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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
  • The historic 1848 Jonathan Clark House Museum is presenting ‘Heritage Days’

    MEQUON — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Jonathan Clark House for Heritage Days. Put away electronics and experience life in Mequon-Thiensville as it was in the 1850s. Guests can step back in time and learn more about early settler life. The event features hands-on activities and fun for all. About Heritage Days (website) The historic 1848 Jonathan Clark House Museum is presenting “Heritage Days” event for families and youth organizations.  In addition to the outdoor fun, there will be docent-led […]

  • ‘It’s a different place:’ 3 new, local restaurants bring new life to old spaces

    When restaurants close, inevitably something will move in to replace it. Lucky for us, that means new options for dining out. From classic French cuisine to authentic gourmet Mexican dishes — three new local restaurants have not only brought new life into old spaces, but they’ve also created some tasty lunch, dinner and dessert dishes.

  • Taste of the Gateway: 17 restaurants ‘will be serving up their specialties’ for this event

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp is previewing  the third annual Taste of the Gateway coming up on Aug. 16. The Taste of Gateway will have food, fun, and live music. About The Taste of the Gateway (website) Join us on Thursday, August 16 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm for the Third Annual Taste of the Gateway. Enjoy samples from the Gateway Region’s new and established restaurants. Seventeen restaurants will be serving up their specialties created just for this event. We […]

  • ‘Exceptional dining experience:’ 3 locally-owned businesses you can enjoy in Delafield

    DELAFIELD — Brian Kramp spent the morning in Delafield for Walkable Wednesday. He stopped by the Lumber Inn, Zin Uncommon California Italian, and Wholly Cow Frozen Custard. About Lumber Inn (website) Dave and Shar Huebner first opened Delafield’s Lumber Inn in 1983. For the next 19 years, the Huebners successfully built a loyal customer base. In 2002, the Lumber Inn’s current owner Raul Perez, took over in a story that is truly exemplary of the American Dream. Raul Perez’s success […]

  • Irish Fest Summer School ‘features classes that showcase the rich culture, history and traditions of Ireland’

    WAUWATOSA — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Milwaukee Irish School highlighting their Irish Fest Summer School! About The Irish Fest Summer School (website) The Irish Fest Summer School features classes that showcase the rich culture, history and traditions of Ireland and Irish America, past and present. Learn to play the Irish fiddle, flute, tin whistle, guitar, harp, Celtic music styles, and more from master musicians. Or take a discussion class and learn about Irish history, Irish language, and culture! Our Celtic […]

  • Repurposing plastic: Prestwick Golf Group builds furnishings from high grade recycled plastic

    SUSSEX — Brian is live from Prestwick Golf Group in Sussex on Monday, Aug. 13. Prestwick Golf Group manufactures a variety of golf course furnishing made from the highest grade recycled plastic. About Prestwick Golf Group (website) Passion, drive and possibilities were fuel for the startup, then known as Great Lakes Golf Course Products. The company started out in 1997 primarily making markers and course accessories but founder Matt Morse knew that was just the start. He began envisioning a wider […]

  • World Elephant Day is an ‘annual event that helps promote and spread awareness for elephants’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Milwaukee County Zoo for World Elephant Day. World Elephant Day is an annual event that helps promote and spread awareness for elephants, in hopes that it will strike a chord with visitors to join in elephant conservation efforts. All activities will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting elephant conservation efforts. Visitors can celebrate World Elephant Day with resident elephants Ruth and Brittany. Visitors can help to make a […]

  • Browsing Broad Street in Greendale: Check out 3 locally owned shops

    GREENDALE — It’s “Walkable Wednesday!” Brian spent the morning at three different locally owned shops in Greendale. He stopped by Ferch’s Malt Shoppe & Grille, They Grow Like Weeds, and Ricardo’s Pizza. About They Grow Like Weeds (website) They Grow Like Weeds is owned and operated by Diane Chilinski. Diane worked for 27 years in senior management, in not-for profit vocational rehabilitation, with adults who are disabled. Diane LOVED her work and she also LOVED resale stores. After the birth of […]

  • Fresh from the oven: A look at the products at Paielli’s Bakery in Kenosha

    KENOSHA — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Paielli’s Bakery in Kenosha. Their products range from sweet rolls, cakes, pies, Kringle, desserts and many different types of bread. About Paielli’s Bakery (website) Sante and Matilda Paielli began serving Kenosha on 22nd Avenue with five employees. They later relocated to 52nd Street. The family business continued to grow and in 1956 they moved to their present location on 39th Avenue. This 20,000 square foot facility has progressed through three extensive expansions to serve […]

  • Enjoy your summer on the river when visiting High Roller Fun Rentals

    WAUKESHA — Brian Kramp is at High Roller Fun Rentals in Waukesha’s Frame Park. They are a recreational equipment rental business located in frame park on the Fox River. They rent a variety of specialty bikes, paddle boats, character floats, canoes and kayaks so you can spend a fun-filled day on the water or biking around the river. About High Roller Fun Rentals (website) When you’re looking for fun, look no further than High Roller Fun Rentals! We are a recreational equipment rental business […]

  • Learn about the world of agriculture and more at Farm Wisconsin

    MANITOWOC — Brian is at Farm Wisconsin, which is located in Manitowoc County on the west side of I-43 between I-43 and Gass Lake Road at the County Road C intersection. Farm Wisconsin educates visitors of all ages about how and where their food is produced and why agriculture is important. About Farm Wisconsin (website) Ticket Prices Adults: $16 Youth: $8 (4-18) Ages 3 and under: Free Seniors: $12 (62+) Groups of 15 or more: $10 per person (with a […]

  • Live exhibit and food: Brian Kramp roams the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning roaming the grounds at the Wisconsin State Fair. He checked out everything from the agriculture exhibitors to the Giant Slide. He also got a look at the Lambeau Field live exhibit. The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, Aug. 2 – Sunday, Aug. 12. The Fair offers a unique experience to all who attend and is an exceptional value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, exciting rides and […]