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. 

Aaron Greenwald discusses his new job as Managing Director of Big Ears Festival.  

Local composer Dennis Belisle sits down with Todd Steed to talk composing and his colorful music history. 

Vocalist Louis-Virie Blanche stopped by to talk with Todd about his love of jazz and an overlooked musician he wanted to share with our listeners, Big Chief Russell Moore. 

We are sad to report that our weekend classical announcer, Jim Blalock, passed away over the weekend after a long, valiant battle against cancer. WUOT was fortunate to call Jim a colleague, mentor, and encyclopedia of classical music knowledge. More importantly, Jim was our friend. From the time he took to the WUOT airwaves, Jim was an instant favorite for many of our listeners.

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Julia Nunes returns to a town she visited often in the early part of her career.  She talks about her latest release, breakup songs, and the ups and downs of life and touring. 

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The research of University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Maurice Stucke is playing a role in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s investigation into whether tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have too much power in the marketplace.  Todd Steed sat down with professor Stucke to discuss this and his law class that focuses on competition. 



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R.B. Morris and Jack Neely are teaming up for a night of music and history at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral this Friday, as part of the 175th anniversary celebrations the cathedral is doing this year. Music Director Jason Overall sits down with Todd Steed to discuss the details. 

Even though he backs a losing baseball team, Jody Collins is a true winner.  Here he explains just what he was thinking. 

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Amanda Mohney discusses her winning shirt and her love for WUOT.  And other things.  The t-shirt reimagines the WUOT 70th Anniversary logo.

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Con Hunley discusses the Nashville years, performing at the White House and going to South Africa with Big John Tate in the final episode of the Raised in Knoxville podcast.