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Todd Steed

Todd Steed

Director of Music, 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 was a study abroad coordinator at UT's Center for International Education.

Todd is obsessed with tea, hound dogs, basil, baseball, spanakopita and music of all descriptions.

You can email Todd at steed@utk.edu.

  • 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/
  • Aram Demirjian discusses the season opener, featuring music of Mozart, Shaw and Ginastera.
  • Michael deLisle joins Todd to talk Allman Brothers, Hendrix, and Tennessee Sunshine, his new release.
  • Margherita Fava and Sam Adams visit WUOT to talk about the upcoming Nxt Gen series, providing a platform for a younger generations of Knoxville musicians to produce and promote their own music.
  • After a break, the Knox Asian Festival returns to the World's Fair Park this Sunday. The free event with feature a variety of entertainment, education and food. Organizer Kumi Alderman explains the finer details of this popular festival.
  • Legendary singer Bettye LaVette talks with Todd Steed about her unflinching pursuit of her musical vision and her upcoming performance at the Tennessee Theatre.
  • Stamatoula Kaousias returns to Flipside to make her case that certain groups that Todd adores, may not be, in some cases, all that adorable.
  • Nicki Collett from the Tennessee Theatre pops in to discuss the upcoming Pass The Mic series at the Tennessee Theatre and the Black Opry Revue. Todd picks out some choice cuts from several of the artists in the Revue, including Nikki Morgan (pictured above) and Jennah Bell.
  • UT History professor Ernie Freeberg speaks with UT historian Dr. Shellen Wu, a specialist in modern Chinese history. She helps us understand the origin and legacy of the fair’s most popular exhibit, the pavilion hosted by the People’s Republic of China. Promoters of the fair liked to claim that history was being made in Tennessee—and in the case of the China pavilion, they delivered on that promise.