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
Iowa Up Four Spots In Latest College Football Poll
No game this weekend? No problem! Iowa moves up in latest A.P. College Football poll.
Blue Bunny Buys Popular Low-Calorie Ice Cream Company
Wells Enterprises of Le Mars, Iowa has purchased the top-selling grocery store pint of ice cream company.
U of I Researchers Make Rare Cancer Breakthrough
Researchers at the University of Iowa believe they've found a cure for a rare childhood cancer.
A Warning For Gameday Parking In Ames
If you're thinking about parking illegally in Ames for the big game, think again. Fines have gone way up in 2019.
Over 300 Iowans Ticketed For Going OVER 100 MPH!
The number of drivers going over 100 miles per hour is going up. That could mean expensive fines and losing your license!
Struggling To Process The Memories Of 9/11
It's been 18 years since 9/11. Many are struggling with a proper way to remember and honor those we lost.
Another Former UNI Panther Headed To Toronto
UNI alum and Toronto head coach Nick Nurse is adding more Panther power to the Raptor bench in 2019!
Former Iowa TE Hockenson Breaks NFL Record In Debut
Sure, the game ended in a tie. But Detriot TE T.J. Hockenson proved he was worth a first-round pick!
Packers And Bears Get Set To Kickoff NFL Season [VIDEO]
It doesn't get any better than Bears vs Packers to open up the NFL season! Brain shares his favorite memories of this heated rivalry.
Hy-Vee Releasing Few Details About Debit Card Breach
Hy-Vee confirms there was a breach of debit card information but isn't releasing many other details.