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
Big Ten Football To Resume Season In October
We now know the weekend that Big Ten football will resume.
Linn County Bars To Reopen, Johnson County To Remain Closed
Bars in 4 Iowa counties, including Linn, will be allowed to reopen for business at 5 p.m. today.
Iowa, ISU, and UNI Cancel Spring Break
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Iowa's three public universities say 'NO' to spring break.
Despite the Pandemic, Sports Betting in Iowa is Up in 2020
Even in a landscape with NO Hawkeye football, sports betting is up in Iowa this season.
Branstad Out As US Ambassador To China
The longest serving governor in Iowa history is leaving his position as Ambassador to China.
Big Ten Inching Closer To October Start
A vote to resume play could come in the next few days, with football resuming as soon as October 17th.
Alliant Says Some Customers Were Overcharged After Derecho
Alliant Energy says that some customers saw higher bills than they should have following the derecho on August 10th.
Mt. Mercy President Resigns After Just Two Months
The school has not given a reason why Robert Beatty stepped down after only 2 months on the job.
Loras College Removes Statue Of Its Founder
New information about Bishop Loras' slave-owning past led the school to remove his statue.
Numerous Iowa Pizza Hut Locations Closing For Good
Numerous small town Iowa Pizza Hut locations shut down on Tuesday for good, as the company shuts down 300 locations nationwide.