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

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Tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette (pronounced KWIN-ih-shay) was born in Denver, Colorado 100 years ago today.  Denver's Jazz 89 KUVO Radio saluted Quinichette's understated style and his significant place in the local and New York jazz scene, beginning on the morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Sellers love these lists.  Buyers shrug.  But everybody looks to see where their Ponderosa sits in 5280 Magazine's "Top 25 neighborhoods."  Managing Editor Jessica LaRusso visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with their methodology and some surprises on the list (co-written with Chris Outcault).

The Italian jazz website www.7VirtualJazzClub.net is holding it's first international online competition for jazz musicians.  It's open to professional and amateur groups, soloists and vocalists of all ages worldwide.  First prize is 4,000 euros and a web promotion package from 7VirtualJazzClub, which includes hosting up to a one-hour video. (Second prize is €2,000.  Third prize is €1,000.)

As Metropolitan State University of Denver finishes its celebration of 50 years, President of the urban campus Stephen Jordan says he's learned one lesson from the students about to graduate: persistence.  An interview with Jordan aired on KUVO's morning show, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

Every organization them - whiz bang corporate jargon that's gonna take this organization to the "next level," "open new paradigms," and go "totally next gen."  What?? Toronto-based communications consultant Bart Egnal visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" (audio posted below) to discuss his book "Leading Through Language - Choosing Words that Influence and Inspire."  So let's "unpack" ways to cut out the trend-speak and finally, truly communicate.

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