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
Illinois Passes Bill To Make Daylight Saving Time Year Round
Illinois could join Hawaii and Arizona as states that no longer have seasonal time changes.
Bohannon Plays In Iowa Basketball Exhibition Win
He didn't start, but Jordan Bohannon saw his first action after hip surgery in the off-season.
ISU Officials Confirm Fan Fell From Upper Deck
Several fans were injured after one fell off the upper deck at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday.
NCAA Allows Athletes Compensation For Name and Likeness
Yes, you heard correctly. The NCAA is going to start paying athletes.
Iowa Holds Steady, Showdown With Wisconsin Looms
Iowa holds steady in the polls, while ISU drops out for the second time this season.
Carson Kings Says ‘No Thanks’ To Bobblehead Profits
Carson King continues to prove his mission is all about helping kids.
Jordan Bohannon Speaks Out On Athletes Getting Paid
Iowa's Jordan Bohannon talks about why NCAA rules regarding athletes earning money need to change.
Look Who’s Back In The Top 25!
After three straight wins, Iowa State joins Iowa back in the Top 25 polls!
MLB Umpire And Iowa Native Eric Cooper Dies
Eric Cooper umpired some very important games in his big league career. The longtime MLB umpire passed away this weekend.
Iowa Clings To The Top 25 While ISU Eyes A Comeback
After two straight losses, the Iowa Hawkeyes are still in the Top 25.