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

On Sunday, February 11, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a musical Mardi Gras, with performance recordings spanning 17 years!

This Sunday, February 4, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features local piano hero Eric Gunnison!

On Sunday, January 28 at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of Lew Soloff, recorded at Denver’s El Chapultepec.

KUVO was just six years old when this session was recorded on October 3, 1991 at El Chapultepec.  Carlos Lando hosted the broadcast and Freddie Rodriguez, Sr. emceed the stage.  It was a hot night on the corner of 20th and Market Street in Denver (long before the ballpark was in place).

Lew’s quartet on this date featured the cream of Denver jazz talent: Billy Wallace on piano, Ken Walker on bass, and Nat Yarbrough on drums.

On Sunday, January 21, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features Bluesman Sam Mayfield!

Sunday, January 14 at 2 p.m. on KUVO’s “Salsa Con Jazz” radio program, Carlos Lando fills in for Janine Santana to present a special on Puerto Rico’s contributions to Salsa and Jazz. He’ll be featuring music from La Sonora Ponceña, sonero (singer) Ismael Rivera y Sus Cachimbos, Grupo Afro Boricua and more!

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