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Billy Idol

NEW ROOTS: Billy Idol & Cream!

Robb and I have been cranking out Roots every Thursday for the last 18 months and we’ve been putting them up online since December.  Here’s hoping I can get back to doing full posts on each week’s band/album.  Until then, enjoy Billy Idol and Cream!   Roots is co-hosted and brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance, the Robert…read more »

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Get Caught up with the Latest ‘Roots with Robb’ episodes!

It’s been a busy few weeks at the radio station, so I’m in catch-up mode posting the last three weeks of Roots episodes.  Thriller, the Ramones, and Dave Matthews Band are all in the ‘Roots Playlist’ below!   Next week’s Roots: Cream Make a suggest for a future roots artist/album!read more »


Best Message to Santa Ever!

Turns out, we’re not the only place that hasn’t really seen any snow yet (not that I’m complaining).  Even parts of Canada haven’t seen much of the white stuff, eh?  Well they finally got some in Newfoundland, and a 9 year-old girl had a great idea of what to do with the snow…leave a message…read more »

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MY TOP 5: Green Day Songs

One of my favorite aspects of my job is the chance to turn people on to new music.  Now I know what you’re thinking…’Shap, you don’t play new music!’  That (for the most part) is true!  But if I can tell you a story, and anecdote, a fact about a song or artist that I’ve accrued in…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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