Carlos Lando

General Manager & First Take with Lando and Chavis Co-Host

Carlos has more than 40 years experience in radio. While still in high school, his first night on the air was January 13, 1968 on the Armed Forces Caribbean Network in Puerto Rico. In 1970, Carlos was the week night host on WOUR in Utica, NY, one of the first FM “underground rock” stations in the country.

Carlos moved back to Puerto Rico in the late '70s where he produced and hosted a new show on WZAR called Jazz Where It’s Been and Where It’s At. During this time, he met and interviewed many jazz greats, including Count Basie, Betty Carter and Dexter Gordon.

Carlos returned to Denver in 1980 where he spent five years as Music and Program Director and mid-day host at the nationally recognized soul station KDKO. After working a year for KBCO in Boulder, Carlos joined KUVO in 1987. As Program Director, he helped establish KUVO as one of the most respected community-based jazz stations in the country. Carlos remains committed to airing culturally diverse programs with significant appeal to people in the Latino and African American communities.

Carlos is currently a co-host of First Take with Lando and Chavis, offering music and community news every weekday morning from 6 to 9 am. 

Contact Carlos at Carlos@KUVO.org

Ways To Connect

Saturday's programming now features our popular NPR music programs: Riverwalk Jazz, JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Live from Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce.

MaryLynn Gillaspie

6am-9am        First Take with Lando and Chavis
9am-12pm      The Morning Beat with Victor Cooper
12pm-1pm      Lunchtime at the Oasis with Arturo Gomez
1pm-4pm        Take Note with Susan Gatschet Reese
4pm-6pm        Jazz Caravan with Erik Troe
6pm-8pm        Into the Evening with Rodney Franks
8pm-10pm      The Night Beat with Jimmy Trujillo, Geoff Anderson, Doug Crane, & Dan Feinberg (Mon-Thu)
10pm-12pm    Jazz Odyssey with Matt Seres, Andy O', Venus Cruz & Brett Starr (Mon-Thu)
12pm-6am      Jazz with Bob Parlocha

MaryLynn Gillaspie

KUVO has shuffled it’s programming lineup for 2014. On January 6, FIRST TAKE WITH LANDO AND CHAVIS will air from 6 until 9 every weekday morning, THE MORNING BEAT with Victor Cooper will take you to noon followed by Arturo Gomez's LUNCHTIME AT THE OASIS!

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