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. 

Gran Torino Returns

Sep 16, 2019

Lead vocalist Chris Ford talks about the upcoming and much anticipated Gran Torino reunion show a the Mill and Mine on September 27th. 

Todd Steed / Mr.

He lit up the Knoxville music scene for a decade and then tore up the country charts in Nashville.  Con Hunley is truly one of Knoxville's legendary music heroes.  In part one this wide ranging interview, Todd Steed explores Con's early years and his rise in the local music scene. 

As part of the Raised in Knoxville series, WUOT commissioned two songs.  Here is a chance to hear both of them, Raised in Knoxville by Mic Harrison and Hand Me Down Love by Trisha Gene Brady.

Both songs were recorded at Arbor Studios this summer and also feature Evie Andrus, Brock Henderson, John Baker, Jeff Bills, and Greg Horne.

 

Cas Walker Stories

Aug 28, 2019
Tamis

There is an epic Cas Walker book the works. The Raised in Knoxville podcast visits with Dr. Ernest Freeberg of the UT History Department to get the early scoop on what delights await the potential readers

Appalachian Media Archives

In our second Raised in Knoxville podcast we talk to Jack Neely and Bradley Reeves about the rumor that Knoxville was ashamed of country music and sent it to Nashville. 

Have a look at the slideshow created with images from Applachian Media Archives and TAMIS

The podcasts are also available on I-tunes on our Studio 865 podcast page. 

Vancy Thompson stops by to talk with Todd Steed about the bustling and beautiful output of the KJO. 

It has been said that country music was born in Bristol, raised in Knoxville and sold out in Nashville.  Todd Steed examines each of these claims, starting with a trip to Bristol to investigate the alleged big bang of country music, the Bristol Sessions. 

Todd Steed

More Than Enough is a completely satisfying duo recording from Gregory Tardy and Bill Frisell.  Tardy stopped by WUOT to talk with Todd Steed about the recording and what future projects are coming.

Jorge Variego stopped by WUOT to discuss Purple Ego, a rich and exciting mix of original music. 

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