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ROOTS with ROBB: The Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes are interesting band for Roots because they’re kind of on an island all to themselves.  Sure there’s Dylan influence and The Talking Heads, and other artists who have done similar things, but the Femmes just do it a bit differently, and it works.  Although after playing this week’s Roots song on the…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Blink-182

Some would argue (and it’s a pretty easy argument to make) that no band has had a bigger influence on the Pop/Punk sound of the 2000s and beyond like Blink-182.  Sure, there’s Green Day, and a ton of old school punk bands that kids are still influenced by, but the sound, style and content that Blink…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB January episodes

The end of last year, and the beginning of 2020 has been kicking my butt.  I apologize for not having time to post these as they’ve been airing.  The last 3 episodes (Muse, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin IV) are the top 3 in this playlist: Roots is co-hosted and brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance, the…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Jane’s Addiction

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, the list could go on and on of artists who wouldn’t be what they are if Jane’s Addiction wasn’t around first.  Did they have a musical influence on all of them?  Maybe not.  But if it wasn’t for what Jane’s and Perry Ferrell…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of fame for 25 years, and they finally got the call this Fall letting them know they made the cut to be a finalist for this year’s nomination.  Should they be in the Rock Hall?  Robb and I discuss that at the end of…read more »


Jon “Shap” Shapiro
Shap in the Morning

Shap has been a fixture on radio stations in Starved Rock Country since 2001 as a popular Air Personality and Commercial Production talent.

The Illinois Broadcasters Association has recognized his radio broadcasting work with two 1st Place awards for Best Humorous Commercial along with nominations for Personality of the Year and Best Use of New Media. He has also been honored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at IVCC as one of the 40 under 40 Class of 2013.

Listen to Shap in the Morning weekdays from 5:30-9am on 95.3 JackFM.

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