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.
Fan Cutouts Available For Iowa Basketball Home Games
No, we can't pack Carver Hawkeye Arena this winter, but we can still 'show' our faces!
Iowa Movie Theaters Can Apply For CARES Act Grants
Iowa movie theaters can get some relief thanks to a new program funded with money from the federal CARES act.
President Trump, Ernst, and Hinson Win in Iowa
President Trump carried the state of Iowa again in 2020, and saw big wins by Republicans Joni Ernst and Ashley Hinson.
Iowa Wide Receiver Suspended One Game Following OWI Arrest
Ihmir Smith-Marsette was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Former Cedar Rapids Police Chief Dies in Plane Crash
Former CR Police Chief Greg Graham died in a plane crash Sunday in Florida.
Kernels Receive $1.4 Million Loan For COVID-19 Relief
The Kernels get a loan to help fund their daily operations at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
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.
Purdue To Be Without Head Coach When Hosting Hawkeyes
Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm won't be on the sidelines against Iowa due to a positive COVID-19 test.