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, 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. He claims he is also a musician. 

Asheville musician Shane Parish treats us to some solo acoustic music and discusses his intimate new recording.  He'll be back in town for the Big Ears Festival in March. 

Recent Knoxville transplant talks about integrating his guitar music into the local jazz scene.

Dweezil Zappa's Dilemma

Jan 6, 2017

Dweezil Zappa discusses his ongoing legal dispute over the use of his family name. Improvisations  host Todd Steed and Dweezil also discuss details on guitars, teaching and his upcoming performance at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville. 

Songwriter Todd Burge stops by for an enjoyable performance and chat on Studio 865.  Todd discusses his history on Mountain Stage and life in West Virginia. 

From Beijing to Nashville, Wu Fei has redefined Chinese classical music.  From collaborations with John Zorn to Abigial Washburn, she has opened up what the guzheng can bring to modern music.  Wu Fei performs live in the studio and discusses the magic of her instrument. She will be back in Knoxville this spring as part of the Big Ears Festival.  This podcast version includes the full performance and interview with Todd Steed.

Part two of our interview with Marshal Andy.  The good Marshal explains how created his persona and television show. 

WUOT practicum student Jake White takes Todd through the world of Bedroom Pop. 

Knoxville legend Marshal Andy discusses his new book and the early years of his career.  

Several members of the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble discuss the joys and challenges of performing modern electronic music.   They will perform a free (musically and economically speaking) concert this Friday at 6:00 PM at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. 

The man who designed the 2016 Fall Fund Drive mug tells his story.

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