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. 

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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. 6am-8am Breakfast Jazz with JJ
8am-9am Riverwalk 'Live from the Landing' with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band
9am-12pm Saturday Morning Jazz with George Peck & Allen Scott
12pm-2pm Jazz with Gabriel
2pm-4pm Jazz with Ed Danielson
4pm-6pm All Blues with Sam Mayfield & Geoff Anderson
6pm-8pm R...

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)

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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 !
Then it’s TAKE NOTE with Susan Gatschet Reese, she’ll keep you company weekday afternoons from 1 to 4. After that it’s time to join the JAZZ CARAVAN with Erik Troe until 6 and on INTO THE EVENING with Rodney Franks until 8. THE NIGHT...