I’m not gonna lie, I’m a card-carrying member of the Pearl Jam Ten Club. I was also fortunate to see Chris Cornell 14 times before he passed. Of all the rock stars that have passed, Cornell’s death is still the one that affects me the most. His voice was beyond words. So to say I’m a…read more »
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 »
There are some artists/albums we do on Roots that I’m extremely familiar with the majority of their catalog. Then there’s others that I’ve gained a greater appreciation, enjoyed the experience of diving in for the first time beyond their hits, heck even become a fan from doing Roots (Cheap Trick, The Cure). This week is…read 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 »
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.