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
MidAmerican Warns Customers of Higher Winter Heating Bills
MidAmerican is warning customers that their heating bills could nearly double this winter.
Ferentz Says “Our Fans Aren’t Stupid…They Smelled a Rat”
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz agreed with Iowa fans about some suspicious Penn State injuries.
Popular Iowa License Plate Facing Production Delays
If you want one of the popular 'black out' Iowa license plates, you're going to have to wait.
Iowa High School Player’s Act Of Sportsmanship Goes Viral
The story of an Iowa high school football player showing incredible sportsmanship is making headlines around the nation.
Iowa Groom’s Autistic Brother Leaves Room in Tears After Speech [WATCH]
Standing up and giving a speech in front of hundreds of people isn't easy, especially when you have autism. But that didn't stop Sam Waldron!
University of Iowa To Add Women’s Wrestling Program
Iowa will become the first Power 5 school to add a women's wrestling program to its athletic department.
Iowa Couple Sues Over Location Of Noisy Town Siren
An Iowa couple is suing the city they live in, because of a warning siren just 50 feet away from their home.
The Time Norm Macdonald Was Asked to Leave The State of Iowa
The story of what Norm Macdonald did one night at the University of Iowa will live on forever.
Live Like a Cowboy in This Eastern Iowa Airbnb [PHOTOS]
Wide open spaces, horses and a shed filled with tack. How much more 'cowboy' can you get?
Judge Allows Iowa Schools To Issue Mask Mandates
The order halts the Iowa law that prevented local schools from issuing mask mandates for students.