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
U of I Says Layoffs and Furloughs Are Possible
The University of Iowa announces that layoffs and furloughs could be coming soon due to pandemic losses at the school.
Iowa AD Says The Goal Is A Full Kinnick Stadium
Iowa's Athletic Director is still hoping for the best for Iowa Football this fall.
Foreclosures and Evictions Can Resume Thursday
Officials worry it's too soon with thousands still unemployed and facing eviction.
Undrafted? No Problem For These Ferentz Era Hawkeyes
Not being drafted by an NFL team proved to not be a problem for these high grossing Hawkeyes!
Anheuser-Busch Donation Fulfills Carson King Promise
Anheuser-Busch has made its donation to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Grassley Predicts More COVID-19 Relief On The Way
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says more relief money might be necessary, but we need to see if the first round is working first.
Iowa Schools Can Start Early Next Fall
Iowa schools will be allowed to start prior to August 23rd this fall. But there is a catch.
Things Improving At Tyson Plant In Waterloo
While no re-open date has been set, conditions are improving at the Tyson plant in Waterloo.
‘Murder Hornets’ Spotted In United States
As if we don't have enough to worry about in 2020, get ready for 'Murder Hornets'.
Group Of Faith Leaders Say Religious Services Should Wait
Governor Reynolds says churches can hold services statewide starting May 1st. But a group of religious leaders says it's still too soon.