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
Iowa Native and American Pickers Star Suffers Stroke
One of the stars of the show American Pickers is in the hospital after suffering a stroke.
Iowa Grown Sweet Corn Will Be Hard to Find This 4th of July
Iowa-grown sweet corn will be hard to find this weekend.
Iowa Nature Preserve Features Mysterious Stone Circle
They come from an island near Indonesia. But what do they mean?
John Deere Self-Driving Tractor Coming Later This Year
The future of farming from John Deere will be released later this year.
Iowa Cookie Company Debuts Their Second ‘Cookie ATM’
Imagine inserting your card...and getting back a cookie!
A Rare Dust Storm Brings Wind and Damage to NW Iowa [PHOTOS]
A rare dust storm hit parts of NW Iowa hard on Thursday.
New Iowa Law Ends The Regulating of Fireworks Sales
Get ready for more fireworks stands in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City this summer.
Home COVID Tests Will Soon Be Covered By Your Insurance
Starting in just a few days, your health insurance will cover home COVID tests.
Quaker Oats Getting Rid of the Aunt Jemima Brand
Quaker Oats is getting rid of Aunt Jemima, an image they say, was "based on a racial stereotype."