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
Kernels Receive $1.4 Million Loan For COVID-19 Relief
The Kernels get a loan to help fund their daily operations at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa Players Will Be Allowed to Kneel For National Anthem
Head coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed on Tuesday that some Iowa players are choosing to take a knee prior to Saturday's game at Purdue.
Purdue To Be Without Head Coach When Hosting Hawkeyes
Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm won't be on the sidelines against Iowa due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Former Iowa Players Threaten Lawsuit If Ferentz Is Not Fired
8 former Iowa football players threaten to sue if Kirk Ferentz isn't fired, and they aren't paid $20 million.
Iowa’s Derecho Related Crop Losses On The Rise
As farmers try and harvest downed crops, losses from the August 10th derecho continue to rise.
Two Iowa Hawkeyes Opt Out Of Upcoming Football Season
Citing ongoing concerns due to coronavirus, two Iowa football players opt to sit out the upcoming season.
Fareway Continues to Defy Bottle Law
Even though the moratorium on bottle returns has ended, Fareway Grocery Stores continue to refuse them.
City of Waterloo Says ‘No’ To Trick Or Treating
Waterloo tells residents not to do door-to-door trick or treating this Halloween.
Despite the Pandemic, Sports Betting in Iowa is Up in 2020
Even in a landscape with NO Hawkeye football, sports betting is up in Iowa this season.
Branstad Out As US Ambassador To China
The longest serving governor in Iowa history is leaving his position as Ambassador to China.