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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Eats & Beats
3:28 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Eats & Beats: 5280 Mag's "25 Best Restaurants"

A dish served at Acorn, Denver.
Credit www.5280.com

The premise: fine dining is out.  Casual dining is in.  But 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison compiled a list of the "25 Best Restaurants" in the metro Denver area.  She shared her opinion (and some tasty tips) on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"I wouldn't say (fine dining) is over.  I would say it's shifting," said Faison.   "It's the same quality as a fine dining restaurant, but it's in a more casual environment."

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Arts and Culture
1:16 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Cancion Mexicana's Debra & Yolanda: Chicano Music Hall of Fame!

Credit Su Teatro

KUVO Radio's flagship weekend program "Cancion Mexicana," heard on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., has among its roster of hosts two new members of Su Teatro's Chicano Music Hall of Fame, Debra Gallegos and Yolanda Ortega.  The hosts / singers / actors / activists joined Carlos and Steve on "First Take" to review their careers (so far).

"How many of us get to be the hero among our peers," said Ortega, who has been singing and acting with Debra Gallegos for 40 years.

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Film Festival
3:36 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Inaugural CineLatino Film Festival opens in Denver

The inaugural CineLatino Film Festival in Denver features a four-day cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 12 titles showing September 25 - 28, 2014, the festival offers a mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles.  Festival director Ernie Quiroz visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the screenings.

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News
1:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Stay-at-Home Dads convene in Denver

The National At-Home Dad Network holds its 19th annual convention in Denver this weekend (Sept. 19-21, 2014).  Stay at home dad Richard Blake (Lafayette, Colo.) found a sitter so he could visit "First Take with Lando and Chavis" and attend the convention.

While the phenomenon is still somewhat rare (there are 1.4 million such dads in the U.S. today), these dads are growing their ranks.  "Being a stay-at-home dad is becoming more accepted," says Blake.  

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Eats & Beats
1:23 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

DIA showcases local craft beers, artistry

We're not sure if this label made the exhibit, but Left Hand Brewing is know for elaborate labels like this one for Oktoberfest Marzen Lager.

While you're in line to clear TSA security and cross the bridge to Denver International Airport's Concourse A, don't rush past the display cases.  The next exhibit there (September 20 through December 2014, and just in time for the Great American Beer Festival) is called "Colorado On Tap: The State of the Brew.  DIA's Art and Culture Program Manager Chris Stevens visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with the details.

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