What a Bunch of Shap



Run DMC were the Kings of a new kind of Rock in the mid-80s.  Their influential raps & Jam Master Jay’s sparse beats revolutionized Hip-Hop and help set the scene in motion for what was to come.  And almost as fast as their start shot up, the fizzled out as new MCs, sounds and styles…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Linkin Park!

We close out Roots for the year with the biggest rock band of the 2000s (and it’s not even close), Linkin Park.  LP shot onto the scene in 2000/01 with Hybrid Theory and saw immediate success with over 12 million copies sold here in the states alone.  But if all you know of all Linkin Park…read more »



Today’s episode of Roots (a day late) can be summed up with a line from the very end of Bonus Content.  ‘We need more John Lennons in the world.’  Do we ever.  There’s a reason he was the voice of his generation, and frankly, there hasn’t been a voice that has cut through the clutter like…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: BOSTON!

Boston’s debut album is one of the biggest selling debut albums of all-time.  It helped redefine the sound of Rock and Roll on the Radio as you can trace a shift in dynamics from many bands who’d been trying to break through, bands who were good, but weren’t getting the attention the deserved.  Look at what bands…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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