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
Former Hawkeye Luka Garza Gets To Follow His Olympic Dream
Garza got word he'll be able to play in the 2024 Olympic games.
98.1 KHAK First Responder Friday Salutes Scott Donohue
Each Friday morning at 6:30 a.m., 98.1 KHAK's Brain & Courtlin pay tribute to an eastern Iowa First Responder.
Iowans Caitlin Clark and Zach Johnson Teaming Up For Pro-Am Event
The Iowa basketball star, and golf fan, gets to play along side a two-time major winner!
Amazon Guilty Of Violating Privacy Through Ring Doorbells
Videos of customers, including children, were saved and often times shared.
Video Shows Iowa Police Department Car Hitting Child [WATCH]
A four-year-old child is recovering after being struck by a police car on patrol.
Iowa Cabin For Rent Features Some Breathtaking Views [GALLERY]
This Iowa cabin features modern amenities and access to the great outdoors!
Midwest Native and Star Of Movies Including ‘Rudy’ Dies [VIDEO]
The Midwest native starred in over 60 projects during his career.
30 Years After Three Friends Graduate, Their Sons Graduate
Brain and 2 friends from high school all have seniors graduating in 2023.
Eastern Iowa Apartment Building Partially Collapses
Officials aren't sure what caused the apartment complex to cave in.
Another Black Bear Spotted in Eastern Iowa [WATCH]
The DNR says that black bears are going to become more common in Iowa.