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ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morrisette was strapped to a rocket in 1995 thanks to her raw, emotional and personal lyrics that connected with teenage girls and a slick version of ‘alternative’ sounding music.  The music influence?  There’s a little more to dissect there.  Bonus Content starts at 10:18 with a solid discussion on the possible influence of Ani…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age are one of rock’s best active bands over the last 2 decades while really only having one constant member, Josh Homme.  Over the last few records, they’ve started to settle on a somewhat regular lineup, but at times, QOTSA had the feel of a Supergroup, or at the very least,…read more »



WARNING:  This episode of ROOTS may completely alter how we think and do Roots from this episode forward.  Now that that’s outta the way…I love Sublime.  They’re one of those bands I can throw on when I need to be cheered up, especially 40 oz. to Freedom.  Unfortunately, the band’s story succumbed to the fate that many other Rock…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: REO Speedwagon

We’re the type of station that plays the WAGON, so dentists in Missouri should be listening if they’re on vacation to the area!  That’s an Ozark, the Jason Bateman Netflix show joke.  If you’re not watching Ozark, what’s wrong with you!  And even if you don’t, you’ll understand that reference a little more after you listen to today’s…read more »



Lenny Kravitz is a great artist discuss ‘Roots’ on because Lenny is all about Roots!  He wears his influences on his sleeve, and for three decades has been providing his version of 60s/70s rock/pop and soul.  But like many artists, he stayed in his comfort zone too long.  His first 3 albums (especially Let Love Rule…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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