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 Ranks 46th in The Nation In Vaccine Allotment
Iowa needs more vaccines! The state ranks near the bottom in vaccine allocation.
Despite Pandemic, Traffic Deaths Did NOT Fall in 2020
A normal summer and a deadly fall equaled a normal year for Iowa traffic fatalities.
ISU Says Students Not Involved in Criminal Activity
Iowa State says none of its student who were at the Capitol on January 6th face any criminal charges.
FBI Warns of More Protests In All 50 States
The FBI is warning of more potential attacks on the US Capitol, and at all 50 state capitals in the United States.
Garza And Hawkeyes Get Revenge Against Gophers
Iowa avenges its only Big Ten loss as the Hawkeyes rough up Minneota.
Governor Orders Flags At Half Staff For Fallen Officers
Flags will remain at half-staff through Wednesday in honor of two fallen Capitol police officers.
Hawkeyes Erase Early Deficit And Blast Maryland
Iowa gets big games from the McCaffery brothers, Joe Toussaint, and Keegan Murray in their win over Maryland.
Train Depot In Marion To Be Repaired Following Derecho
The historic train depot in Marion Square Park should be finished with derecho repairs by later this spring.
California Bar That Moved To Iowa Now Under Investigation
A bar the moved to Iowa from California due to fewer COVID restrictions is now under investigation for breaking many of those rules.
Hawkeyes Get The ‘Old’ Bohannon Back
Jordan Bohannon led Iowa in scoring as the Hawkeyes top 19th ranked Northwestern.