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 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. He claims he is also a musician. 

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. 

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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

Todd Steed

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. 

Gregory Tardy on Time

Oct 2, 2020

Gregory Tardy has released one of the best recordings of his career, If Time Could Stand Still.  He talks with Todd Steed about the personal nature of this new, vibrant work. 

Eric Reed Arrives

Sep 23, 2020

Musician and composer Eric Reed has landed in Knoxville and is ready to go.  He sat down with Todd Steed to discuss his new role as teacher. 

Po Hannah chats with Todd Steed about the new release from Los Leslies. 

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