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
Gov. Reynolds Defends Driver That Hit Protestor
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says a state trooper who hit a protestor in Des Moines did nothing wrong.
Status of MLB Game at Field Of Dreams Uncertain
Baseball is almost back! But will the shortened schedule still include a game at The Field of Dreams in Dyersville?
At Least 5 H.S. Baseball Teams Suspend Season Due To COVID-19
Several high school baseball teams are suspending their seasons for 14 days due to positive COVID-19 tests.
A Sad Weekend For The Iowa Football Program
Accusations of racism within the football program led to the defacing of the Nile Kinnick Statue. What is wrong in Iowa City?
Iowa AD Says The Goal Is A Full Kinnick Stadium
Iowa's Athletic Director is still hoping for the best for Iowa Football this fall.
Anheuser-Busch Donation Fulfills Carson King Promise
Anheuser-Busch has made its donation to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Grassley Predicts More COVID-19 Relief On The Way
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says more relief money might be necessary, but we need to see if the first round is working first.
Iowa Schools Can Start Early Next Fall
Iowa schools will be allowed to start prior to August 23rd this fall. But there is a catch.
Things Improving At Tyson Plant In Waterloo
While no re-open date has been set, conditions are improving at the Tyson plant in Waterloo.
Iowa Farmers Faced With Gut Wrenching Choices
Because of packing plants and restaurants shutting down, Iowa farmers are having to kill off excess livestock.