Brian Kramp

Roving reporter

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

  • Now that spring’s almost here, what to do with your yard

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 04:46pm, April 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It may not feel like spring is here, but it is. Since you’re going to need to...
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  • Joseph Huber: “Multi-instrumentalist” and reclaimed wood worker performs on Studio A

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, April 21, 2014, by and

    Joseph Huber has been a touring musician for seven years – traveling to places like Nashville and even the Netherlands —...
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  • Hot dog! Award-winning Chicago-style dogs in Milwaukee

    Posted on: 4:23 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 04:46pm, April 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There’s one hot dog franchise in town that opened in 2005 — and has won the award...
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    The Dogg Haus
  • Fish fry: Where across the pond is just across the street

    Posted on: 4:34 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 04:53pm, April 17, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s the last week of Lent — and time for our final Friday Fish Fry feature! Now,...
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  • Sample African and Jamaican fare in Milwaukee

    Posted on: 4:46 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:16pm, April 16, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — She’s the woman behind Afro-Fusion Cuisine in Milwaukee — and she’s serious about her spices and sauces....
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  • European Homemade Sausage Shop offers tasty fare

    Posted on: 4:15 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 05:06pm, April 11, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – 40 years ago Frank Jakubczak created an old world European experience in a Milwaukee building built in 1905 with...
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  • Sample a fish fry “on the go” from Milwaukee’s Packing House

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:25pm, April 10, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — For a busy family, getting everyone ready to head out for a Friday night fish fry can...
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    The Packing House
  • The secret behind a one-of-a-kind Friday fish fry

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 04:52pm, April 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — With no shortage of fish fries in Milwaukee, sometimes we forget about how these great restaurants get...
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  • Tailgating at Miller Park without anything — is it possible?

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 04:50pm, March 31, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you tailgate at Miller Park, you must bring all of the essentials — burgers, brats, buns...
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  • After a long winter, Milwaukee Scoopers to the rescue

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 04:40pm, March 28, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — After a long winter with piles of snow, dog owners might be surprised to see what’s showing...
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  • Drive to Hubertus is worth effort for Sloppy Joe’s fish fry

    Posted on: 4:25 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 04:51pm, March 27, 2014

    HUBERTUS (WITI) — We all know there’s no shortage of good fish fry’s in southeast Wisconsin. But sometimes you have...
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  • Rocking out with the young musicians at First Sound Check

    Posted on: 4:36 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 04:57pm, March 24, 2014

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — Some lucky kids in West Allis are doing something many will never had a chance to...
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