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. 

What part does rhythm play in music education?  Todd sits down with Patricia Carter, his former piano teacher at UT, and talks about this overlooked feature of music education. 

Nikki Giovanni talks to Todd Steed about her latest book and her upcoming visit to Knoxville.

John Schaefer was in town for the Big Ears Festival.  He sat down with Todd Steed to talk about the festival and the future of new music and radio. 

Improvisations host John Habel reflects on 30 years of jazz hosting on WUOT. 

The name says it all.  Perhaps not.  Scott Burland and Frank Schultz sit down with Todd Steed to discuss their unique musical partnership and their upcoming Big Ears performances. 

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