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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.

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    Craving an art-filled weekend brimming with the most luscious summer fruit?

    CEDARBURG — Brian Kramp spent the morning in Historic Cedarburg to preview the 31st annual Strawberry Festival. About Strawberry Festival (website) Come celebrate Cedarburg’s 31st Annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored byBMO Harris Bank, June 25 & 26, 2016. This free, family-oriented festival is a favorite of many, drawing up to 100,000 people annually to toast the bold and delicious fruit in all its forms, and enjoy some of the most decadent homegrown strawberries in the area. Strawberry Festival’s many food vendors […]

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    Like rummage sales? This has been called one of the best in metro Milwaukee

    WAUWATOSA — Brian spent the morning at the 47th annual St. Joseph Rummage Sale in Wauwatosa. They have everything from toys to clothes, household items, and furniture and electronics. This rummage sale has been called one of the best in metro Milwaukee. About St. Joseph Rummage Sale (website) Each school room is designated for specific items, such as children’s clothes, women’s clothes, men’s clothes, toys, household items, furniture, electronics, etc. Hundreds of St. Joseph families and other peoople donate items […]

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    This summer, connect to downtown Milwaukee’s festivals, museums, shops and events

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning riding the Milwaukee Trolley. The trolley runs all summer and has 30 stops that drop passengers off at Milwaukee’s biggest attractions. The best part is tickets are only $1. Milwaukee Trolley Loop (website) This summer, connect to downtown Milwaukee’s festivals, museums, shops and events with the Milwaukee Trolley Loop. The 30-stop route links passengers to all the major attractions, and, best of all, rides are only $1 per trip. So whether you’re an […]

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    Kramp hangs at the Milw.Co. Historical Society to check out the BoDeans Day Celebration

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Milwaukee County Historical Society to take a look at the BoDeans Day Celebration. Watch as Kramp checks out the new exhibition celebrating 30 years of the BoDeans. About Milwaukee County Historical Society (website) The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve […]

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    Soul Fire Art Studio: This kiln-fired art studio will help nourish your creative spark

    DELAFIELD —  Brian spent the morning at Soul Fire Art Studio in Delafield. They are kiln-fired art studio that will help nourish your creative spark. Soul Fire Art Studio (website) Soul Fire Art Studio, Ltd is a walk-in art studio offering glass fusing, paint-your-own pottery, sterling silver clay pendant making, clay sculpting, glass and canvas painting. We are open for walk-ins every day. Nurturing your creative spark in a relaxed, fun atmosphere is our mission. We have wine and beer, soda, water, […]

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    Like a bargain? Shop and sell used home decor and accessories, but where?

    WEST ALLIS — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Home Recycled Consignment Sale in West Allis. They buy and sell used home decor and accessories. Home Recycled is located on 83rd Street in West Allis. About Home Recycled (website) Home Recycled is a place where you can SELL your home accessories that no longer meet your needs and you can SHOP for unique pieces that reflect your current style.  Why continue to live with items that no longer work […]

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    The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse is now open, take a look inside

    OCONOMOWOC —  Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. It is a 8,100 square foot home on Oconomowoc Lake. The home is open for a showcase until June 19th. All money raised will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin to fund research for breast and prostate cancer. Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (website)  WBCS is proud to be a Milwaukee-based all-volunteer organization focused on funding early stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the […]

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    Brian Kramp checks out the Bead & Button Show at the Wisconsin Center

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Bead & Button Show at the Wisconsin Center. There is a bead and jewelry marketplace Friday through Sunday, where you can buy beads and tools for making jewelry and also completed pieces. What’s the schedule for Bead&Button Show 2016? (website) Classes including Preludes, Master Classes, Moonlight Sonatas. General Workshops, Camps, and Encores take place throughout the duration of the Bead&Button Show June 3 – June 13, 2016. See the Classes Tab for more […]

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    It’s a three-course meal deal! Kramp previews Downtown Dining Week

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a three-course meal deal! Brian Kramp spent the morning previewing Downtown Dining Week. The 11th annual Downtown Dining Week will feature a mix of 45 new and familiar restaurants with three-course options at $12.50 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner, June 2 – 9. New this year, diners will have the opportunity to help feed a local child through a new partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Menu options at participating restaurants can be previewed […]

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    All about safety: Brian previews Bayshore Town Center’s “Safety Day”

    GLENDALE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Bayshore Town Center to get a preview of Safety Day, which will take place Saturday, June 3rd. Kids can learn about safety while getting up close with firefighters. WHEN: June 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Town Square and Centerpark Way COST: Free Join us for safety demonstrations and displays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Town Square! Events include Fire Explorer Combat Challenge and safety displays.

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    Bunzel’s Meat Market has a new location — take a look inside!

    MILWAUKEE — Brian spent the morning at Bunzel’s Meat Market to check out their brand new location. He spent the morning behind the deli making some sausage, checking out the new bakery and meat department. About Bunzel’s Meat Market (website)  Bunzel’s is a family-owned and operated old-fashioned Milwaukee meat market – four generations strong. Our goal is to deliver quality in everything we do — from our expansive array of meats, homemade specialty sausages and award-winning beef jerky to our extensive catering options […]

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    “Extraordinary theater experiences:” Check out First Stage’s summer camps for kids

    MILWAUKEE — Brian spent the morning at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center with First Stage to check out their summer camps for kids. First Stage is a youth theater company and is the second largest theater company in Milwaukee. About First Stage (website) Founded in 1987, First Stage is one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee. Our Mission First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater […]

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