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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
  • Looking for a bit of an adventure? See what Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is doing to get people sailing

    MILWAUKEE — Getting out on the open water may exactly be what some of us need these days. Brian is with the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center to see what they are doing to get people sailing in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. About Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (website) The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers introductory sailing classes for adults, youth, and children. For more experienced sailors, our courses include intermediate and advanced classes introducing different types of boats and equipment such as spinnakers. We also offer yearly refresher […]

  • Did you know Discovery World has a spokesturtle and turtle cam that you can watch 24/7?

    MILWAUKEE —  Milwaukee has some great museums and even though they’ve been closed for the past few months, it doesn’t mean they’re not thinking about their members and guests. Brian Kramp spent the morning at Discovery World with some updates on their reopening efforts. About Discovery World (website) Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, non-profit science and technology center for the whole family. Our 120,000 sq. ft. center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, educational labs […]

  • Milwaukee is home to some amazing frozen custard stands and Kopp’s is definitely one of them

    GLENDALE — When you think of Kopps’s two things comes to mind: frozen custard and their jumbo hamburgers! Thursday, May 28 is National Hamburger Day and Brian Kramp is celebrating in style with one of the best burgers in town. About Kopp’s Frozen Custard (website) Founded by Elsa Kopp in 1950, our restaurants continue to be heralded by local publications for their quality food. The Kopp’s Frozen Custard stand rose in popularity quickly during the 1950s and was soon seen […]

  • ‘It’s positive and the kids love it:’ ‘Spidey in a Civic’ on a mission to spread smiles

    MILWAUKEE — If you need a pick-me-up, there are a collection of feel-good stories at ShareLemonade.com. It’s a place to celebrate the good, and turn lemons into lemonade. One freshly-picked story from the site focused on one man’s mission to bring smiles to as many faces as possible by donning a special costume. Some super heroes fight crime and protect the city, but this isn’t your average super hero. Meet Spidey in a Civic. Over the last two months, this friendly […]

  • Expanded curbside pickup, online ordering and delivery options available at Milwaukee Public Market

    MILWAUKEE — While the Milwaukee Public Market remains closed to the public, expanded curbside pickup, online ordering and delivery options are now available! Brian Kramp spent the morning with some vendors that want you to know they’re ready for your business.

  • Grebe’s Bakery: Pleasing palates with homemade bakery for more than 80 years

    WEST ALLIS — Grebe’s Bakery has been a family-owned bakery offering homemade desserts, breakfast and lunch staples for more than 80 years. Brian Kramp visited Grebe’s (5132 W. Lincoln Avenue) to find out why generations of customers just can’t get enough of what the bakery has to offer.

  • Lowlands Group is known their warm, welcoming neighborhood grand cafés and they are very excited to be open again

    MILWAUKEE — Your neighborhood café is now open for pick up and curbside carryout service, bringing the gezellig experience home to you, until we can dine together again. Lowlands Group is known their warm, welcoming neighborhood grand cafés and they are very excited to be open again. Brian Kramp is at Centraal Grand Café & Tappery with details on how things have changed, while the food has stayed as good as it was before this pandemic hit.

  • ‘A special connection:’ Nana and Papa Zoom sessions help connect with grandson in Portland

    MILWAUKEE — If you need a pick-me-up, there are a collection of feel-good stories at ShareLemonade.com. It’s a place to celebrate the good, and turn lemons into lemonade. One freshly-picked story from the site focused on how local grandparents are finding a fun way to connect with their grandson who lives thousands of miles away. “When travel restrictions were put upon us, we realized we weren’t going to get out to Portland to see Sol, who’s 5,” said Judy Cohen. […]

  • Leader Paper Products is doing something very special for frontline workers

    MILWAUKEE — Leader Paper Products has been in Milwaukee for 99 years, and this week they’re doing something very special for frontline workers. Brian Kramp is showing how their giving one million thanks to local first responders.

  • Games, puzzles and toys with plenty of variety: That’s just part of what Winkie’s in Whitefish Bay has to offer

    WHITEFISH BAY — If you’ve never been to Winkie’s Toys & Variety in Whitefish Bay you’re definitely missing out! Brian is in Whitefish Bay showing off another fun side of Winkie’s. About Winkie’s Toys and Variety (website) During this tricky time in Wisconsin, America and around the World, Winkie’s Toys & Variety is taking the recommendations of the CDC and the WHO very seriously. We join our community members and business owners in this effort to keep our families and […]

  • Rockwell Automation is helping parents become teachers by providing students with board games

    MILWAUKEE — Math can be a difficult subject for kids, and even more difficult because schools are closed right now. But Rockwell Automation wants to help. Brian is showing how they’re helping families by using board games to help kids build math skills. Also, with school being closed, the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Milwaukee continue to support families in a fun way – with games. Brian is at the Davis Boys & Girls Club in Milwaukee with the games that are […]

  • Eat what you Grow! Milaeger’s offers more than 250 varieties of tomatoes, peppers and herbs

    RACINE — If you enjoy fresh food it may be time to grow your own — and Milaeger’s is making it easy by having what you need. Brian Kramp is in Racine with more than 250 varieties of tomatoes, peppers and herbs.  Milaeger’s History (website) In A little 8′ by 12′ hobby greenhouse in the backyard of Dan and Joan Milaeger was the seed that grew into the Milaeger’s of today.  Ten years later, the couple offered their first crop […]

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