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
Casey’s and Lowe’s Announce Plans to Hire in Iowa
Casey's and Lowe's both have hiring events this month to add Iowa workers to their workforce!
Four Hawkeyes Hear Their Names Called at NFL Draft
Four more Iowa players will be joining the ranks of the NFL.
Gov. Reynolds Sends Back $95 Million in Federal Funding
The money was supposed to go towards COVID testing and re-opening Iowa schools. The state says, our schools are already open.
Bohannon Returning To Hawkeyes for 6th Season
Jordan Bohannon announced he's returning to Iowa, but to play a different position.
Iowa Ranked Among The Least Popular States
A new survey shows that most of the nation doesn't plan on visiting Iowa any time soon!
Fans Will Be Allowed At Two Iowa Football Spring Practices
Attendance levels for Iowa home games this fall are still up in the air, but we know how many fans will be allowed in during spring practices.
Jack Nunge To Transfer Out Of Iowa Basketball Program
After a season filled with loss and injuries, Jack Nunge decides to transfer closer to home.
Anamosa Inmates Used Hammers To Kill Two Employees
After failing to escape, two inmates used hammers to kill a nurse and guard at the Anamosa State Penitentiary.
What Went Wrong For Iowa?
Some say this Iowa team had too much talent to fail. But Oregon proved they didn't have the right KIND of talent.
FEMA To Reimburse COVID-19 Funeral Costs
Thanks to money set aside in the last 2 relief bills, funeral expenses for those who died from COVID will be reimbursed.