What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga came on like a flash and burned bright with crazy costumes, red carpet moments and performance extravaganzas right out of the gate.  She had some really good pop songs too!  But the full album experience (at least to me) seemed to fall a little short.   Her vocals and live performances more than make…read more »



What can be said about Ozzy that hasn’t already been said?  Apparently a lot!  This is one of our longest episodes of Roots (including the bonus content), and yes, I’m sure a lot of what we talk about has been covered before, but looking at Ozzy in the context of a Brand instead of an…read more »



Eddie Van Halen changed popular music and the guitar.  He never learned how to read music.  He once told Rolling Stone, “I don’t know sh*t about scales or music theory.  All I know is that rock & roll guitar, like blues guitar, should be melody, speed, and taste, but more important, it should have emotion. I…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Notorious B.I.G.

In all honesty, I’ve never been big into Hip-Hop and Rap.  Growing up, I was always a rock kid.  From my time working different radio formats, and DJing bars and weddings, I’ve grown an appreciate for good music, regardless of format and style.  Biggie Smalls is often referred as one of the all-time great MCs. …read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Stevie Ray Vaughan

SRV might have been the greatest blues guitarist the world has ever seen.  Just like with any music, what is great in your mind, might not be so great in someone else’s.  But if you find someone who thinks Stevie Ray Vaughan is over-rated, let me know.  I haven’t found that soul yet.  The pure emotion…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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