Todd Steed

Jazz Coordinator/Director of Operations/Host/Producer

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator. His role has expanded to include operations, fill-in host of All Things Considered, 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. Other work has included artist management, recording and performing music, and serving as a host for several live events around Knoxville.

Wendell Potter discusses his latest book and the influence of big money on politics.  He will speak at Union Avenue Books on Friday, June 10 at 6:00.   His is the author of Deadly Spin and co-author of Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy. 

Bassist and vocalist Bryn Davies reflects back on working with legendary songwriter Guy Clark, Jack White and more.  Bryn also shares some of her favorite recordings on this episode of Flipside. 

On the occasion of her 80th birthday, jazz composer Carla Bley talks to Todd Steed about her latest projects. Also joining Carla is bassist Steve Swallow. 

Mary Campbell, Assistant Professor of Art History, discusses her upcoming UT Humanities Center "Conversations and Cocktails' talk on plural wives from the Latter-day Saints in the nineteenth century.

Canadian songwriter Kenny Munshaw talks about the joys of living in very different parts of North America.  He also discusses his upcoming benefit show on April 30th at TVUUC. 


Senior Lecturer Megan Fields discusses how students can overcome public speaking anxiety.  

Kamasi Washington talks to Todd Steed about his Big Ears performance and his booming career. 

Guitarist Mary Halvorson discusses the joys and challenges of playing solo.  Halvorson is here in Knoxville this week as part of the Big Ears festival. 

Jazz musician Wadada Leo Smith talks to Todd Steed about his upcoming Big Ears performance.

Jorge Variego talks about his musical journey around the globe that led him to Knoxville.  He also performs improvised music during his interview.