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
Early Morning Accident Kills Four in Northeast Iowa
Snow and ice-covered roads appear to be the cause of the deadly accident.
Arrest Made in Des Moines Shooting That Killed Two Students
An arrest has been made in the shooting that left two teenagers dead and one adult seriously wounded.
Rep. Ashley Hinson Hospitalized in Cedar Rapids
A televised debate has been canceled due to Rep. Hinson being hospitalized.
Mississippi River So Low People Are Walking To Midwest Island
A Midwest island in the Mississippi River can now be reached by foot thanks to historically low river levels.
Iowa Crop-Dusting Pilot Dies After Weekend Crash
A crop-dusting plane crashed over the weekend in Iowa, killing the pilot.
Iowa Indoor Football Team Postpones AR-15 Gun Giveaway
Negative feedback and the loss of sponsors caused the team to pull the promotion.
$50 Million Permanent Stadium Planned at Field of Dreams
Yet another multi-million dollar facility aims to build at The Field of Dreams.
Iowa Soldier Who Inspired M*A*S*H Character Has Died [VIDEO]
The Iowa soldier who inspired the character Radar O'Reilly in M*A*S*H had died.
Half Of A Family Was Killed By Deadly Tornado in Winterset
Half of a family visiting Winterset, Iowa on Saturday died during a tornado.
Ida Causes ‘Extremely Uncommon’ Occurrence On The Mississippi
Hurricane Ida caused something to happen along the Mississippi River that hasn't been seen in over a decade.