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 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!
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!
You Can Have Summer, I’m ALL About FALL [OPINION]
I'm done with the heat and sweating through my clothes! Bring on sweatshirts, pumpkin spice and football!
Girl Scouts Add a Tasty New Cookie To Their 2022 Lineup
Adventurefuls just might be the most decadent cookie the Girl Scouts have added in years!
Governor Reynolds Considering Taking In Afghan Refugees
As Afghanistan collapses, Iowa could be a potential landing spot for some of that nation's refugees.
Why You Didn’t Get Your August Child Tax Credit Payment
If you didn't get your child tax credit direct deposit last week, here is why you might have to wait.