Todd Steed

Director of Music, Host, Producer

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator. His role has expanded to include operations, heading up the music department, and host of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course. Todd got his start in radio at WUTK, where he served as both news and music director while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at UT. He later earned a master’s degree in education, also at UT.

Prior to working at WUOT, Todd worked overseas in China, Lithuania and Indonesia. Upon returning to the states, he was a study abroad coordinator at UT's Center for International Education.

Todd is obsessed with tea, basil, baseball, all kinds of music and is constantly finding new ways to entertain his hound dog. 

Cecilia Wright joins Todd Steed for the latest episode of Flipside to discuss Another Human. 

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Joy Harjo talks with Todd Steed about her brilliant new recording, I Pray For My Enemies. 



Todd Steed

Jazz composer and educator Eric Reed talks with Todd Steed about his new recording, the challenges of Mingus, the joy of teaching and what might be coming next. 

Video interview here. 

Todd ventures to rural lands out west in search of live jazz.  Will he find it?  Or will he find something more?

Let's all go to Kenton together and find out. 

To see the full video, click HERE. 

Don Cassell and Nancy Brennan Strange check in with Todd to talk about their new rich recording, Tanglewood.  See and hear the interview here

International Education Week carries on with a new online look. Rachel Rui from UT's Center for Global Engagement checks in from Shanghai to share details.  Many of next week's events are available to the general public.

For more information check out this link

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In this episode, Todd finds out that ping pong and jazz are toally compatible.  Also, a side trip to Baltimore with former WUOT host Lee Gardner. 

Claire Chenette visited WUOT to talk about a concert this Sunday to benefit musicians from the Knoxville Symphony during their furlough. 

More details here

UT's own Ernest Freeberg talks about his new book on the birth of the animal rights movement.  At the center of the book is Herny Bergh, a fascinating and complex character. 

The Bad Plus Live Again

Oct 5, 2020
Todd Steed

Did you know The Bad Plus just performed at the Bijou Theatre?  For no audience? Todd Steed sat down with pianist Orrin Evans to dicuss this unique concert that streams online this Friday as part of the Big Ears Festival.