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 Man Takes Home TONS of Prizes On ‘Wheel of Fortune’ [WATCH]
An Iowa man won big-time on a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune.
Midwest Family Teaches Pet Pig How To Ride Around Town [VIDEO]
Norbert the pig loves rock music and working on his ollie!
Zebra Attacks Midwest Man Before Deputy Puts Animal Down [WATCH]
A Midwest man's pet zebra attacked him and was hostile toward law enforcement officials.
Midwest Farm Family Star In Super Bowl Commercial [WATCH]
A Midwest farm family will star in their very own Super Bowl ad this Sunday!
Midwest Barn Hides The Mother Load Of Classic Cars [VIDEO]
How can so many amazing cars be in one place?
Hy-Vee Closes Standalone Iowa Wahlburgers Restaurant
The only Wahlburgers in Iowa will now be in Hy-Vee stores.
Will Iowa Pass Its Own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill?
House Republicans introduced two bills addressing LGBTQ issues.
Iowa Couple Loses Home In A Fire Just Weeks Before Baby Is Due
With a baby girl due in just a few weeks, a young Iowa couple is forced to find a new home.
Iowa College Student Is A Mario Kart National Champion [WATCH]
An Iowa college student is among the best in the nation at esports!
Iowa: Still More Hogs Than Humans
Iowa continues to lead the nation in hog production, and it's not even close.