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 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!
Here Are The Safest Iowa Cities To Live In
When it comes to crime, these Iowa cities are the safest to live in.
The Best Times to View Colorful Iowa Trees This Fall
Fall is here and the trees are starting to change! Here is when the colors will be at their peak!
21-Year-Old Mt. Mercy Student Dies From Complications Of COVID-19
An aspiring kindergarten teacher at Mt. Mercy University has lost her battle with COVID.
Two College Students Visit Every Iowa Town in One Summer
How many towns in Iowa have you been to? Two college students took one summer and hit them all!
Iowa Couple Sues Over Location Of Noisy Town Siren
An Iowa couple is suing the city they live in, because of a warning siren just 50 feet away from their home.
Live Like a Cowboy in This Eastern Iowa Airbnb [PHOTOS]
Wide open spaces, horses and a shed filled with tack. How much more 'cowboy' can you get?
Judge Allows Iowa Schools To Issue Mask Mandates
The order halts the Iowa law that prevented local schools from issuing mask mandates for students.
ISU Fan And Double Amputee To Be Featured on ESPN
Nick Bassett and his amazing story of strength and perseverance will be featured on College Gameday this Saturday.
Cy-Hawk History Features An Interesting Iowa State Jersey Choice
The late 70's saw close games between Iowa and Iowa State, and one very strange jersey!