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Todd Steed

Todd Steed

Interim Director, Host, Producer

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator and host of Improvisations. He is now the music director and host of of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course, and also produces podcasts such as Improvisations to Go and Raised in Knoxville. 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 served as study abroad coordinator at UT's Center for International Education.

Todd is obsessed with tea, hound dogs, basil, baseball, spanakopita and public radio.

You can email Todd at steed@utk.edu.

  • Jazz musician, composer and radio host Christian McBride talks Zorn, Mabern, Eric Reed, Donald Brown and all things Big Ears. He's ready to return to Knoxville, a city he wants to know better.
  • Composer Jennifer Higdon talks with Todd Steed about her formative years in East Tennessee and how those shaped her work. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform her Cold Mountain Suite as part of the Moxley Carmichael Masterwork Series on March 23-24 at the Tennessee Theatre.
  • The Big Ears Festival boasts an amazing offering of jazz this year. Todd talked to legendary sax player Joe Lovano about his varied plans. Also, Gregory Tardy chats about his new, bold project which he will perform at the festival.
  • Ace announcer John Wilkerson talks all things UT Baseball with Todd Steed in anticipation of next week's home opener.
  • Composer, musician and researcher Marcel Holman stopped by WUOT to discuss his role in the upcoming Oak Ridge Chamber Music Series. More information at https://orcma.org.
  • Tatatu, the new brilliant release from jazz pianist Margherita Fava comes out this month. She sat down to talk about the music and the inspiration for the recording. More info here.
  • On this edition of Flipside, Todd and Doug discuss the pros and cons of Steely Dan. Well, mostly the pros. Steely Dan haters welcome!
  • Designer Erica Entrop talks about the new WUOT mug, aliens, what she puts in her mug, and more!
  • UT professor Maria Stehle discusses her upcoming presentation on Witches' Brew, Food and Insatiable Bodies, part of UT's Conversation and Cocktail Series.
  • The UT School of Art will host an all-day symposium on Saturday, October 8th to mark the the 50th anniversary of Norman Daly's "Civilization of Llhuros." Artists and scholars will discuss this pioneering multimedia work of archaeological fiction. Chancellor's Professor Beauvais Lyons discusses the fascinating work of Daly as well as his own work. Learn more about Llurhos: https://civilizationofllhuros.orgTo register for the symposium: https://sympoisum.civilizatoinsofllhuros.orgBeauvais Lyons website: https://art.utk.edu/printmaking/lyons/