His radio career began at age fifteen at WFON in his hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. By eighteen, his demo tapes landed him a job at WOSH-AM in Oshkosh, where he was taking classes at the University of Wisconsin. From there, he was on his way.His on-air antics in Milwaukee created buzz when a national radio talent search named Brandmeierone of the top 5 talents in the country alongside Howard Stern.