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
Video Shows Iowa Police Department Car Hitting Child [WATCH]
A four-year-old child is recovering after being struck by a police car on patrol.
See the Angry Skies that Appeared Over Iowa During Sunday Storms
Mother Nature put on quite a show on Sunday. High winds, lightning, hail the size of baseballs, and heavy rain. Much of it, we could do without. But in the storm's aftermath came something strange and beautiful. Clouds so puffy and peaceful that everyone just had to rush outside and get a picture!
Iowa Native Hailey Whitters Scores Her First ACM Nomination
Iowa's own Hailey Whitters is an ACM nominee!
The Reason Why McDonald’s Got Rid Of The Play Place
The Play Place was a magical place where parents could find peace. Now, they're gone.
Hy-Vee Ends Use Of Cashierless Shopping App
The scan and go app at Hy-Vee has officially ended.
Early Morning Accident Kills Four in Northeast Iowa
Snow and ice-covered roads appear to be the cause of the deadly accident.
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.