What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: Faith No More

We’ve been doing Roots now for at least 2 years, and this might be the most out there one we’ve done so far.  Sure, they had a RIDICULOUS smash in ‘Epic’ (just watch them perform it on MTV with Dr. Dre and Ed Lover from Yo MTV Raps below).  But even on their breakthrough record…read more »



I really, REALLY wanted to be able to like ELO, but the more I dug into their catalog, I kept finding more and more examples of ELO stealing patterns/riffs/etc from the Beatles.  I know what you’re thinking, ‘Shap, EVERYONE steals and borrows from the Beatles!’  This is true!  No artist is popular music has made…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB January episodes

The end of last year, and the beginning of 2020 has been kicking my butt.  I apologize for not having time to post these as they’ve been airing.  The last 3 episodes (Muse, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin IV) are the top 3 in this playlist: Roots is co-hosted and brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance, the…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Jane’s Addiction

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, the list could go on and on of artists who wouldn’t be what they are if Jane’s Addiction wasn’t around first.  Did they have a musical influence on all of them?  Maybe not.  But if it wasn’t for what Jane’s and Perry Ferrell…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of fame for 25 years, and they finally got the call this Fall letting them know they made the cut to be a finalist for this year’s nomination.  Should they be in the Rock Hall?  Robb and I discuss that at the end of…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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