I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1996 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
Dunkin’ Bans The ‘Double Cup’
Ever order your coffee at Dunkin with a double cup? That trend is coming to an end.
UPDATE: Krispy Kreme Caves To Student Selling Donuts
A college student who bought Krispy Kreme donuts in Iowa and sold them in Minnesota has been told to stop.
Iowa’s Nate Stanley A Finalist For Johnny Unitas Award
Iowa's Nate Stanley is named among the nation's top senior quarterbacks.
NCAA Allows Athletes Compensation For Name and Likeness
Yes, you heard correctly. The NCAA is going to start paying athletes.
ISU Officials Confirm Fan Fell From Upper Deck
Several fans were injured after one fell off the upper deck at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday.
Carson Kings Says ‘No Thanks’ To Bobblehead Profits
Carson King continues to prove his mission is all about helping kids.
Could Iowa College Athletes Be Getting Paid Soon?
The Iowa Legislature could soon take up the battle over paying college athletes. Former Hawkeye star Marvin McNutt thinks the time is now.
Netflix Considering Tighter Password Restrictions
The days of sharing your password with three friends and several family members could be coming to an end.
Lawsuit Filed Against Hy-Vee Over Data Breach
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Hy-Vee, claiming millions of people had their data stolen due to inadequate security.
Former Iowa Football Player Passes Away After Car Wreck
Derrick Mitchell Jr. becomes the second former Iowa football player to die in a car accident in 2019.