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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On Sunday, April 22, KUVO’s archive show “On Stage” revisits the music of our “homegirl” and newest NEA Jazz Master, Ms. Dianne Reeves.

On Sunday, April 15 at 4pm, KUVO’s archive show “On Stage” is proud to celebrate the music of Denver-based pianist Joe Bonner as we approach the 70th anniversary of his birth. (He was born April 20, 1948.)

Sitting in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio before a show begins is an edge-of-the-seat experience. Something is about to happen!

The cacophony of warm up scales, new phrases and favorite riffs ceases. The host calls the room and musicians to attention as the clock counts down to the appointed time.  “One minute!” the producer shouts, startling everyone except the host who is keenly aware of exactly how much time is left before introducing the performance to a vast, unseen audience - Radioland.

In addition to being Jazz Appreciation Month, April is also National Poetry Month. On Sunday, April 1 at 4pm, “On Stage” marks that eternally cool mash-up of artistic expression with a few jazz poetry sessions captured at KUVO with Lou Malandra!

MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography

On the final Sunday of March, KUVO’s archive spotlight program “On Stage” shines on a few female vocalists that have graced the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio.