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. 

From a recent Last Set at Birdland, Randy's interview with Roscoe Mitchell.  Roscoe Mitchell will be performing at this year's Big Ear Festival.

Big Ears Preview Podcast

Mar 16, 2018

Melony, Garrett and Todd take a quick look at some of their favorite performers coming to this year's Big Ear Festival.

Jazz keyboardist Craig Taborn talks to Todd Steed about his various performances at the upcoming Big Ears Festival. 

Bill Rukeyser sits in with Todd on Improvisations and shares some of his favorite jazz tunes. 

Phyllis Fender discusses the legacy of the man who created the Fender electric guitar empire. 

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