What a Bunch of Shap


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 »



Unique sound?  Check.  Intriguing backstory?  Check.  Struggle to match up to their previous success?  You betcha.  Kings of Leon are a unique band to do a deep dive on, because it’s really like there are 2 different KOLs.  The pre and post Only By Night.  Personally, I was a fan of the pre-Kings sound.  They had a…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Dire Straits

We continue to practice social distancing this week as I’ve been doing the show every weekday morning from home.  So thanks to ZOOM (is everyone in the world using Zoom right now?) Robb and I were able to chat about Dire Straits…aka, Mark Knopfler.  That’s not a knock on the band.  Well maybe it’s a…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: The Cranberries

A first for this week of Roots…in light of the current world situations, we had our first ‘Social Distancing’ episode with Robb calling in over the phone.  Wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, practice social distancing.  If you’re an employer and your employees have the ability to work from home, let them.  The…read more »


COVID-19 Update from the LaSalle County Health Department

Big thanks to Jenny Barrie, Health Educator/PIO with the LaSalle County Health Department for coming on board this morning.  Topics include: Where are we in the grand scheme of things with Covid-19? What are the symptoms and what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (DON’T rush to the Hospital) Is there testing available…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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