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
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    BURLINGTON  — It’s apple harvest season in Wisconsin! Brian Kramp spent the morning in Burlington at Brightonwoods Orchard where they grow more than 150 different kinds of apple. About Brightonwoods Orchard (website) Brightonwoods Orchard is a family run orchard featuring over 150 apple varieties, seeded and seedless grapes, quince and pears. We are located in Southeastern Wisconsin on one of Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads between Milwaukee and Chicago. There is no admission fee and we have something for everyone to enjoy. […]

  • Brightonwoods Orchard ‘is a family run orchard featuring over 150 apple varieties’

    BURLINGTON  — It’s apple harvest season in Wisconsin! Brian Kramp spent the morning in Burlington at Brightonwoods Orchard where they grow more than 150 different kinds of apple. About Brightonwoods Orchard (website) Brightonwoods Orchard is a family run orchard featuring over 150 apple varieties, seeded and seedless grapes, quince and pears. We are located in Southeastern Wisconsin on one of Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads between Milwaukee and Chicago. There is no admission fee and we have something for everyone to enjoy. […]

  • Goodwill Industries began in Boston at the turn of the 19th century

    STURTEVANT — This year marks the 100th anniversary celebration and the rich history of Goodwill Industries has in the community. Brian Kramp spent the morning in Sturtevant at one of only two Goodwill Outlets in the state. About Goodwill (website) Goodwill Industries began in Boston at the turn of the 19th century as an idea by the Rev. Edgar J. Helms. The idea was simple, fight poverty not with charity, but with trade skills—and provide a chance for the poor […]

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  • Maker Faire is a venue for ‘makers’ to show hobbies, experiments, projects

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  • ’40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays:’ China Lights to shine bright at Boerner Botanical Gardens

    HALES CORNERS — Boerner Botanical Gardens will glow with China Lights from Sept. 13 through Oct. 20. The show, “China Lights: The Treasures of China,” features 40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays that will illuminate the nine-acre Boerner Botanical Gardens.  The festival also celebrates Asian folk-culture with professional entertainment, a marketplace, and a variety of food and beverage selections. The event runs Tuesdays through Sundays, from 5:30 p.m. –10 p.m. Admission rates Child or Senior, age 5-17 or 60+, $12 Adult, […]

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    HALES CORNERS — Boerner Botanical Gardens will glow with China Lights from Sept. 13 through Oct. 20. Brian Kramp spent the morning getting a preview. The show, “China Lights: The Treasures of China,” features 40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays that will illuminate the nine-acre Boerner Botanical Gardens.  The festival also celebrates Asian folk-culture with professional entertainment, a marketplace, and a variety of food and beverage selections. The event runs Tuesdays through Sundays, from 5:30 p.m. –10 p.m. Admission rates Child […]

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  • Public safety: Behind the scenes look at how first responders, law enforcement train

    APPLETON — Have you ever wondered what type of training goes into working in law enforcement, fire rescue or emergency medical services? Brian Kramp spent the morning at Fox Valley Technical College showing us what needs to be done to prepare for a career in public safety. About Fox Valley Technical College (website) Fox Valley Technical College has earned a strong reputation as the place to prepare for a career in public safety.The college is also a national leader for continuing education […]

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