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, 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.

Denver’s consensus “first call” bassist is a hulk of a man and a heck of a player.  And when he’s not teaching students at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, he’s answering the phone or navigating his appointment book to squeeze in the next gig. Ken Walker brings his Sextet to Dazzle at Baur’s this Friday, October 27, and KUVO listeners will get to hear the first set LIVE, beginning at 6:30pm.

This Sunday, October 29th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of vocalist Barbara Morrison. We’ve been privileged with a couple of visits from this talented jazz maven over the years, in November 2002 with the Summit Jazz All Stars, and in 2010 with Houston Person, and Denver’s “first call” trio.

Hurricane Records

Lovers of the New Mexico sound are saddened to hear of the passing Sunday of Al Hurricane at age 81. His death was reported on the official fan Facebook page.  Various reports describe a battle with prostate cancer.  Hurricane performed a “farewell tour” in 2015.

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