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 Ranks 46th in The Nation In Vaccine Allotment
Iowa needs more vaccines! The state ranks near the bottom in vaccine allocation.
Despite Pandemic, Traffic Deaths Did NOT Fall in 2020
A normal summer and a deadly fall equaled a normal year for Iowa traffic fatalities.
ISU Says Students Not Involved in Criminal Activity
Iowa State says none of its student who were at the Capitol on January 6th face any criminal charges.
Iowa’s Game Against Michigan State Postponed
COVID-19 cases within the Michigan State basketball program led to the postponement of tonight's game.
FBI Warns of More Protests In All 50 States
The FBI is warning of more potential attacks on the US Capitol, and at all 50 state capitals in the United States.
Garza And Hawkeyes Get Revenge Against Gophers
Iowa avenges its only Big Ten loss as the Hawkeyes rough up Minneota.
Hawkeyes Erase Early Deficit And Blast Maryland
Iowa gets big games from the McCaffery brothers, Joe Toussaint, and Keegan Murray in their win over Maryland.
‘Status Not Available’ Could Mean No Stimulus Check
If you see 'Status Not Available' while checking for your stimulus check, you could be in for quite a wait.
California Bar That Moved To Iowa Now Under Investigation
A bar the moved to Iowa from California due to fewer COVID restrictions is now under investigation for breaking many of those rules.
Iowa City Wedding Venue Hasn’t Changed Its No Refund Policy
Celebration Farm in Iowa City has stuck to it's no refund policy during the pandemic, much to the dismay of several couples.