Steve Chavis

Co-Host, First Take with Lando and Chavis and Public Affairs Manager

Steve Chavis is co-host for KUVO/KVJZ's morning program, First Take with Lando and Chavis, as well as being Public Affairs Manager for the award-winning Jazz format radio station in Denver. Steve began in public radio as an intern in Detroit. He served in the early days of KGNU in Boulder, too. Along the way he was news director for KBCO, KHOW and KHIH, and spent a dozen years directing communications for an international non-profit organization in Denver. 
In addition to rising early to get First Take started at 6:00 a.m., Steve is currently producing a documentary film in Detroit.
Steve and his bride Theonita have been married for 32 years. They are the parents of two sons, two daughters, a son-in-law and grand-humans to their German shepherd mix “Bella.”

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Eats & Beats
2:32 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Eats & Beats: Willow Creek at KUVO Balistreri fundraiser

Chefs love the annual summertime gourmet feast in North Denver known as "Live at the Vineyards."  Participating again in the delectable, musical feast is Willow Creek Restaurant of Evergreen, Colo.  Owners Curtis and Kristopher Lincoln visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a few goodies.

"The food is certainly part of our passion, but Willow Creek is an outstanding environment that really exemplifies Colorado," said Curtis, referring to their idyllic location overlooking Evergreen Lake .  

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Eats & Beats
11:18 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Live at the Vineyards: Jax Fish House chef Sheila

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar has been a part of KUVO's signature  fundraising event "Live at the Vineyards" for several years.  Executive chef Sheila Lucero visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis"  with the story of Jax and a preview of their contribution to the feast at Balistreri Vineyards on August 9!

The 2014 wine tasting and gourmet feast  is built around the musical theme "a New Orleans Rhythm Revue," which calls for New Orleans flavor!  

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Arts and Culture
1:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Women + Film: writer Emily Wachtel in Denver

The July presentation of the Denver Film Society's Women + Film series features a screening of "Lucky Them" starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.  Writer and producer Emily Wachtel (pronounced wahk-TELL) is in Denver for the screening on Friday, July 11 (4:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.) at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 80206.  Wachtel visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Eats & Beats
3:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Eats & Beats: Balistreri Vineyards, fresh for '14!

Credit Balistreri Vineyards

North Denver's winery Balistreri Vineyards hosts the 9th Annual KUVO signature event, the New Orleans Rhythm Revue on Saturday, August 9.  Julie Balistreri thinks it's a great opportunity to introduce people to their vintage labels, made from Colorado grapes! "You'll be able to taste over 15 different wines at the KUVO event," said Julie.   Again in 2014, there will be some special "jazz label" wines, named for the featured performers Donald Harrison Jr., Henry Butler, Leo Nocentelli, and Sarah Vaughan.   "A Sangiovese, a Merlot, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Syrah.

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Eats & Beats
1:40 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

5280: Ultimate Backyard BBQ with Kasey Cordell

Credit 5280.com/Aaron Colussi

In the mid-summer heat, who want's to be in the kitchen?  Takin' it to the grill, 5280 Magazine’s Kasey Cordell guides us through “The Ultimate Backyard BBQ.” 

Keeping things cool on the plate is the Early Summer Picnic Salad from Z Cuisine's chef is Timothy Payne.  "This salad is almost too beautiful to eat in some ways, with a ton of ingredients," said Cordell.

In the interview, we also discussed how to manage the heat of your cooking surface, with the "Grill-O-Meter."

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