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
Eastern Iowa Couple Awarded Millions After The Death of Their Son
A North Liberty couple was awarded millions after their son died from an undiagnosed case of Strep.
Keegan Murray Outshoots Lebron James in Preseason Debut [WATCH]
Keegan Murray led the Kings to victory over the L.A. Lakers in his NBA preseason debut.
UPDATE: Victim Identified In Eastern Iowa Tractor Rollover
One person is dead after being pinned underneath a tractor.
Anamosa Celebrating 34 Years of Giant Pumpkins
Anamosa's Pumpkinfest celebrates its 34th year this Saturday.
Iowa Middle School Counselor Competes on Jeopardy [WATCH]
A middle school counselor recently competed on the hit game show Jeopardy!
Eastern Iowa Balloon Glow Event Rescheduled For This Saturday
Weather permitting, hot air balloons will glow on Saturday night in Mount Vernon.
Iowa Man Who Assaulted Officer on January 6th Sentenced To Prison
An Iowa man who assaulted a police officer during the January 6th riot has received a lengthy jail term.
Iowa’s Case Of ‘Brain Drain’ Among The Worst in The Nation
Find out how 'brain drain' is hurting the state of Iowa.
What Heating and Cooling Experts Say You Need To Do This Week!
The temperatures are getting cooler, so don't wait until it's too late!
Former American Idol Contestant Opens Restaurant in Iowa [WATCH]
A former Idol contestant has gone from a golden ticket to serving BBQ right here in Iowa!