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.”

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When did you last witness a total, super moon, blood red lunar eclipse in the early evening? If you cannot recall a specific time, do not feel lonely. For many, this alignment of rare occurrences will only happen once in a lifetime.

The Beer Bible

Sep 23, 2015

It's official, and just in time for the Great American Beer Festival.  Portland-based writer Jeff Alworth has written "The Beer Bible" (2015, Workman Publishing, 644 pages).  In Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, Alworth visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

Beer for the Genius

Sep 23, 2015

From the "For the Genius" series (counter to the other series "for dummies"), Denver-based alcohol writer Richard English visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss his "Barrel-aged compendium of Frosty Beer Knowledge," "Beer for the Genius."

"The very ancient times of beer, from its discovery up through the early days of Christianity, beer has been right there," said English.  His book contends "Beer history is human history."

Art, politics, gender relations, commerce, it's all there in a very fun style of prose and design.

There is more to health than trips to the gym, says Alisha Brown, vice president of the Be Well Health and Wellness Initiative.  Brown visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe the big picture, and Saturday's Tailgate Party in the Stapleton neighborhood.

"We work with six different neighborhoods, and health continued to come up as an issue," said Brown.  The Be Well Initiative, a project of The Stapleton Foundation, works in Northeast Park Hill, Greater Park Hill, Stapleton, East Montclair, Northwest Aurora and Montbello.

For many of us, thoughts of traveling to tropical villas to sip frozen beverages while yachting prompt reveries of relaxation. Some people imagine reclining on floating loungers amid crystal waters, while the more audacious think about splashing in the waves. When KUVO’s "First Take with Lando and Chavis" asked Matthew Moseley about his paradisiacal fantasies, he simply shared one of his past experiences: having paddled 24.5 miles through the Atlantic Ocean from Culebra Island to Puerto Rico without assistance, Moseley spoke to the pleasure of (you guessed it…) swimming.