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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Arts and Culture
3:33 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Return of the record players

Longtime "crate divers" (DJs who spend long hours flipping through racks of old vinyl records) are enjoying some redemption these days.  The arguments over the audio fidelity have been won by the 
"analogs," it seems.  Records rule!  And now, turntable manufacturers can say, "we're back."

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News
2:36 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Denver Auto Show: A new day for diesel

Credit www.greencarreports.com

Diesel engines were in bad need of a makeover: noisy, smoky and smelly.  But the mileage was so much better, the nation's truck fleets have long preferred diesel.  Enter the age of "clean diesel."

David Sowers, head of Dodge Ram Truck marketing shared some of his diesel knowledge while at the Denver Auto Show.  "It surprises a lot of people," Sowers said.  "There are no more outward signs, that old smoke and smell, or even the clatter."

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Arts and Culture
9:44 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Artist Jesse DuBois: man at work

Credit www.jessdubois.com

Born and raised in Denver, Jesse DuBois has met most of jazz music's greatest names.  His father ran Colorado's Jim Crow-era resort for African Americans, Lincoln Hills - where the stars played.  Only later did DuBois pick up the brush.

A graduate of the Art Institute of Denver's first class in 1957, DuBois paints to this day.

This past winter's thaw broke a pipe in his Welton Street studio's basement.   Several works were damaged, some beyond repair.  (See the 9News story here.) 

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News
12:33 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Doors Open Denver: 10th year to take a close look

Credit www.denverinfill.com

Doors Open Denver, in its 10th year, is billed as the annual celebration of Denver's built environment and design.  This year's event chairman Brit Probst visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with the details and some highlights.

"We've got a lot going on in Denver, with renovations and brand new buildings," said Probst, a Denver architect.  "We have great buildings in 12 different neighborhoods this year."  The event features walking tours and some expert guided tours, some of which require tickets.

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Eats & Beats
10:46 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Wooden Table: food AND front of house

One must travel south to Greenwood Village to taste the wares of The Wooden Table, featured this week on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  Co-owner Jane Knauf (with chef Brett Shaheen) visited KUVO for our "Eats & Beats" segment. 

  

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