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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.

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    See how Journey House is empowering families on Milwaukee’s near south side

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at a house that Journey House is renovating. Journey House empowers families on Milwaukee’s near south side to move out of poverty through adult education, youth development and workforce readiness. Journey House (website) Each year, Journey House expresses its gratitude and celebrates its accomplishments through an annual report.  We provide a transparent and concise overview of our revenue sources, participant demographics, and program offerings.  We hope this report provides you with the information […]

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    History and charm: Check out one of Milwaukee’s finest registered historical mansions

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Schuster Mansion — one of Milwaukee’s finest registered historical mansions. It’s a functioning bed and breakfast that also serves high tea. Click here for more information. 

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    FREE Admission: Enjoy live entertainment, family activities and more at the Harvest Fair

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning preview the Harvest Fair at State Fair Park. Harvest Fair is a free event with lots of live entertainment, fun-family activities and food galore. The fair runs today through Sunday. About the Harvest Fair (website) A Bounty of Fun for Everyone! Save the Date for Harvest Fair presented by Meijer, September 23-25, 2016. FREE Admission. The dates and times for Harvest Fair are: -Friday, Sept. 23: 5pm – 11pm -Saturday, Sept. 24: 9am […]

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    Learn all about MPS’ ProStart culinary arts program

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning highlighting MPS’ ProStart® culinary arts program. It’s a two-year culinary-focused program which aim to engage students in the culinary arts while providing them the tools they need to jump-start their careers in the growing food and hospitality industry. Culinary Arts training in MPS ProStart culinary arts program

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    Fall fun: Kramp picks apples and raspberries at the Old Homestead Orchard

    FRANKSVILLE — Brian spent the morning at the Old Homestead Orchard picking apples and raspberries and checking out the Blue Star Antique store. History of Old Homestead Orchard (website) Thomas Drought came to Wisconsin and settled on this very land in 1840. He bought the land from the United States Government through a land patent dated December 10, 1840. It was the last great chunk of state land open for sale. Thomas married Caroline in 1842 and along with their […]

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    The Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town again this weekend

    MILWAUKEE — Brian spent the morning previewing the 16th annual Milwaukee River Challenge. The event takes place on Saturday, September 17th and features nearly 1,000 collegiate, high school and club rowers competing on the Milwaukee River. In addition, this year, the event will feature men and women rowers from the Olympic team in Rio. About Milwaukee River Challenge (website) The 16th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town again this Saturday, September 17, 2016 with racing along the Menomonee and […]

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    Free admission: Greater Milwaukee Foundation brings back “Gifts to the Community”

    MILWAUKEE — The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s “Gifts to the Community” program returns in 2016 with a special day of free admission to four signature destinations on our region’s shoreline. On Saturday, October 15th, visit Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Milwaukee Art Museum and the Port Washington Historical Society’s Port Exploreum and 1860 Light Station for free. The Foundation’s Gifts to the Community are being presented this year in partnership with Fund for Lake Michigan. Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 Hours: […]

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    Doors Open Milwaukee is Historic Milwaukee’s most ambitious project

    MILWAUKEE — Kramp spent the morning previewing Doors Open Milwaukee at Scathain. About Doors Open Milwaukee  (website) Doors Open Milwaukee is Historic Milwaukee’s most ambitious project. As a nonprofit organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has been dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy since 1974. The sixth annual Doors Open Milwaukee event will open the doors to over 150 wonderful buildings free-of-charge to the public –buildings that hold […]

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    BloodCenter of Wisconsin holds special donor event to honor victims of 9/11

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    Kith & Kin is a family-focused play space in the heart of Milwaukee’s east side

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Kith & Kin — a family-focused play space in the heart of Milwaukee’s east side. Kith & Kin is a place where parents and caregivers can hang out, drink coffee, tea or have a bite to eat while encouraging children to embrace their imagination, explore and foster friendly new relationships in a safe and welcoming environment.

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    A store for strange stuff: Kramp checks out American Science & Surplus

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at American Science & Surplus. It’s a store with items ranging from robot parts to garden supplies to art and crafts. American Science & Surplus offers science kits, educational toys, school supplies, arts and crafts items, hobby tools, scales, lab glass, house wares, electronics and more.

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    Enjoy German dancers, musicians, food and beer, but where?

    GLENDALE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale previewing Oktoberfest with German dancers, musicians, food and beer. About Bavarian Bierhaus (website) The Bavarian Bierhaus resides on a landmark Milwaukee property developed by the United Bavarian Societies, later renamed the United German Societies (UGS). UGS were comprised of the following five Milwaukee German social, dance, and athletic clubs: B.G.T.V. D’lusting’n Wendlstoana, Sueddeutscher Volkstrachten Erhaltungs Verein D’oberlandler, Bayerischer Vergnungungs Club, Gesangverein Bavaria, and Bavarian Soccer Club. In 1934, UGS […]