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
Iowa Gas Prices Spike Following Saudi Attacks
With worldwide oil production affected by the attacks in Saudi Arabia, gas prices were bound to rise.
Struggling To Process The Memories Of 9/11
It's been 18 years since 9/11. Many are struggling with a proper way to remember and honor those we lost.
Former Iowa Hawkeye Breaks NFL Record In Debut
T.J. Hockenson proved he was worth a first-round pick!
Beer Companies Continue To Battle Over Corn Syrup
Anheuser Busch has lost a court order over their claims that certain MillerCoors beers contain corn syrup.
Chris Soules Speaks For The First Time Since Fatal Accident
In an interview with People magazine, Chris Soules talks about the day that changed his life forever.
Many Farmers Say 2019 Their Toughest Year Ever
Horrible spring weather and a trade war have made 2019 a rough year on Iowa farmers.
Iowa TE Kittle Ranked Among The NFL’s Best
Former Iowa tight end George Kittle debuts inside the top 30 on the NFL Network's Top 100 List!
Hawkeyes In The Top 25 According To NCAA
Iowa gets some top 25 love in NCAA preseason poll!
Former Marion Prep Transferring From Iowa To UNI
Iowa's loss is UNI's gain when it comes to this talented wide receiver.
Iowa Lands First Grad Transfer Under McCaffery
Finally some good news for the Iowa men's basketball program! They land a guard via transfer!