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
U of I Researchers Make Rare Cancer Breakthrough
Researchers at the University of Iowa believe they've found a cure for a rare childhood cancer.
Former Iowa TE Hockenson Breaks NFL Record In Debut
Sure, the game ended in a tie. But Detriot TE T.J. Hockenson proved he was worth a first-round pick!
Chris Soules Speaks For The First Time Since Fatal Accident
In an interview with People magazine, Chris Soules talks about the day that changed his life forever.
Many Farmers Say 2019 Their Toughest Year Ever
Horrible spring weather and a trade war have made 2019 a rough year on Iowa farmers.
Des Moines Considering New Gun Ordinances
The city of Des Moines could soon join other cities in banning high capacity magazines and trigger devices.
Iowa Tight Ends Looking To Make History At NFL Draft
Iowa could see two of its former players drafted in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft.
Man Accused Of Killing Former ISU Golfer Wants Trial Moved
After wanting to first plead guilty, the suspect in the death of a star ISU golfer now wants a change of venue.
Two UNI Students Die In Winter-Related Car Crash
Two UNI students are dead after a head-on collision in Grundy County.