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
Iowa Basketball Shocked By Sudden Passing of Jack Nunge’s Father
Dr. Mark Junge, the father of Iowa player Jack Nunge, passed away suddenly Saturday in Indiana.
Iowa Medical Providers Say COVID Vaccine Is Only Weeks Away
With COVID-19 vaccines on the way to Iowa in weeks, healthcare officials are urging Iowans to be patient.
ISU Guard Haliburton Selected in First Round of NBA Draft
Tyrese Haliburton continued the streak of Iowa State basketball players hearing their names called in the NBA Draft.
Zoom Will Give All Users a Thanksgiving Day Gift!
Zoom is giving out a surprise gift to all it's users this Thanksgiving Day!
Iowans Urged to ‘Act Now’ To Slow COVID-19 Spread
Iowa's COVID-19 numbers are bad, and White House Task Force officials say that residents need to step up their efforts.
Iowa Wide Receiver Suspended One Game Following OWI Arrest
Ihmir Smith-Marsette was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Governor Announces Financial Relief For Iowa Fairs
Fairs across the state had to cancel their events in 2020. A new relief fund looks at helping them stay afloat until shows can resume.
Iowa Sees Mixed Results in Loss to Purdue
Too many turnovers and penalties doom the Hawkeyes in their Big Ten opener.
Hiawatha Police Warn Residents of Possible Mountain Lion
Hiawatha police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings, after another possible mountain lion sighting.
Iowa Players Will Be Allowed to Kneel For National Anthem
Head coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed on Tuesday that some Iowa players are choosing to take a knee prior to Saturday's game at Purdue.