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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. In fact, my nickname at one point was Kramp Master in honor of their song Master Of Puppets. 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 currently listen to my Kramp Cast podcast at Onmilwaukee.com and on iTunes.

I’ve always been committed to entertaining Milwaukee while promoting its music, sports, 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, a supportive family, great friends, passionate viewers and a loyal listenership.

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

Recent Articles
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    Celebrate the holidays by sampling goodies from Milwaukee bakeries

    MILWAUKEE — Here’s a sweet treat to tempt you this holiday season. Brian Kramp gives you a closer look at the Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour. It’s your opportunity to sample delicious holiday cookies from a collection of our favorite bakeries in Milwaukee! The 3-hour bus tour departs from downtown Milwaukee and feature stops at bakeries throughout the area while enjoying stories of ethnic holiday traditions en route. Guests on this unique tour will be treated to signature cookies, candies and pastries at each stop. IMPORTANT NOTATIONS: […]

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    Mad Science Creamery: Ice cream from scratch in Sussex

    SUSSEX — The people at Mad Science Creamery serve their ice cream from scratch. The not-so-secret ingredient is… nitrogen. Why is that so cool? Brian Kramp went to visit the Sussex store and get answers. About Mad Science Creamery All of us have eaten ice cream that was left in a freezer and had that lack luster flavor due to a layer of frost or ice? Most ice cream shops leave their ice cream out for days, weeks or months. […]

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    Thanksgiving dinner made easy, thanks to a little help from Sendik’s

    MEQUON — You don’t have to work for hours on end in the kitchen to provide a Thanksgiving feast for your family. You could rely services like those offered at Sendik’s in Mequon. That’s where Brian Kramp spent the afternoon on Tuesday, November 24th — where they are preparing pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals, dishes and desserts. What does “sendik” mean? The name Sendik’s is derived from a simple misunderstanding. As new immigrants to America, the family needed to acquire many household […]

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    Inspirational: 76-year-old Marty Jannsen brings positive attitude to double amputation

    MILWAUKEE — There are certain facts of life that are inevitable. But for one local man, the inevitable was removing not one, but two of his limbs. When most elderly are settling into retirement, Brian Kramp shows you one 76-year-old man was busy accomplishing a new challenge — learning how to walk again.

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    Osgood’s at Mayfair Collection: Fresh take on an old classic, the hot dog stand

    WAUWATOSA — It’s a fresh take on an old classic, the hot dog stand. Brian Kramp visits Osgood’s, located at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa. About Osgood’s Osgood’s features a double drive-through serving food that is quick with a focus on quality ingredients. Guests can dine inside in a sprawling space with dark wood floors, textured raw wood walls, high ceilings, and natural lighting. Open daily 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. For take out or catering info: 414-988-6044

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    One of the best frozen custards in southeast Wisconsin can be found at… Leon’s

    MILWAUKEE — Frozen custard was first commercialized nearly 100 years ago on Coney Island. But these days, Milwaukee is considered the “unofficial” frozen custard capital of the world. For one local family, frozen custard is what they’ve always done best. Brian Kramp visits Leon’s Frozen Custard on Milwaukee’s south side. About Leon’s Frozen Custard Leon’s Frozen Custard opened for business on May 1, 1942. The original 40’s design is seen in the picture below. The building was later remodeled in the early 50’s to as it […]

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    In the market for furniture? Don’t buy without stopping by BC Modern Furnishings

    MILWAUKEE — We’re talking mid-century, modern, vintage furnishings, and home décor. Brian Kramp was able to find all of that at BC Modern Furnishings in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

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    Holiday entertaining made a bit easier with help from Boelter Superstore

    MILWAUKEE — Holiday entertaining can be made a little bit easier with some help from Boelter Superstore in Milwaukee. That’s where Brian Kramp found himself on Wednesday, November 18th. About Boelter Superstore Looking for restaurant quality products? The Boelter SuperStore has over 10,000 professional grade cooking products designed for restaurants and chefs.  With everything you need from the perfect place setting to the proper pot or pan, the Boelter SuperStore is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for the food lover in all […]

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    Satisfy your sweet tooth with some treats from Indulgence Chocolatiers

    MILWAUKEE — Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then you should find a way to get your hands on product from Indulgence Chocolatiers. CLICK HERE to find a list of locations where you’ll find Indulgence Chocolatiers. About Indulgence Chocolatiers Founded in 2007 by owner and chocolatier, Julie Waterman, Indulgence Chocolatiers meticulously handcrafts all of its confections in its Milwaukee, Wisconsin kitchen. Working with the finest chocolate from around the world and other locally sourced ingredients, our talented chocolatiers create confections […]

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    Opening soon: Enjoy the Stevens Point brewery experience at “Point Burger Bar”

    MILWAUKEE — Coming soon to the northwest side of Milwaukee — Point Burger Bar. What makes it different than other burger shops around southeast Wisconsin? Brian Kramp popped in to get the answer.

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    Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn: One owner, one location, 100 years in business

    WHITEFISH BAY — Anniversaries are special times. But when a restaurant reaches the century mark, that’s a rarity. Brian Kramp visits Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn, which has survived the last 100 years with one family, one location and a specialty that’s always served fresh. About Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn, one of the area’s oldest restaurants, is celebrating 100 years at the same location and under the ownership of the same family. The restaurant has a […]

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    Sneak peek at what to expect at Harvest Gathering 2015

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp made his way to Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood on Thursday, November 12th — and stopped by Lazy Susan for a preview of Harvest Gathering 2015. About Harvest Gathering Harvest Gathering is an unique culinary gala where you have the opportunity to hands-on learn how to create the exquisite cuisine that is being cooked and served table-side right before your eyes from Wisconsin’s finest chefs.  In addition to other festivities of the night such as Live Auction […]


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