of attention, and could suit up AGAINST the Hawkeyes next season!
Hancher Auditorium Releases Season Lineup
From Diana Ross to the best of Broadway, Hancher will have it all this year!
Iowa Basketball 0 for 3 On Offseason Transfers
Iowa could use an infusion of talent thanks to some offseason defections. They got shut out on Tuesday.
Mixed Forecast For Summer Gas Prices
The demand for crude oil is on the rise, and some feel gas prices will soon follow.