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: All-American Rejects

Between the Gravy and Stuffing, we took a dive into ‘Emo Pop,’ and one of the most successful bands of the genre is the All-American Rejects.  Between 2000-2010 it was easier to hear them on the radio than to avoid them.  And there’s good reason their songs were played so often, they’re catch as hell. …read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Blind Melon

This week’s Roots is on Blind Melon, a band that could’ve been a lot bigger than they were.  But their story came to an all-too-common ending cut short by tragedy and the death of their gift lead singer with a very unique voice, Shannon Hoon.  The band tried to carry on without him, but it…read more »



If all you know of DEVO is ‘Whip It,’ after you listen to this week’s show and consume all the goodies below, I hope you take some time and listen to some more DEVO (Are We Not Men, We are Devo, or Freedom of Choice would be good starting points)!  I knew a few more songs than…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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