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I grew up in Franklin, WI with my Mom, Dad and brother. My parents were both teachers and loved music. My Dad was also a high school basketball coach so I of course played sports. I was in organized basketball and baseball until I reached college. Both my parents were conscious of my artistic side at an early age so they got me into music in grade school. I played clarinet, listened to my parent’s folk and R&B records, and at the age of 12 started listening to hip hop music. To this day I claim that I brought rap music to Franklin. My parents were always supportive of my endeavors in school, sports and the arts. They taught my brother and I to be passionate and knowledgeable about many things, but more important, they taught us to have fun with whatever it was that we were doing. That’s probably why I’m in the entertainment business.

For over 16 years I dedicated myself to working in radio. I was at Lazer 103 for 9 years before it switched to 102.9 The Hog in 2005. Mandatory Metallica was a segment that I did every night for almost 5 years. Once Lazer switched to The Hog I was out of a job, but quickly got hired to do a morning show on 102.1 WLUM. For 7 years I was a recognizable and award winning personality on the Kramp and Adler Morning Show. You can still listen to past episodes of my Kramp Cast podcast on iTunes.

I’ve always been committed to entertaining Milwaukee while promoting its music, sports, family, food and fun. My passion for the city has never diminished and I continue to search for the people and events that make this city great. I’m very thankful to have a wonderful wife, son, supportive family, great friends, passionate viewers and past radio listeners.

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Recent Articles
  • Shake up your fish fries: 2 places where you can get fun, flavorful fish tacos

    MILWAUKEE — Some people can’t get enough Friday night fish fries during Lent — others might want to switch it up. If you’re among the latter and want to try something outside the norm, you could consider a tasty fish taco. The dish is difficult to perfect, but Brian Kramp found two restaurants that make them so good, you’ll want to come back for more.  

  • It’s National Puppy Day! Human habits your dog hates — and decoding puppy language

    MILWAUKEE — Kramp spent the morning at the Wisconsin Humane Society downtown campus for National Puppy Day! He spent the morning decoding puppy language, and discussing human habits pets dislike. About Wisconsin Humane Society (website) The Wisconsin Humane Society is committed to providing protection, shelter and care for wild and homeless animals. Because of generous donors, we are able to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home thousands of animals like me every year!

  • Lemke Stone supplies quality natural stone for construction, landscapping

    LANNON, Wis. — Kramp spent the morning at Lemke Stone in Lannon, Wisconsin. They are a premier supplier of quality natural stone for construction, landscaping, and other building projects. Lemke Stone, Inc. History (website) Lemke Stone, Inc. a family owned company, was founded in 1965 by Arnold A. Lemke. Arnold and his sons, Mark and Kim have dedicated their efforts to provide a higher level of quality and personal service to all of their customers. It all began after Arnie […]

  • Fanatic about footwear: Chiappetta Shoes, a family run business, is serious about service

    KENOSHA — Kramp spent the morning from Chiappetta Shoes in Kenosha. This is an old fashioned shoe store that’s been in the family for four generations. About Chiappetta Shoes (website) We are Chiappetta Shoes. A family run business, four generations strong. We are fanatic about footwear, and we are serious about service. So what does that look like? Simply put, it looks a little “old school.” When you walk into Chiappetta Shoes, we’ll greet you. Not ignore you. Sincerely greet you. We […]

  • Accompany of Kids is a group of young, gifted singers and dancers

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Kramp spent the morning at Menomonee Falls North Middle School previewing the Accompany of Kids’ 25th Gala Show. The Accompany of Kids is a non-profit performance group. They’ll be previewing some numbers from their gala. The shows take place this weekend and also next weekend. About Accompany of Kids (website) The Accompany of Kids, affectionately known as “AOK,” has been in existence for 25 years. The AOK “Kids” audition every six months, rehearse in Menomonee Falls, hail from […]

  • Ready for spring? Best planting supplies, proper lawn care for early spring

    MILWAUKEE — Kramp spent the morning at Stein’s Garden & Home in Germantown for a special spring planting preview. About Stein’s Garden & Home (website) The first Stein flower shop opened in 1946 in Shorewood, WI. Today, Stein’s has 16 locations throughout Wisconsin and is still owned by the Stein family. Joan (2nd generation owner) lives in Mequon, WI with her pup, Herschel. David and Lee (3rd generation owners) live with their families and pets in California and New York. […]

  • Denali Ingredients is an expert in producing ice cream flavor bases — get a sneak peek

    NEW BERLIN — Kramp spent the morning at Denali Ingredients in New Berlin. Denali Ingredients is an expert in producing ice cream flavor bases to provide a savory flavor throughout the product. They produce almost any ice cream flavor imaginable. Kramp visits their R&D department to see how they create the flavors for the ice cream. About Denali Ingredients (website)  Denali Ingredients has manufactured a broad line of private label ice cream flavors, bar coatings and flavor bases since 1977, but it’s been […]

  • Check out the Midwest’s leading regional event for the foodservice and hospitality industry

    MILWAUKEE — Kramp spent the morning at the 2017 Midwest Foodservice Expo — which takes place March 13-15. About Midwest Foodservice Expo (website) The Midwest Foodservice Expo is the Midwest’s leading regional event for the foodservice & hospitality industry. 270+ Exhibits, 7,500 attendees, trending events, timely business-building seminars, engaging after-hours excursions and so much more await you.

  • AddeoFit is a one of a kind fitness center featuring 6 individual studios

    GLENDALE — Kramp spent the morning at AddeoFit in Glendale, which is a one of a kind fitness center featuring six individual studios in one 14,000 square foot space. Their clients can select from 125 classes a week. Their studios include cycling, yoga, barre, performance, multi-purpose and cardio. About AddeoFit (website) AddeoFit is a one of a kind fitness center located in Milwaukee’s North Shore. We are here to push people forward, and to teach them that it is hard work and […]

  • Kramp hangs at Mo’s Irish Pub to preview the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    MILWAUKEE — Kramp spent the morning at Mo’s Irish Pub previewing the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. From dancers, to music, food and more the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin’s 51st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is happening in downtown Milwaukee this Saturday at noon. About Mo’s Irish Pub (website) Mo’s Irish Pub provides an authentic atmosphere to enjoy the Emerald Isle’s renowned spirits, favorite foods and live musical entertainment. Food, Spirits and Live Music Lively and festive anytime of the […]

  • Oak Creek maker of tiny homes is on the cutting edge of house design

    OAK CREEK — Tiny homes. They’re everywhere on TV these days. But what does it take to make them? Can you afford one? Brian Kramp visited Utopian Villas in Oak Creek to get answers. About Utopian Villas (from website) Utopian Villas was created in late 2014 by Justin Kreger and a few of his closest business associates. Believe it or not they had already been running a highly successful luxury Modular Home business, Vertical Works, Inc. out of Oak Creek Wisconsin […]

  • Empty Bowls is a one-of-a-kind annual fundraiser that brings the community together

    RACINE — Kramp spent the morning at Empty Bowls  — a hunger-fighting event in Racine to remind us that there is always an empty bowl. Empty Bowl is a one-of-a-kind annual fundraiser that brings the community together to enjoy the work of area artists, schools, bakeries, restaurants, entertainers and generous businesses to raise funds that benefit the Racine County Food Bank and H.A.L.O. (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization).