Carlos Lando, GM of KUVO in Denver, will transition to a new role at the station, according to a Wednesday announcement by Rocky Mountain Public Media.
Lando, who has led the jazz station since 2012, will “devote more time” to The Morning Set with Carlos Lando, as EP and host, according to RMPM, parent organization of KUVO. Lando is expected to completely transition out of his GM role by late October and become senior radio advisor to CEO Amanda Mountain and COO Karla Hanlon.
“I’m looking forward to reconnecting one-on-one with listeners in our community,” Lando said in the announcement. “The opportunity to do that on a daily basis is an honor and it’s sacred in terms of the relationships that KUVO Jazz has with so many people in our community.”
“We are surpassing our second generation of listeners … that have grown up with us,” he added. “That’s so valuable, and getting back to the front line of these community relationships is what matters most to me.”
Before he became GM, Lando had been PD at KUVO since 1987.
KUVO PD Max Ramirez will manage day-to-day operations of the station while RMPM completes a search for Lando’s successor.
“Over the decades, Carlos has built KUVO Jazz to be a place of belonging for so many listeners, volunteers, and staff, uniting community, culture, and music,” Mountain said in the announcement. “It is a privilege to continue to build upon this strong foundation to ensure KUVO Jazz remains a home for many for generations to come.”