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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
  • ‘Some of the most exquisite automobiles:’ Bennett Coachworks builds, restores cars and hot rods

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Bennett Coachworks in Milwaukee. Bennett Coachworks builds and restores cars and hot rods. Owner Bob Bennett has been building and restoring car for more than 30 years. About Bennett Coachworks (website) The story of Bennett Coachworks is the story of Bob Bennett’s life-long fascination with magnificent machines and dedication to impeccable craftsmanship. In 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bob was born to a family comprised of mechanics, machinists, and serious racing fans. It […]

  • Makes Cents Variety Store specializes in video gaming and pop culture collectibles

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Makes Cents Variety Store. They are a vintage pop culture/video game shop in Milwaukee. It’s a family-owned and run by local gamers. They buy, sell, and trade. About Makes Cents Variety Store (website) We are a family owned local business who live, breath, and sleep GAMING! After many years of chasing deals all over the country earning our stripes at flea markets and legendary yard sales we are proud to now have gone […]

  • MEARS Museum: Make money off your memorabilia, but how?

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services (MEARS) in South Milwaukee. MEARS online auctions specializes in pop culture, and historical memorabilia and collectibles. There is an open house at MEARS Museum on Monday night, Feb. 119 — where you can get any memorabilia you might have appraised for free. About MEARS (website) Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services (MEARS) was founded in order to assist collectors in making informed purchase decisions.  In doing so, […]

  • Office Olympics at Hanson Dodge Creative Agency

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Hanson Dodge — where they are holding their annual Office Olympics. Hanson Dodge Creative Agency is holding its own Office Olympics daily during the 2018 Winter Games. Contest include the biathlon, which is skiing and shooting, using a nerf-ball gun and cardboard skis to navigate the office’s hardwood floors, the bobsled, using office chairs, and more. There’s even an awards ceremony during which the winner’s favorite “anthem” is played. About Hanson Dodge (website) […]

  • The NARI Home Improvement show features more than 250 exhibitors

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at State Fair Park for the NARI Home Improvement show. The show features more than 250 exhibitors, with stages and interactive zones filling the entire Expo Center. The show runs today through Sunday. About the NARI Home Improvement Show (website) The Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council was chartered on July 12, 1961, as the Home Improvement Council of Greater Milwaukee, a chapter of the National Home Improvement Council. The NHIC, founded in 1956, was an organization […]

  • The secret’s out! The fish fry that’s not only tasty, but all you can eat for one flat fee

    If you plan on dining out during Lent, there’s one item that’s almost guaranteed to be on the most restaurant’s menus — the Friday fish fry. And for the past 40 years — a quaint corner bar in West Allis has been a hidden gen for one of the best fish frys in town. But locals probably won’t tell you about ti because they want it all to themselves. Unfortunately, the secret is out as Brian Kramp introduces you to […]

  • J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy has ‘martial arts programs for students of all ages’

    BROOKFIELD — Brian Kramp spent the morning at J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy — where the practice of martial arts means respecting each other, encouraging and supporting each other and celebrating each other’s successes. About J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy (website) These values are especially important in working with children and families — the primary focus of our martial arts school in Milwaukee WI. We have martial arts programs for students of all ages. For children, our emphasis is on character development and physical fitness. With […]

  • Pączki surprise! The Polish Center of Wisconsin delivers sweet treats

    MILWAUKEE — To help celebrate Fat Tuesday, Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Polish Center of Wisconsin. He traveled with them — to help drop off pączki to local retirement homes. About the Polish Center of Wisconsin (website) The Polish Center of Wisconsin is located in a picturesque park-like setting. The facility is a Polish cultural treasure where people can come to share in tradition, culture, food and fun. The ornate and picturesque landscape provide a natural breathtaking and perfect […]

  • Phobruary highlights 3 restaurants in the Silver City Neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Silver City District previewing Phobruary. Phobruary highlights three restaurants in the Silver City Neighborhood – a renowned International dining destination. This year, Bamboo Restaurant, Thai Bar-B-Que, and Vientiane Noodle Shop (all supplied by the Asian International Market) will participate by offering Pho at a special price of $5 per bowl; Monday through Friday, dine-in only.* About Phobruary (Facebook page) So, what is Pho? It’s a soup native to Vietnam, common in Laos and Thailand, which […]

  • It’s National Pizza Day: Check out 2 different pizzerias in downtown Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — It’s National Pizza Day — and Brian Kramp is at two different pizzerias in downtown Milwaukee: Calderone Club and San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana. Both restaurants are located right next door to one another on Old World Third Street. About Calderone Club (website) Join us for an unforgettable dining experience at our casual, yet refined, downtown location! Our hand-crafted entrees, made from scratch pastas, and award-winning Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas are sure to please and our extensive wine and beverage menu can satisfy […]

  • “Safety on the ice:” Free Ice-Fishing Clinics for Kids at 6 Park Lagoons, Feb. 10

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee previewing this weekend’s Milwaukee County Park’s Ice Fishing Clinic for Kids. Members of local fishing clubs will teach children the basics of ice-fishing at the 27th Annual Ice-Fishing Clinics for Kids, Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., at six Milwaukee County Parks lagoons. Free Ice-Fishing Clinics for Kids at 6 Park Lagoons, Feb. 10 (website) Children age 15 and under are invited to hands-on clinics featuring safety on the […]

  • Kilwins provides ‘high-quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections’

    GLENDALE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Kilwins in Bayshore to get ideas for Valentine’s Day. Kilwin’s sells chocolate, fudge, ice cream, caramel apples, caramel corn, chocolate dipped strawberries, and more. You can even get gift baskets personalized for you special someone. About Kilwins (website) Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. Our heritage was built on the simple premise of […]