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.”


Arts and Culture
2:06 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Thornton Community Band premieres "Some Give All"

The Thornton Community Band premieres an original work, "Some Give All," composed by David Holsinger and commissioned in memory of Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, who was killed in action in the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. 

Principal conductor Jon Borodach sat down with KUVO's Steve Chavis to talk about band music and this new work, which will be performed for the first time this Saturday night, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton, CO.


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Watercourse Foods
3:47 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Vegetarian "comfort" fare at Watercourse Foods

For 16 years, Watercourse Foods has been a destination for meat-free tastes, and the place to satisfy meat-eating friends and relatives with 100% vegetarian "comfort" food. General Manager Chadwick Breithaupt visited First Take to tell the story., 837 E. 17th Avenue (at Emerson), Denver, CO 80218. 

(Music on this feature by Chembo Corniel, "Rejuvenate," from the CD For The Rest Of Your Life, and Danny Barker, the title track from the CD Save The Bones.)

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Reporters in Cameroon
3:57 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Denver Journalist Trains Reporters in Cameroon

Denver-based TV journalist Mary MacCarthy recently traveled to the central African nation of Cameroon to train journalists. On one hand, press freedoms are a challenge under the strict regime. On the other hand, political stability has allowed for more prosperity than some other nearby, war-torn nations. The training program was organized by the Denver World Affairs Council

Music on this feature is by Cameroon artists Ekambi Brillant, "Aboki," and Les Tete Brulees, "Essingan."

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12:03 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

How to drive a hybrid

I'll admit it, I was thrown off by the simplicity of the Lexus hybrid powertrain. The transition between the normal running engine and the silent electric motor was virtually unnoticeable. The mileage, as hard as I tried, wouldn't rise above 30 mph. What I couldn't see was the near zero emissions package. Puzzled by all this new-fangled hybrid technology, I called Chris Gunn, sales support manager for the Lexus Western Region.  In this interview, he explains the mileage, the transition between gasoline and electric driving, braking and emissions.

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Denver YMCA
11:25 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Elders discuss future of E. Denver YMCA

On Saturday, Oct 19, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., Love Uprising is hosting the first Elder Council at the former East Denver YMCA, 3540 E 31st Avenue, Denver, CO 80205 to learn what made the center successful in the past and more importantly what the center can offer seniors and the community now.

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