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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.

If you have a story or an event that you would like to highlight, please reach out to me via email, Facebook or Twitter! Everything’s right here on my bio page.

Recent Articles
  • AXE MKE: Milwaukee’s newest addition to the competitive bar sport

    MILWAUKEE — Axe Throwing is the hottest competitive bar sport in North America. So Kramp decided to head on over to AXE MKE to take a look at their 12 axe throwing lanes and full bar. About AXE MKE (website) Axe Throwing is the hottest competitive bar sport in North America. Think of it as a cross between darts, bowling, and batting practice. Just picture yourself standing in a cage, throwing giant sharp objects at a wooden target, and competing for points against […]

  • Food, drink, music: Milwaukee’s most art-filled outdoor festival returns to the lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning previewing the Lakefront Festival of Art. For over 55 years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. There will be art, food, music, and activities all weekend long. About Lakefront Festival of Art (website) Milwaukee’s most art-filled outdoor festival returns to the lakefront for three full days of food and drink, music and entertainment, activities for children and adults – and world-class art. Lakefront Festival of […]

  • Summer camps: ‘Kids will become Wisconsin experts, dinosaur explorers, geologists, or junior curators’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Milwaukee Public Museum to learn about their summer kids camp. According to their website, during the camp kids will become Wisconsin experts, dinosaur explorers, geologists, or junior curators! MPM campers explore exhibits, get behind-the-scenes access to real artifacts and collections, and participate in a variety of fun, engaging activities! Give your child an unforgettable summer of fun and learning at MPM’s day or week-long summer camps. About Summer Camps (website) Early […]

  • Walk around and wander in: Checking out some local businesses in downtown Pewaukee

    PEWAUKEE — It’s walk-able Wednesday and Brian Kramp spent the day in downtown Pewaukee checking out some of the local businesses on Wisconsin Avenue. He stopped by Cakes While U Wait, Silly Willyz, and Spin! Pizza & Crepe Co. About Cakes While U Wait (website) Welcome to Cakes While U Wait. We are known as the Ace of Cakes on Pewaukee Lake. All our cakes are baked fresh in our own ovens daily. Please tour our website for a sample of […]

  • Hand-crafted iron work: Milwaukee Blacksmith is a family-owned and operated business

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Milwaukee Blacksmith — which is a family-owned and operated business. About Milwaukee Blacksmith (Facebook page) Kent and I have been together for 25 years. As our eldest approaches 22 years old, we have just welcomed our 6th baby. Starting out young, we worked many jobs to support ourselves over the years. We have always made a point to find joy in what we do to earn a living, even in entry level […]

  • The Petite Chef School of Cookery is ‘dedicated to helping teach children and adults the joy of cooking’

    DOUSMAN — Brian Kramp spent the morning at The Petite Chef in Dousman to highlight their kids and adult cooking classes. About The Petite Chef (website) The Petite Chef School of Cookery is dedicated to helping teach children and adults the joy of cooking. We understand the importance of teaching kids to eat a variety of healthy foods by offering cooking classes, birthday parties and camps. We also promote adult events and corporate team building. All events are hands on where participants get […]

  • ‘I never meant to hurt anybody:’ How a bullet and diary turned into one local couple’s blessing

    MILWAUKEE — When you think of a homeless person, what comes to mind? Is it a dirty, smelly, down on their luck panhandler — or maybe a self-medicated, mentally-ill person praying for a break? Sadly, anyone can end up homeless. Thankfully, life on the street isn’t the end-all, be-all for every displaced person. Brian Kramp recently sat down with a local couple that was homeless, hungry, and on drugs but lived to write about what they call the shadows of […]

  • Free to all: Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

    BAYSIDE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center for National Get Outdoors Day. There will be guided hikes, where guests can observe aquatic life, and visitors can see and hold animals in the great hall. About National Get Outdoors Day (website) In conjunction with other area nature centers, we are participating in this nation-wide family event. During guided hikes, you’ll visit Teal Pond to observe aquatic life, Mystery Lake to look for frogs and turtles, and climb […]

  • Peel it, stick it, love it: Chasing Paper is ‘beautiful, well-designed removable wallpaper’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Chasing Paper headquarters in Walker’s Point. Chasing Paper is removable wallpaper that will stick to nearly any surface. Kramp spent the morning learning how it’s made and how it works. About Chasing Paper (website) Peel it, stick it, love it. Chasing Paper is beautiful, well-designed removable wallpaper that will stick to nearly any surface. Go ahead and get creative! We’ve got you covered. Chasing Paper was born in the hustling sparkle […]

  • Behind the scenes: The Lakeshore Chinooks are a ‘collegiate summer baseball team in Mequon’

    MEQUON — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Kapco Park with the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Lakeshore Chinooks are a collegiate summer baseball team in Mequon, Wisconsin and member of the Northwoods League. Kramp got a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting ready for a game on the field.

  • Pieper Porch Winery and Vineyard offers a ‘wide range of wine’

    WAUKESHA — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Pieper Porch Winery & Vineyard. They are a family owned and operated winery located on River Road n the Town of Mukwonago. About Pieper Porch & Vineyard (website) We are situated on 11 acres of open woods with the Vernon Marsh creating our southern lot line. We offer a wide range of wine like River Road Red or our tasty Lemon Wine which is great for the Wisconsin summer. We are open May through […]

  • Mequon Nature Preserve hosting ever-growing group of bee enthusiasts

    MEQUON — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Mequon Nature Preserve with the bee club. Since 2014, Mequon Nature Preserve has hosted an ever-growing group of bee enthusiasts. Monthly meetings are held at Mequon Nature Center Preserve, giving local bee keepers a chance to share their successes and concerns with one another. About Mequon Nature Preserve (website) Our mission is to be a guiding example of restoration by returning an urban/suburban area to pre-settlement conditions and establishing an environmental education conservancy and […]