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
Eastern Iowa Native Needs Immediate Organ Transplant
Wyoming, Iowa native Lisa Cantwell needs a new kidney, and she needs it fast.
Why Was Mike Tyson Spotted Training In Iowa?
Mike Tyson had a very good reason to be in Iowa last weekend. Youth sports!
Iowa Lands Top 25 Football Recruiting Class
Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, Iowa lands it's second best class ever of the Ferentz era.
The Pros and Cons of Raising the Minimum Wage
What happens if the minimum wage goes up to $15 an hour? Here are some possible pros and cons.
‘Wolf’ Moon to Light Up the Sky Tonight
The first full moon of 2021 is called the Wolf Moon and will be visible in the sky beginning this afternoon!
Governor Orders Flags At Half Staff For Fallen Officers
Flags will remain at half-staff through Wednesday in honor of two fallen Capitol police officers.
Iowa To Get 172,000 Doses of COVID Vaccine By End of Month
Health care workers and staff and residents at senior living facilities will get the first doses in Iowa.
Iowa Wide Receiver Suspended One Game Following OWI Arrest
Ihmir Smith-Marsette was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Governor Announces Financial Relief For Iowa Fairs
Fairs across the state had to cancel their events in 2020. A new relief fund looks at helping them stay afloat until shows can resume.
Big Ten Football To Resume Season In October
We now know the weekend that Big Ten football will resume.