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.”

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KUVO Hosts on Shuffle

Aug 21, 2017

KUVO is moving around its weekday host lineup beginning this Monday, August 28. Victor Cooper will begin his three-hour stint bright and early at 6am. Susan Gatschet moves to mid-morning, beginning at 9am.

At Noon, Music Director Arturo Gómez spins an hour’s worth of new and old selections from the KUVO library. He’s followed by Erik Troe at 1pm. Rodney Franks begins at 4pm and will be on the air until 8pm.

Here comes a mid-summer schedule shake up for Sunday afternoons on KUVO.

Beginning on July 23, “Salsa con Jazz” with host Janine Santana moves to 2 p.m.  It’s two hours of the best in salsa, mambo, Latin jazz and more, from traditional sources and new releases.

Sundays at 4 p.m., it’s KUVO’s new performance show “On Stage,” featuring great performances from around Colorado and beyond.  On July 23, host Susan Gatschet presents highlights from the John Boutté’s benefit performance for the Vail Jazz Foundation.

KUVO welcomes two new hosts to its overnight jazz lineup: Dee Alexander and John Hill.  They join Dave Schwan and Neil Tesser, providing the mix during KUVO’s overnight hours.  All four hosts with the Jazz Network are based at Chicago’s WFMT.

You may recognize the name Dee Alexander.  The jazz vocalist and educator has CDs of her own in the KUVO library, and she sang at the Niwot Festival “Jazz on 2nd Avenue” in 2014.

John Hill has programmed jazz at radio stations around the country for more than three decades.

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson will be guest-hosting on KUVO with Erik Troe on Tuesday, July 11 at 4pm, just before McPherson kicks off a two-night run at Dazzle.  Tune in to hear Erik and Charles McPherson select some outstanding classic and modern jazz!

Geri Allen – Composer / Pianist / Bandleader

Jun 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017

Edited from NPR and WBGO’s David Adler:

Geri Allen, a widely influential jazz pianist, composer and educator who defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit, died Tuesday in Philadelphia. She was 60.  The cause was cancer, said Ora Harris, her manager of 30 years.