Author Archives: Shap

Want a bad pothole fixed?  Decorate it for the Holidays!

Want a bad pothole fixed? Decorate it for the Holidays!

This is an ingenious (albeit dangerous) way of getting a pothole fixed!  A massive pothole started turning into a a dangerous sinkhole in the middle of a neighborhood street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Residents complained to the city to fix it, but nothing was being done.  So one woman took it into her own hands and put…Read more »

ROOTS with ROB:  The White Album as a single LP

ROOTS with ROB: The White Album as a single LP

Today on Roots with Rob, sponsored by Farmers Insurance, the Robert Hasty Agency, we discussed the 50th Anniversary box set of the Beatles, often referred to as ‘The White Album.’  The new box set is a great Christmas gift for the Beatles fanatic on your Christmas List.  Not only has Giles Martin, son of legendary…Read more »

Dumbest Jean ‘Trend’ Ever?

Dumbest Jean ‘Trend’ Ever?

The trend in Jeans fashion is to out-stupid the previous fad.  Just when you thought we’ve hit max-stupid, this comes along. A fashion company called Asos is   selling the waistband of a pair of blue jeans….Yes…JUST THE WAISTBAND!  Apparently, based on their picture, you’re supposed to wear it like a loose hanging belt over a…Read more »

Steve Perry has resurfaced with his first new material in 20 years!

Steve Perry has resurfaced with his first new material in 20 years!

It’s been decades, two actually, since former Journey singer Steve Perry has come out with new material.  So why now?   ‘Years ago, I disappeared. There were many reasons, but mainly… My Love for Music had suddenly left me….. One day, I began sketching some musical ideas with the creative freedom that I was the…Read more »

Say Hello to the ‘Sidewalk Urinal!’

Say Hello to the ‘Sidewalk Urinal!’

Now in Paris, men can just whip it out and go in public!  Apparently, there’s a big problem in Paris of men just going on the side of buildings, so now they’re encouraging men to use these Sidwalk Urinals instead, and putting them out in the open in some fairly popular places!  One is close…Read more »

Shap NERDS out with Pearl Jam Tribute-Chicago!

Shap NERDS out with Pearl Jam Tribute-Chicago!

Ottawa Riverfest talk has dominated the show this past week with Jack-FM Night coming up (8/4).  One of the bands playing is Pearl Jam Tribute Chicago!  Being the card-carrying TenClub member that I am, it was cool to chat with fellow Pearl Jammers and nerd out a bit!  Who’s the best PJ drummer?  Pearl Jam…Read more »

ART ALEXAKIS from Everclear joins Shap in the Morning

ART ALEXAKIS from Everclear joins Shap in the Morning

I’ve been doing radio professionally for close to twenty years.  I’ve had the chance to meet some cool people, interview some great musicians and athletes, but this interview was different.  Maybe it was because I was a fan of the band, because Sparkle and Fade was a big part of Senior year of High School (you’ll…Read more »

NICKELVANA!  The best trolling music story ever!

NICKELVANA! The best trolling music story ever!

How many people do you know that like both Nirvana and Nickelback?  I know a few, but not many.  Nirvana is highly recognized as one of the most influential bands in the last 30 years.  Nickelback…not so much.  They’re commonly the butt of jokes and made fun of by us snobby, ‘the bands I like…Read more »