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
ACT/SAT Test Soon To Be Optional at Iowa Public Universities
The dreaded college entrance exam could soon become optional in Iowa.
Iowa Football Lands 4 Star Quarterback Recruit
Iowa has added a four-star quarterback to its class of 2023.
Iowa Woman Wins ALL of Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways Prizes
An Iowa woman is pinching herself after winning everything Ellen gave away during her final 12 Days of Giveaways!
Low Mississippi River Level Reveals Sunken WW2 Ship [VIDEO]
A historic ship from WW2 can be seen thanks to historic low river levels along the Mighty Mississippi.
The Northern Lights Were Visible In Iowa Overnight [PHOTOS]
Did you catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis last night? These photos are amazing!
Why Iowa’s Secondary Is Called ‘The Doughboys’
Iowa's defensive secondary leads the nation in interceptions. Now, they have a nickname.
Iowa Groom’s Autistic Brother Leaves Room in Tears After Speech [WATCH]
Standing up and giving a speech in front of hundreds of people isn't easy, especially when you have autism. But that didn't stop Sam Waldron!
University of Iowa To Add Women’s Wrestling Program
Iowa will become the first Power 5 school to add a women's wrestling program to its athletic department.
College Football’s Biggest Party is Coming to Ames on Saturday
You know it's a big game when the folks from ESPN come to town!
Packer Fans, What Do You Think Of Their NEW Uniforms? [PHOTO]
Green Bay has revealed their new third jersey which harkens back to the 1950's!