Steve Chavis

Program Director & Host

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. 

When he's not tinkering with behind-the-scene details or writing memos, Steve can be heard on the air filling in for various hosts around the KUVO schedule. 

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

This Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features highlights from our High School/Collegiate Performance Series.

Your support on Colorado Gives Day helps us keep this series going! Consider making a contribution today. 

This Sunday, November 26, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a variety of sessions with vocalists Roberta Gambarini, Allan Harris and Joni Janak.

Roberta Gambarini’s session was originally broadcast live in 2014, backed by Eric Gunnison, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine.  The Allan Harris date goes back to 2005, and he does a little guitar work himself, accompanied by Jeff Jenkins and Mark Simon.  Joni Janak performed several times at KUVO.  We’ll present music from her performances in 2004 and 2006, in both quartet and quintet arrangements.

This Sunday, November 19, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the saxophone of Rich Chiaraluce.  From the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, to the Woody Herman All-Stars, to dates with Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson and more, to his work with symphonies and touring Broadway shows, Rich brings his hot alto chops to every session.

This Sunday, November 12th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the jazz and poetry of David Amram. Amram was there in clubs of Greenwich Village in the 1950s when Beat Poets first set their music to jazz. Since then his music and compositions have touched the big screen, and crossed jazz, classical and Latin music genres.

This Sunday at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance broadcast “On Stage” features highlights from the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note in concert with trumpeter Terell Stafford.

The concert, recorded on Veterans Day 2016 in Alexandria, Va. is part of The Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series, which shows off the U.S Air Force's high level of professionalism through concerts featuring masters of the only American-born art form--jazz.

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