What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: Linkin Park!

We close out Roots for the year with the biggest rock band of the 2000s (and it’s not even close), Linkin Park.  LP shot onto the scene in 2000/01 with Hybrid Theory and saw immediate success with over 12 million copies sold here in the states alone.  But if all you know of all Linkin Park…read more »



Today’s episode of Roots (a day late) can be summed up with a line from the very end of Bonus Content.  ‘We need more John Lennons in the world.’  Do we ever.  There’s a reason he was the voice of his generation, and frankly, there hasn’t been a voice that has cut through the clutter like…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB: Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga came on like a flash and burned bright with crazy costumes, red carpet moments and performance extravaganzas right out of the gate.  She had some really good pop songs too!  But the full album experience (at least to me) seemed to fall a little short.   Her vocals and live performances more than make…read more »



What can be said about Ozzy that hasn’t already been said?  Apparently a lot!  This is one of our longest episodes of Roots (including the bonus content), and yes, I’m sure a lot of what we talk about has been covered before, but looking at Ozzy in the context of a Brand instead of an…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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