Steve Chavis

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

Steve began his career in public radio as an intern in Detroit and at KGNU in Boulder. Before coming to KUVO, Steve was news director for KBCO, KHOW and KHIH and spent a dozen years directing communications for an international non-profit organization based in Denver. 

In addition to rising early to get First Take with Lando and Chavis started at 6 am, Steve is currently producing a documentary film in Detroit.

Steve and his bride, Theonita, have been married 32 years. They are the parents of two sons, two daughters, a son-in-law, and grand-humans to their German shepherd mix “Bella.”

For instant news and community updates, follow Steve on Twitter! You can also contact Steve at Steve@KUVO.org

Global sensors, earthquake apps and satellite media outlets give us instant awareness of disasters anywhere in the world, anytime, but what happens after the momentary bump in coverage?  Jim Nowak shared the long view with the "First Take" audience, from his office as executive director of the dZi Foundation based in Ridgway, Colo. 

Automobile as art?  It is when you talk to the engineers behind one of the more interesting designs of the 21st century, the Chrysler 300.  Brandon Faurote leads the Chrysler Brand design group in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

When the car was launched in 1955, "it stood for sophistication, elegance, and performance," said Faurote, whose team re-launched the vehicle in 2005 with an oversized grille that seems to take up a lane and a half as it barrels down the road (still with 300 hp).

Since January, hosts of "First Take with Lando and Chavis" Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis played clips from the Rocky Mountain PBS high school quiz show "Matchwits,"  but they were no match for Colorado's best and brightest.  Coach of the 2015 championship team from Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins Martha Cranor visited the KUVO morning show to talk about how the team pulled off the win.

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As part of the 8th Annual Lalo Delgado Poetry Festival at Metropolitan State University of Denver (and National Poetry Month), celebrated poet Jimmy Santiago Baca came to town and visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

www.UNCJazzFest.com

Colorado's jazz festival season kicks off this weekend in Greeley.   Dana Landry, area head for Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado visited First Take to preview the 45th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival.

"We are lucky to get what I view as some of the best artists in the world right here in Greeley, Colorado," said Landry.  Headliners include vocalist Deborah Brown, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (from the Village Vanguard in NYC), saxophonists Chris Potter and Bobby Watson and others.

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