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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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    America’s oldest pen shop can be found in… Milwaukee!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There are times when you come across a store that you’ve never been in — and may have never even heard of. Shops like that sometimes have the best stories and most intriguing items for sale. Daly’s Pen Shop in Milwaukee is one of those shops — and it happens to be the oldest pen shop in America. Brian Kramp takes you there.

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    Flux Design gives Hom restaurant at Bayshore Town Center a unique look

    GLENDALE (WITI) — There’s a new restaurant opening at Bayshore Town Center. It’s the second Hom restaurant — and the design on the inside was the work of the creative artists at Flux Design. Brian Kramp takes you behind the scenes to see how it all came to be.


    WGN America goes “nuclear” with MANH(A)TTAN: Learn the back story of the atom bomb’s creation

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — WGN America is going nuclear! The scientists behind the creation of the atomic bomb will get to work on Sunday, July 27th — when “Manhattan” premieres on WGN America! Manhattan, named for the real-world Manhattan Project of World War II, follows the brilliant scientists who gathered in remote Los Alamos, New Mexico in a race to develop the atomic bomb before the enemy, with the world’s fate thought to be hanging in the balance. “You think nuclear […]

  • Learning the ins and outs of an age-old sport, polo

    HARTLAND (WITI) — Brian Kramp had the opportunity to hang out in Hartland on Tuesday, July 22nd. On his to-do list — learning all about polo with the Milwaukee Polo Club.  

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    Cool day on a hot summer day with a… popsicle from Pete!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — What better way to cool down on a hot summer day than to eat a popsicle! Brian Kramp joined a guy by the name of Pete — who is refreshing all kinds of people in downtown Milwaukee. CLICK HERE if you’d like to follow Pete’s Pops on Twitter.

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    Fresh from the market, Bel Air Cantina whips up something tasty

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A restaurant that knows the importance of fresh ingredients is gracing Studio A on Friday, July 18th. Check out what Brian Kramp learned about Bel Air Cantina and some of its menu items. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Westown Farmers’ Market. Recipe: 3 pieces of Tilapia filet marinated for 30 to 45 min with 2 limes and 2 garlic cloves 2 oz of vegetable oil. 3 tortilla shells DIRECTIONS: place the sauté pan on a […]

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    Need a treat? Check the flavor forecast at Kopp’s Frozen Custard

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — As much as we need to know what the weather forecast is every day, some of you may check on a different kind of forecast — the flavor forecast at Kopp’s Frozen Custard. Brian Kramp shows you how this Milwaukee institution chooses its special flavors.

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    Miller Park transformed, excitement builds for soccer!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The only sport to grace the turf at Milwaukee’s Miller Park is baseball — until now. Soccer is king on Wednesday, July 16th — and that’s exactly where we found Brian Kramp.

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    Creating a menu from the freshest farmer’s market items

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Any farmer’s market equals fresh food — and it’s that fresh food that continually brings some of the best chefs in town for items they’ll then cook in their own restaurants. Brian Kramp went with Nick Burki of Milwaukee’s Coquette Cafe to see what they could create from items at the West Allis Farmer’s Market. Coquette Café’s West Allis Farmers Market Salad Roasted Beets 1 bunch of Beets 1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar […]

  • Behind the scenes at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, learning the dealers’ game

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Brian Kramp goes behind the scenes at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino to see how the dealers are trained before hitting the actual casino floor. This is worth a look.

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    What the heck is a “Creuben?” Brian Kramp’s creation on the menu at Mulligans!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — With all the restaurants that Brian Kramp goes to — it was only a matter of time before one of his recipe ideas got on a menu! Well, it’s happened! Brian Francis from Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill in Franklin appeared on Studio A to show off Brian Kramp’s “Creuben.” CLICK HERE to learn more about Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill.

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    Young Milwaukee photographer creates art in his own city

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Sometimes finding a good photographer can be difficult. But when Brian Kramp saw the work of one young Milwaukee man, he immediately started to follow his art online. CLICK HERE to view some of Vallen Gillett’s work — or feel free to visit his website by CLICKING HERE.