What a Bunch of Shap



Ween is by far the most ‘out-there,’ indie artist we’ve ever featured on Roots (definitely Robb’s choice!).  I’m not going to give away too much of my thoughts on the band or their music…you’ll have to listen to the show!   But I’ll keep it short and say, give this a listen!  They’re much more than…read more »



Where do I begin with Styx?  I guess I’ll start by saying they were a band I was shying away from doing on Roots because of knowing where it would end up (Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto and beyond).  I’ve always been more in the Tommy Shaw camp instead of Dennis DeYoung…but after prepping for this…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here!

First off, I’ll start by saying shame on me for waiting 2+ years into the show before tackling Pink Floyd.  Now that that’s out of the way, I chose Wish You Were Here because it’s my favorite album of theirs.  Was it always my favorite Floyd record, probably not.  But your tastes change as you age. …read more »



95-3 Jack-FM plays very little pop music from the last decade, but one of the artist who cuts through the clutter and gets some spins is Bruno Mars.  If you’re not super familiar with him…ONE, you probably have been living under a rock, and TWO, after listening to this episode you’ll be able to understand…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Wham! & George Michael

I’m just gonna come out and say it: this may be our least favorite Roots we’ve done.  That goes for both myself and Robb.  There’s nothing wrong with Pop music.  Yes, we’re both more on the ‘Rock’ aspect of it, but we both enjoy a good pop song that gets stuck in your brain as…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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