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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
  • Red Witch is ‘1 of the country’s rare authentic wooden commercial sailing schooners’

    KENOSHA — Brian Kramp spent the morning aboard the Red Witch. Red Witch docks on the Kenosha Harbor South Seawall near 54th Street and 5th Avenue – just steps from downtown Kenosha, museums, parks and the Metra station. About Red Witch (website) Sail aboard Tall Ship Red Witch from Kenosha’s beautiful harbor! She is one of the country’s rare authentic wooden commercial sailing schooners, offering a unique sailing experience for private events and public sails. Host your private event for up […]

  • AM Ice Cream “offer a variety of flavors and toppings for your taste buds’

    There’s nothing like ice cream on a summer day. Brian Kramp spent the morning  at AM Ice Cream — where they serve it up three different ways.  In fact, one of them is rolled ice cream. Another thing they offer is shaved ice. Hawaiian shaved ice — and they also offer bubble waffles.

  • Experience fun and adventure at Cedar Springs Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

    SLINGER — Brian Kramp spent the morning at the Cedar Springs Outdoor Adventure Day Camp. It’s located on 38 acres in Slinger.  Each year almost 400 kids from southeastern Wisconsin get to experience the fun and adventure of the great outdoors at the camp. The camp is designed for children entering grades k-5 next year. About Cedar Springs Outdoor Adventure Day Camp (website) Cedar Springs Outdoor Adventure Day Camp is located on 38 beautiful acres on the property of Cedar Springs […]

  • A look at Chocolate Falls, Stanford Art Glass Studio and The Menomonee Falls Farmers Market

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Brian is highlighting Chocolate Falls, Stanford Art Glass Studio and The Menomonee Falls Farmers Market for Walkable Wednesday. They’re all located on Main Street and within walking distance of one another. About Chocolate Falls (website) Chocolate Falls is our Sweet Shop in the Historic Village of Menomonee Falls. A destination to enjoy Sweet Treats that are handmade with LOVE.So stop in and try some Sweet Treats from the Chocolate Falls Sweet Shop. We also carry Cedar Crest […]

  • Watch ‘The Sound of Music’ at West Performing Arts Center in New Berlin

    NEW BERLIN — Brian Kramp spent the morning previewing The Sound Of Music at West Performing Arts Center in New Berlin —  and getting a behind the scenes look at the nearly 60 year old musical. The Sound of Music will be live July 13-22 at West Performing Arts Center.

  • Community Warehouse offers jobs for ‘under-employed, never employed’ and more

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp visits the Community Warehouse where contractors, builders, retailers, distributors, manufacturers and other organizations graciously donate their unused product to them. About Community Warehouse (website) The Community Warehouse is a non-profit, faith-based 501c3 organization that is providing jobs and job skills to background challenged individuals living in Milwaukee. By shopping with us you are helping to move Milwaukee forward and help others seek life transformation through the dignity of work based on Biblical principles. We sort and price […]

  • South Shore Yacht Club: Spend a ‘Day at the Lake’ supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters

    MILWAUKEE — You can spend the “Day on the Lake” on Saturday, July 7 and it’s all for a good cause. Brian Kramp finds out how at the South Shore Yacht Club. About South Shore Yacht Club (website) Harbor of Hospitality Welcome to the biggest, friendliest and most inclusive yacht club on Lake Michigan, bringing together folks from all walks of life. While we have our blue-blazer traditions, no one ever called us stuffy. What you’ll find is a more laid-back vibe […]

  • Learn how to grow, take care of your plants at Minor’s Garden Center with their free summer classes

    MILWAUKEE — Minor’s Garden Center is where all your “greens” come true! Brian Kramp is there for their free summer classes on Saturdays. About Minor’s Garden Center (website) Minor’s Garden Center started back in 1932 when Earl Minor, Don Minor’s father, started in the nursery business selling plants and shrubs from the back of his pick up truck. As time went on, he managed a small retail sales yard on Appleton Avenue and Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee. The current location, 7777 […]

  • City of Glendale prepares for another year celebrating the Fourth of July

    GLENDALE — The City of Glendale is getting ready for their Fourth of July celebration. There are two parades, an all-day festival, lives bands, a kid’s talent show and fireworks at dusk. The festival is free and all are welcome to attend. About the Glendale Fourth of July parade (website) 10:00 AM – Children’s Parade Kids, bring your decorated bicycles, tricycles and wagons to Parkway Elementary School starting at 9:15 AM. At the end of the parade route at Kletzsch […]

  • ‘Pick farm fresh berries and peas’ at Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon

    MEQUON — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon. They have fresh strawberries, sugar snap peas, apples, pears, plums, pumpkins and more. Right now the strawberries and sugar snap peas are ripe, but you should call before heading out for picking updates and hours. Directions to Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon (website) From downtown Milwaukee:  I-43 North to the Mequon Rd (exit 85); turn left (west) on Mequon Rd to Farmdale Rd. Farmdale intersects only from the […]

  • Pamper your pooch: Spa Paw and Tail is a pet resort and day-camp in New Berlin

    NEW BERLIN — Brian Kramp spent the morning at  Spa, Paw & Tail, which is a  pet resort and day-camp in New Berlin. It features a selection of room types from standard to VIP, 4 indoor play areas, a climate controlled atmosphere, soothing music piped throughout the resort, two movie lounges, a full spa and salon and ice cream treats. About Spa Paw & Tail (website) Spa Paw & Tail Premier Pet Resort is a family-owned and operated pet care facility. […]

  • Jelly Belly Candy Company ‘is dedicated to producing the highest quality confections’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Jelly Belly in Pleasant Prairie. They offer over 100 flavors and an ever-changing array of new flavors and special collections. About Jelly Belly (website) Jelly Belly Candy Company is dedicated to producing the highest quality confections, delivering superior customer service and creating a reliable and enjoyable product line to the consuming public. We seek to be a responsible corporate citizen and to ensure high quality and safety standards in our business. We expect […]