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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Noel Community Arts School (NCAS) at the Montbello High School campus is one of eight pilot schools for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities "Turnaround: Arts" initiative. It's an effort to demonstrate the role of the arts in America's educational reform movement.  Actress Alfre Woodard visited Denver to be at the first day of class last week at NCAS.   Woodard sat down with KUVO to talk about their effort.

Denver City Council District 9 is unusually shaped, with "dog legs" and "spurs." It's extremely diverse, including the neighborhoods of Elyria-Swansea and Globeville, the "mousetrap" intersection of two interstate highways (I-25 and I-70), Union Station, and more.

Anna Krantz virtually grew up at her father Jerry Krantz's lower downtown cantina and jazz establishment, El Chapultepec, which marks its 80th anniversary with events Sunday Aug. 4 through Saturday Aug. 10.

Here is the long-form interview between KUVO program director Carlos Lando and Anna Krantz, which includes recollections of old Denver, BB King, the Marsalis Family, the night U2 was turned away, and the future of "The Pec."

Colorado small business owners and professional associations that support a path to citizenship have announced a statewide "buy-cott" campaign, urging consumers to spend at businesses that publicly support a comprehensive immigration reform bill. It's a turnabout on the long and often difficult tactic of boycotting unjust businesses, said Michele Soli, spokeswoman for Rights for All People. Organizers say nearly 400 businesses have already signed on.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered the 2013 State of the City address Wednesday morning at Forney Transportation Museum, surrounded by trains and vintage cars, "a reminder of the 19th century Denverites who pitched in to link our fledgling city to the transcontinental railroad that was passing us by."