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KUVO 89.3 Jazz Denver is celebrating 30 years on the air

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In celebration of bringing jazz to Denver for 30 years, KUVO is teaming up with the Blair-Caldwell Library to create an exhibit sure to take jazz lovers down a musical memory lane!

Since its very first record dropped on August 29, 1985, KUVO 89.3 Jazz FM - Denver has proudly been offering a mix of jazz, Latino and blues. Located in a studio in Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood, KUVO has established a go-to hub for musicians from around the world. KUVO's history will be on display at the Blair-Caldwell Library July 7- September 9, 2015 and is open to the public.

Music Director Arturo Gómez, who spearheaded the project, said cataloging the station's colorful history was like entering a musical time capsule. "It struck me how far we have come in the past 30 years, from humble beginnings fueled mostly by inspiration to the world-renowned jazz station we are today. I couldn't be prouder."

Florence Hernández-Ramos, KUVO's first CEO, says she thinks the station's growth and success can be attributed in large measure to music lovers who tirelessly offered support and volunteered their time to keep the station alive.

"From day one, KUVO has been about community, and about culture and acceptance, and we had a staff that was committed to these principles – plus, they loved jazz and KUVO's innovative weekend programming," said  Hernández-Ramos.

"1985-2015: KUVO Celebrates 30 Years" will be open during regular library hours and will also include special Saturday afternoon Movie Days. The exhibit and matinee events are free to the public, but seating for the movies is limited to a first-come, first served basis.