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

This Sunday, August 19, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” takes you into the world of singer-actress Peggy Lee through the music of bassist-vocalist Nicki Parrott as part of the Vail Jazz Festival.

American music lost a giant today. Singer and pianist Aretha Franklin died at age 76 this morning, due to complications of advanced pancreatic cancer, according to family sources quoted by the Detroit Free Press.  

Susan Gatschet

KUVO’s popular weekday morning feature “Stories of Standards” is getting a new presenter!  Afternoon host Rodney Franks takes the reins effective Monday, August 6, 2018.


This Sunday, August 12, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” presents the 23-year old Spanish trumpeter/vocalist Andrea Motis, captured at the Vail Jazz Festival.

On Stage: Tony Desare

Aug 1, 2018

This Sunday, August 5, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” throws you back to the Rat Pack era with singer, pianist, composer, and raconteur Tony Desare from the Vail Jazz Festival.

Downbeat Magazine calls Tony Desare a “rising star male vocalist,” thanks to his six CDs, and performances from Carnegie Hall, on YouTube with Postmodern Jukebox, with symphony orchestras and headlining in Las Vegas with Don Rickles. His performance this summer as part of the Vail Jazz Festival was with the dynamic 17-piece H2 Big Band.