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KNOXVILLE — Todd Steed has been promoted to jazz/radio operations coordinator at the University of Tennessee’s public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM.

Steed has served as the station’s jazz coordinator and has hosted WUOT’s jazz show “Improvisations” on Tuesdays and Thursdays since 2007. His role has expanded to include operations related to the station’s second digital channel, WUOT-2. Steed also hosts WUOT’s “Studio 865/Flipside” and is a local fill-in host for NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

“Todd already has proven himself to be a very talented host and producer,” WUOT Program/Operations Director Greg Hill said. “Operational duties require strong attention to detail and a curiosity about technology. Todd possesses both, and I know he will do an excellent job in this new role.”

Steed began his broadcasting career as music director of WUTK 90.3 FM, UT’s student radio station, from 1983-1984. In the 1990s, he served as a television reporter for “Tele-3,” the first English language news program to air in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was a radio host in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Steed was a study abroad coordinator/adviser at UT’s Center for International Education from 1998-2007 and has led teaching trips to China’s Tsinghua University. Other work has included artist management and radio programming for AC Entertainment.

An avid musician, Steed has led a number of successful Knoxville bands including Smokin’ Dave, Apelife, and The Suns of Phere. He has released several recordings that earned positive reviews in CREEM Magazine, Musician, No Depression and several international publications.

Steed holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UT.

A Knoxville native, Steed lives in North Knoxville with his wife, Stama.

Listener-supported WUOT is licensed to the University of Tennessee. WUOT is a member of NPR and a Public Radio International affiliate. The station’s primary format is classical and jazz music, news and public affairs. WUOT serves listeners throughout East Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streams on the web at WUOT’s second audio channel, WUOT-2, is available on HD Radioâ„¢, Internet radio and on the web.

C O N T A C T :

Greg Hill, WUOT Program/Operations Director, (865-974-4905,