What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: The Eurythmics!

I’m hard pressed at the moment to think of too many other artists who put out so many consistent albums through through 1 decade while changing sounds and styles than the Eurythmics, except for maybe their biggest influence, David Bowie.  From elements of New Wave, Post-Punk and Krautrock on their debut, to their Synth-Pop heydays,…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Is it really as simple as saying the roots for Lynyrd Skynyrd are simply the Allman Brothers?  Yeah, kinda.  But in the debate for who are the ‘kings’ of Southern Rock, there’s definitely a worth-while debate to be made between the two.  Robb and I break that down on today’s episode.  Plus, has there been…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: Lou Reed TRANSFORMER

If there’s one thing you take away from this episode, it’s that Robb’s ‘Desert Island’ would be a depressing place.  This album, along with Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks are two of his desert island albums.  I don’t know the rest.  Maybe I should ask him one day on an episode (future show idea!).  If…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Britney Spears!

Britney Spears is often referred to as ‘The Princess of Pop.’  But how much of her place on the pop throne is of her doing?  An artist like Britney is difficult to do a ‘Roots’ on because there’s so many cooks in the kitchen.  Yes, her music is all created by some of the best…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: The Pixies!

The Beatles, the Stones, Pixies.  If you think one of these isn’t like the other, you’d be right…and wrong.  But when it comes to influencing and changing music, the Pixies belong on that list.  Without the Pixies, the 90s alternative boom wouldn’t have happened.  Just read Kurt Cobain’s comments on their influence on him and…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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