Carlos Lando

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

Carlos has over 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 he was the week night host on WOUR in Utica, NY, one of the first FM “underground rock” stations in the country. By the late 70’s Carlos moved back to Puerto Rico 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 artists, including Count Basie, Betty Carter and Dexter Gordon.

Lando came to Denver in 1980 where he spent 5 years as Music and Program Director and mid-day host at the nationally recognized soul music station KDKO. Carlos worked a year for KBCO in Boulder before coming to KUVO in 1987. As Program Director he has helped establish KUVO/KVJZ as one of the most respected community based jazz stations in the country. He remains committed to airing culturally diverse programs with significant appeal to people in the Latino and African American communities.

Carlos is currently co-hosting First Take with Lando and Chavis. It’s music, news and community affairs every weekday morning at 6am on KUVO and KVJZ-Vail.


Arts and Culture
2:39 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Denver's new public art campaign: P.S. You Are Here

Denver Arts & Venues has a new project to revitalize neighborhoods through the arts.  It’s called “P.S. You Are Here.” Lisa Gedgaudas tells First Take the City of Denver hopes the pilot initiative will cultivate collaborative, community-driven, outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces.

The proposal submission deadline is May 30, 2014.

official P.S. You Are Here website

Music on this feature by Plas Johnson with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis, "Parking Lot Blues," from the CD The Blues.

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First Take with Lando and Chavis

Every weekday morning, tune in for music and news with First Take hosts Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis.

1:27 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

New Sunday Lineup for KUVO/KVJZ

Andy O' hosts new show!
Credit MaryLynn Gillaspie

KUVO announces new Sunday lineup, adding Andy O' 8pm with a new program called The Nightside!

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1:22 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

New Saturday Lineup on KUVO/KVJZ

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.

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1:16 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

New Weekday Schedule for KUVO/KVJZ

The Weekday Hosts. L-R: Victor Cooper, Susan Gatschet Reese, Carlos Lando, Steve Chavos, Rodney Franks, Erik Troe, and Arturo Gómez
Credit 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

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