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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Fall fun! Basse’s Taste of Country offers family fun and educational activities all season long

    COLGATE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Basse’s Taste of Country in Colgate — where he found out about all the fun fall activities they have to offer. About Basse’s Taste of Country (website) Family owned and operated, Basse’s Taste of Country has roots in Muskego, Wisconsin where owners Becky and Roger Basse ran a similar business for five years. After working there for another seven years, the Basse’s decided to branch out to Colgate, Wisconsin and started the […]

  • Cranky Al’s cheers on Brewers with blue and gold baked treats

    WAUWATOSA — There’s no shortage of support for the Milwaukee Brewers during this pennant run, especially when it comes to food. Cranky Al’s, located in Wauwatosa, is backing the Crew with some sweet treats. “That’s the only time you’re getting a Dodgers doughnut is out of the trash,” said Joey Carioti, managing partner at Cranky Al’s. Frosting, sprinkles and maybe an occasional logo on a long john; At Cranky Al’s, it’s all about the blue and yellow. “Any way that […]

  • ‘Come for the doughnuts… stay for the pizza’ at Cranky’s in Wauwatosa

    WAUWATOSA — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Cranky’s on North Avenue in Wauwatosa. Cranky Al’s is just about the only place in the world where doughnuts and pizza live together in harmony. About Cranky Al’s (website) In 2006, Susie and Al set up shop here in East Tosa as a homegrown coffee and doughnut shop. After fine-tuning their morning offering (and winning accolades for their cruellers, Hoytie Toyties, and sprinkly dinklies), they followed the natural progression of things, and expanded […]

  • George Webb giving away free burgers after Brewers win 12 games in a row

    WAUWATOSA — Because the Milwaukee Brewers won 12 games in a row at the end of the season and the beginning of the playoffs, George Webb officials are prepared to give away free hamburgers on Thursday, Oct. 18! The free burgers* will be given away from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m at all George Webbs. During that time, hungry fans can visit any one of the 26 locations to claim their piece of baseball history. *Limit 1 per person, dine in or carry […]

  • Let’s Brunch MKE lets you sample delicious brunch favorites from some of Milwaukee’s hottest locations

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Stela Van Buren with a preview of Let’s Brunch MKE. Let’s Brunch MKE lets you sample delicious brunch favorites from some of Milwaukee’s hottest brunch locations. All tickets include samples from the top Milwaukee Brunch spots.

  • Founded in 1971, the Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm is truly a ‘homegrown family operation’

    KENOSHA — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm in Kenosha. Jerry Smith was started in 1971 as a produce stand but has grown over the years. Each fall, they have a painted pumpkin display, along with a corn maze, hayrides, and other activities. About Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm (website) Founded in 1971, the Smith Pumpkin Farm is truly a “homegrown family operation!” Still owned and operated by the Smith Family. Open mid June through October with […]

  • 65K+ costumes to choose from: Find the perfect Halloween costume at Miller & Campbell Costume Service

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp is at Miller & Campbell Costume Service in Milwaukee Monday, Oct. 15. They have more than 65,000 costumes in store ready to buy for Halloween, costume parties and more. They also carry a wide selection of stage makeup and make custom garments. Full costumes usually range in price between $65 and $90, though individual pieces can often be rented for less. The fees cover a standard three-day rental. About Miller & Campbell (website) Dave Miller started the Dave […]

  • ‘Rooting for the Brewers:’ AJ Bombers brings some culinary fun to the playoffs

    MILWAUKEE — Brewers fans prepped for Game 1 of the NLCS in some fun and interesting ways — from wearing blue and gold to eating blue and gold food. One local burger joint even changed its name in solidarity with the Crew’s playoff run. At AJ Bombers, customers have always been able to enjoy peanuts. Now, they can have some Cracker Jacks too. In fact, the team at AJ Bombers has such a bad case of Brewers fever that they […]

  • AJ Bombers celebrates Brewers playoff series by turning into Bernie’s Bombers

    WAUWATOSA — AJ Bombers brings the Miller Park experience into its restaurants. Since AJ Bombers is inside the stadium all year long supporting the Brewers and feeding Brewers fans, they’ve decided to bring that stadium experience into the restaurants to celebrate this playoff series. Beginning Friday, Oct. 12 through the end of the series, AJ Bombers is turning into Bernie’s Bombers in solidarity with the crew.

  • Celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day, Alphonso’s The Original is serving it up

    WEST ALLIS — Brian Kramp is at Alphonso’s The Original for national sausage pizza day. Alphonso’s offers several pizza crust options: cracker crust, New York style, super bee (honey crust), herbie (herb crust), Evel Knievel (ghost pepper crust – yes, ghost pepper), or you can order a stuffed pizza.    

  • The King of Paint does ‘pinstriping and hand painted lettering right’

    ST. FRANCIS — Brian Kramp spent the morning at The King of Paint in St. Francis. About The King of Paint (website) We are –TRADITIONAL HAND PAINTED SIGN MAKERS– we capitalize that because it is the difference between what we do and what you get from the ‘other guys’. We do Pinstriping and Hand Painted Lettering Right! We use traditional materials (One Shot enamel paint and real gold leafing) with traditional tools (brushes not computers) mixed with our years of […]

  • Cheer on the mighty salmon jumping up the Kletzsch Park Falls

    GLENDALE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Kletzsch Park with Milwaukee Riverkeeper previewing Milwaukee’s Fishy Secret: River Walk and Talk event on October 9. About Milwaukee’s Fishy Secret: A River Walk & Talk (website) Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper as we cheer on the mighty salmon jumping up the Kletzsch Park Falls! Thought salmon migrations were limited to the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest? Think again! Since the 1960’s, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has been stocking Lake Michigan with several […]