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
The Northern Lights May Be Visible From Iowa This Week
Extremely strong sun flares might make the Northern Lights visible as far south as Iowa.
Eastern Iowa Getting New Medical Marijuana Facility
A new $10 million facility will be up and running and producing products in 2023.
Why You Soon Won’t See Iowa Football on ESPN
Some big changes are coming to when and where you'll be able to watch Iowa football games.
Iowa State University Student Found Dead in Ames
Police say they don't believe that the community is in any danger.
Today Is A Day No Eastern Iowa Resident Will Ever Forget
It's been 2 years since the 2020 derecho. Many things have been repaired, but not all the scars are gone.
Four Classic Cereals From The 1980s Are Coming Back
These classic cereal flavors are 'scary' good!
Remembering Olivia Newton-John’s Final Performances in Iowa
Olivia Newton-John performed many times during her career in Iowa.
Beautiful Iowa Home Features Amazing Lakeside View [GALLERY]
This home has it all inside and a view like no other!
Five People and Pets Rescued on the Wapsipinicon River
Heavy rains left a family stranded on a sandbar on the Wapsipinicon River.
Iowa Man’s Missing Dogs Both Found Shot To Death
An Iowa man wants answers in the death of his two dogs.