Jon adler


Bringing on a Summerfest band: an oral history

Published July 3, 2015

It's a long-standing tradition at Summerfest - and at plenty of other festivals - to use radio station DJs to introduce a headlining band. It may seem like a five-minute formality, but as usual, there's a back story to most of what the public sees while standing on the Summerfest bleachers.


Adler to continue mornings on 102.1

Published May 8, 2013

The Milwaukee Radio Alliance, the ownership group behind WLUM-FM 102.1, announced Wednesday that morning show host Jon Adler will create a new show at the station.


Merry Christmas - You're Damn Right!

Published Dec. 25, 2012

If you lived in the state of Wisconsin in 2012, and listened to the radio or watched TV, you know who said, "You're Damn Right!" Now, "You're Damn Right!" is the name of the first limited run CD produced by Kramp and Adler and available for purchase at Exclusive Company stores.


OnMedia: Bravo has no shame

Published June 17, 2010

Bravo didn't have to include the White House gate crasher in its new "Real Housewives of D.C." But it did ... The president gets an audience of 32 million. That sounds like a lot, but it isn't ... Channel 6's Brad Hicks gets a Murrow award, which is a big deal.


I need a big, heaping portion of Social Distortion

Published July 31, 2009

With nearly 30 years and thousands of shows in its rear-view mirror, Social Distortion will visit Milwaukee again during a show presented by FM 102.1 Saturday night at The Rave.


From the couch to 5K in one week

Published July 10, 2009

Exactly one year ago, publisher Andy Tarnoff watched FM 102.1's Jon Adler emcee the Storm the Bastille race to kick off my favorite French-themed Downtown festival. He decided, right then and there, that he would run in the Storm the Bastille in 2009. Here's the story of his ill-advised training for the race.


Local bands: Kramp and Adler want you

Published Nov. 18, 2007

Every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m., 102.1's Kramp and Adler talk with a homegrown band about its music, recordings and upcoming shows.


Milwaukee Talks: New WLUM-FM morning DJs Kramp and Adler

Published March 17, 2006

Starting Friday, March 17, WLUM-FM 102.1 will have a couple new voices filling the airwaves each weekday from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Brian Kramp, formerly of WLZR-FM, and Jon Adler are "Kramp and Adler," the DJ duo replacing the Indianapolis-based "Bob and Tom" show.