What a Bunch of Shap


ROOTS with ROBB: Huey Lewis & the News!

Huey Lewis and the News were one of the most fun sounding bands of the 80s.  Unlike others, they had the chops and the licks to back it up.  They’d been at it since the 70s, even transplanting to the UK for the British Pub scene.  That led some members to back Elvis Costello’s debut,…read more »


ROOTS with ROBB classic album: WHO’S NEXT

‘It’s Only Teenage Wasteland!’  Nope.  It’s much more than that.  The Who’s most successful album is a conundrum of itself.  It originally was one of Pete Townshend’s greatest failures.  In the wake of the runaway success of ‘Tommy’ and in many rock critic’s opinions, the best live album of all time (Live at Leeds,) Pete…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 »


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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