What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: The Animals!

Besides the Beatles, Stones and the Who, we really haven’t dabbled in much from the British Invasion.  The Animals definitely were part of of that movement.  When they arrived in the states for the first time, there was a parade from the airport to their hotel with a throng of screeching girls lined up to…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: DEEP PURPLE Machine Head

Deep Purple has had so many different iterations (Mach’s as they call them) and have released too many albums to count, so we thought it was better to just focus on the best release, 1972’s Machine Head.  Sure the hits are there, but the story behind the recording and the deep tracks are equally enthralling.  You can…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Primus!

Primus is one of the oddest bands we’ve done Roots on, and I absolutely love them.  I think to truly appreciate them, you have to see them live.  Remember concerts?  Maybe, we’ll get to go to shows again sometime in 2021 🤞.   It’s worth watching the live videos in the bonus content below to see…read more »



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 »


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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