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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
  • At Peter Sciortino Bakery they ‘make all of our products from scratch daily’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Peter Sciortino Bakery making Christmas cookies. Peter Sciortino’s has been a staple on Brady Street since 1947. About Peter Sciortino Bakery (website) At Peter Sciortino Bakery, we make all of our products from scratch daily, using only the highest quality ingredients, to ensure that our customers receive the freshest baked goods in Milwaukee. From our amazingly fresh Italian breads, & rolls to our delicious Italian cookies & pastries, we assure you that […]

  • ‘A holiday adventure for one and all:’ Visit the Enchantment in the Park light display in West Bend

    WEST BEND — Visit with Santa and enjoy horse and carriage rides as Enchantment in the Park in West Bend. The event’s light displays are open nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests have the option to either walk or drive through the lights display. About Enchantment in the Park (website)  Enchantment in the Park’s mission is to create a holiday adventure for one and all, where wonder and excitement are experienced through enchanting holiday light displays, music and other performing […]

  • Create delicious holiday baked goods at Kurt Schulz Deli & Pastry

    BROWN DEER — Learn how to make Christmas stollen and other baked goods at Kurt Schulz Deli & Pastry. About Kurt Schulz Deli & Pastry (website) Welcome to Kurt Schulz Delicatessen and Restaurant Located in historic Brown Deer, Wisconsin. We feature the finest breads, meats and vegetables on all of our classic and creative deli sandwiches. Whether you are enjoying our generous portions in the Deli, or just taking our delicacies home to enjoy, we promise you will love our […]

  • Light and decorations: The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls through Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train. The train rolled into Milwaukee Thursday night, Dec. 6 bringing lights, decorations, Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Holiday Train collects millions of pounds of food for local food banks across the country, partnering with the Hunger Task Force each year when it’s in Wisconsin. The Holiday Train has collected tens of millions of dollars and millions of pounds of food since it started in 1999. The train will head to […]

  • Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Find something unique at Morning Dew Marketplace

    BROOKFIELD — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Morning Dew Marketplace — located in the historic Stonewood Village. They feature everything from painted furniture to up-cycled pieces, jewelry, and bath and body products.

  • ‘We use the finest ingredients:’ Check out the sweet treats at Cream City Caramels

    BROOKFIELD — Brian Kramp spent the morning in Brookfield with Cream City Caramels. He learned how they make their soft and creamy caramels using local ingredients. About Cream City Caramels (website) For more than thirty years we’ve been making caramels for friends and family. Now they are available to everyone! We use the finest ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, to handcraft our Sweet and Salty Caramels in a variety of flavors. You’ll enjoy their melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness and smooth creamy […]

  • Scardina Specialities makes homemade sausages including ‘Milwaukee’s best Italian sausage’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Scardina Specialties in Milwaukee. Scardina Specialities makes homemade sausages including  Milwaukee’s best Italian sausage. 

  • Homestyle Custom Upholstery provides ‘quality upholstery services at competitive prices’

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Homestyle Custom Upholstery in Milwaukee. Owner Larry Schneider has worked in upholstery since 1973. He has his team have more than 90 years of combined expertise in upholstery repair and renovation. About Homestyle Custom Upholstery (website) Homestyle Custom Upholstery is dedicated to providing you with quality upholstery services at competitive prices. Trust in our over 90 years of combined expertise in upholstery repair and renovation. Contact us for a commitment-free consultation or visit […]

  • Rise from the ashes: Grand opening ceremony to be held for Sherman Phoenix

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning from the grand opening of the Sherman Phoenix. It was built on the site of the former BMO Harris Bank that was damaged in a fire after violent protests broke out in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood in August 2016. About The Sherman Phoenix (website) The Sherman Phoenix is a model for healing our city by generating positive economic and social returns in communities of color. As the unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood demonstrated, we must invest […]

  • Helping families succeed: About Ozaukee Family Services

    GRAFTON — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Ozaukee Family Services to learn about the programs they offer and to speak with the families they’re helping. Ozaukee Family Services helps kids and families through family education and prevention, counseling services, and senior services.

  • Building a better community: Check out the newly-expanded Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    WAUKESHA — Brian Kramp spent the morning in Waukesha at the newly-expanded Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The 9,000 square foot expansion doubled the size of the store. The expansion will allow the ReStore to accept a wider selection and greater quantity of donated items. The ReStore is also holding a gingerbread building competition Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. People can stop by during the week to vote for their favorite. About Habitat ReStores (website) Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores […]

  • ‘Beautiful to look at:’ Tactile Craftworks is a small leather crafting company based in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Tactile Craftworks. Tactile Craftworks is a small leather crafting company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, founded in 2014 by Sarah Kirkham and Anna Warren. About Tactile Craftworks (website) We strive to make pieces that are long-lasting, beautiful to look at, and satisfying to hold. All of our products are made in our midwest studio. We love how visceral working with leather is: it’s all sharp knives, metal stamps and rawhide mallets. While that rough […]