What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: Stone Temple Pilots

STP is one of those bands that were outstanding at writing and playing stuff that sounded noticeable like ‘haven’t I heard this before?’ but was original enough to make it their own.  They weren’t from Seattle, although they were often lumped in with their Grunge contemporaries, sometimes confused for, or considered rip-offs. After their debut Core,…read more »



INXS was an interesting band to tackle with Roots.  As the albums progressed from the late 70s through the mid-80s, you could really hear them find their own distinct sound.  Their are some great new-wavy gems from their early catalog (Don’t Change), and then by the time 1985’s Listen Like Thieves came out, they were ready for…read more »

Foo Fighters live in Champaign

Foo Fighters and man from the crowd cover Rush’s ‘Tom Saywer!’

Earlier this week I made a last minute decision to go see the Foo Fighters at the State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) at U of I.  Glad I went!  It’s been about a decade since the last time I’ve seen them, and they did not disappoint!  Several standout highlights from the show featuring long…read more »

no fantasy football

Why I’m not playing Fantasy Football this year

We’re getting to that time of year again…prepping your draft board.  Rearranging schedules to meet with your buddies to do a live draft even though you’ll all have your faces buried in laptops and phones anyway….yes, it’ll soon be draft season for Fantasy Football.   Well not me this year…no, I’m sitting this year out,…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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