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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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    Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Jefferson: Making mouths water for years

    JEFFERSON — There is no shortage of thick, juicy grilled or friend hamburgers in an around Milwaukee. But if you want a tasty burger and an experience like no other, you’ll need to head west to Jefferson. Brian Kramp takes you to Wedl’s Hamburger Stand, a mom and pop hamburger stand that’s been making mouths water longer than any other burger joint in the area.  

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    Ready to do some grilling? Check out Kettle Range Meat Company

    WAUWATOSA — As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer grilling season, Brian Kramp thought it would be a good idea to stop by Kettle Range Meat Company in Wauwatosa to see what they have to offer. About Kettle Range Meat Company (from website) The real heroes of the Kettle Range team our the independent Midwestern family farmers and producers who raise our animals according to the highest standards and time-honored traditions, often despite the many obstacles standing in their way. While […]

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    The Waxwing features lots of creative works from local artisans

    MILWAUKEE — Looking for a very special gift for that special someone? You may want to swing into The Waxwing. Brian Kramp shows you the place features the works of local artisans. About The Waxwing (from website) The Waxwing is an artist consignment shop and its main goal is to host the work of local area artists and help introduce them to the community. The Waxwing is owned and operated by local artist, Steph Davies. Davies is a graduate of […]

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    Prairieville Desperados: Meet the newest Cowboy Fast Draw club in southeast Wisconsin

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — It is the newest Cowboy Fast Draw club in southeast Wisconsin. Brian Kramp went to Waukesha to visit with the Prairieville Desperados.

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    Amilinda: Sample cuisine inspired by flavors from Spain and Portugal

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent his Monday afternoon on May 23rd by checking out the tasty offerings at Amilinda. The restaurant’s menu is inspired by the flavors of Spain & Portugal using primarily locally sourced ingredients.

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    It’s Ladies Night Out at Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek Winery, you in?

    CEDARBURG — It’s Ladies Night Out at Cedarburg’s historic Cedar Creek Winery. Brian Kramp went to the winery on Thursday, May 19th to check it out. About Cedar Creek Winery (from website) Cedar Creek Winery is a family-run winery crafting an array of award-winning wines, we are located in the historic Cedar Creek Settlement situated in downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Our winery offers a unique experience with tastings and tours daily. Our location, both the town and building, has a rich […]

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    Ready to enjoy a cold one? Check out The Landing at Hoyt Park

    WAUWATOSA — Wednesday, May 18th was the opening day of the beer garden at The Landing at Hoyt Park. Brian Kramp visited for a preview.

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    Can you take the heat? Meet Scott Commings, season 12 winner of “Hell’s Kitchen”

    SHOREWOOD — Can you take the heat? Brian Kramp ventured to Metro Market Shorewood on Tuesday, May 17th for a cooking demonstration with Scott Commings, season 12 winner of “Hell’s Kitchen.” CLICK HERE to learn more about the Tuesday event at Metro Market Shorewood.

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    Looking for a fusion of gourmet Indian cuisine? Check out Durbar Restaurant & Lounge

    MILWAUKEE — Durbar Restaurant & Lounge is the newest restaurant to take over space in Milwaukee’s Park East Hotel.  Brian Kramp visited Durbar on Monday afternoon, May 16th. About Durbar Restaurant & Lounge (from website) Durbar Restaurant and Lounge located in Downtown Milwaukee on the Upper East Side next to the world-famous Milwaukee Art Museum. Durbar offers a vast menu covering a wide variety of palettes all wrapped up in an elegant fine dining atmosphere. Our unique Bubble bar is […]

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    Brian Kramp spends time in the kitchen to learn about Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent a little time in the kitchen with TrueMan McGee from Funky Fresh Spring Rolls. CLICK HERE to “Like” Funky Fresh Spring Rolls on Facebook. About Funky Fresh Spring Rolls (from website) Funky Fresh Spring Rolls are unique flavored, hand rolled spring rolls made with fresh and local ingredients. When sold hot they are grilled NEVER deep fried to give you a healthier option to a traditionally “greasy” favorite. We sell our Funky Fresh goodness at […]

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    Ivana’s Trunk in Thiensville celebrates grand re-opening this weekend

    THIENSVILLE — There’s a grand re-opening set for this weekend for Ivana’s Trunk in Thiensville. Brian Kramp visited the women’s consignment store to see what all the excitement is about. About Ivana’s Trunk (from website) Vicky Gerard founded Ivana’s Trunk in 2003 with the hope of turning her passion for connecting people to elegant objects and their rich history into a career. In 2005, Ms. Gerard’s vision grew beyond her small storefront in South Milwaukee, and she expanded her business […]

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    Karaoke is an activity that can bring generations closer together

    MILWAUKEE — Karaoke isn’t just for those that want to act like a rock star after they build up enough “liquid courage” to sing at a local bar. It can have a bigger impact on those that participate, watch and listen. Brian Kramp shows you from St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, it’s an activity that can also bring generations closer together.


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