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
Eastern Iowa Under High Wind Warning
A storm system is bringing winter weather and high winds to much of the Midwest just in time for Thanksgiving.
Iowa’s Duncan Named Lou Groza Finalist
Iowa placekicker Keith Duncan has made the final three for the Lou Groza Award.
Cedar Rapids Driver Killed After Hitting Utility Pole
The man involved in a fatal high-speed chase Saturday night in Cedar Rapids has been identified.
Hawkeyes Get Big Game From Garza
The junior center is leading the nation in scoring for centers.
Iowa DE Epenesa Likely Preparing For Final Home Game
Saturday is senior day at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. It will also likely be the final home game for at least one outstanding junior, A.J. Epenesa.
MLB Plans For Minor League Contraction Spares Kernels
A plan to contract minor league baseball teams spares the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Other Iowa based teams weren't so lucky.
Dunkin’ Bans The ‘Double Cup’
Ever order your coffee at Dunkin with a double cup? That trend is coming to an end.
General Mills Workers Picket Ahead Of Possible Strike
A vote on Wednesday will determine if General Mills workers head to the picket line.
Iowa’s Nate Stanley A Finalist For Johnny Unitas Award
Iowa's Nate Stanley is named among the nation's top senior quarterbacks.
NCAA Allows Athletes Compensation For Name and Likeness
Yes, you heard correctly. The NCAA is going to start paying athletes.