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
1:21 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Eats & Beats: Tony P's - family Italian, and Music!

Before we get to the Italian food that Tony Pasquini and his mother Judy serve up at 17th and Clarkson in Denver (and in the Highlands), those sure are snazzy delivery vehicles!  Italian, of course, a fleet of Fiat 500s with racing stripes.

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Eats & Beats
12:09 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Eats & Beats: Walter's Pizzeria

Colorado-style pizza has LOTS of produce, big chunks, and flavors to match.  One of our faves is Walter's Pizzeria, with  locations in Uptown Denver and Bow Mar-Littleton.   And general manager Trent "Big Fizz" Brotherton visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with Walter's pizza contribution to KUVO's signature fundraising event Live at the Vineyards.

In this interview Big Fizz explains for the record, "who is Walter?"  He also describes the four gourmet pizzas they have planned for the Aug. 9 event at Balistreri Vineyards.

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Eats & Beats
2:32 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Eats & Beats: Willow Creek at KUVO Balistreri fundraiser

Chefs love the annual summertime gourmet feast in North Denver known as "Live at the Vineyards."  Participating again in the delectable, musical feast is Willow Creek Restaurant of Evergreen, Colo.  Owners Curtis and Kristopher Lincoln visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a few goodies.

"The food is certainly part of our passion, but Willow Creek is an outstanding environment that really exemplifies Colorado," said Curtis, referring to their idyllic location overlooking Evergreen Lake .  

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Eats & Beats
11:18 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Live at the Vineyards: Jax Fish House chef Sheila

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar has been a part of KUVO's signature  fundraising event "Live at the Vineyards" for several years.  Executive chef Sheila Lucero visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis"  with the story of Jax and a preview of their contribution to the feast at Balistreri Vineyards on August 9!

The 2014 wine tasting and gourmet feast  is built around the musical theme "a New Orleans Rhythm Revue," which calls for New Orleans flavor!  

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News
2:26 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

LGBT financial issues: a failure to communicate

Credit www.wellsfargo.com/lgbt

A Wells Fargo study finds LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) financial issues are similar to America at large: couples find it difficult to talk about money.  Kyle Young, an accredited domestic partnership advisor, discussed the study on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"Whether you're in a formal relationship or not, money tends to be a topic most of us avoid," said Young.    According to the Wells Fargo survey, "just 37 percent of those surveyed who are in same-sex partnerships say new marriage laws have prompted new conversations about money."

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