Welcome to Swingin' West, the radio show that
spotlights vintage and contemporary Western Swing music and related
Mike Gross, of Manchester CT, is the producer
and host of the show that started back in February of 1980.
Awards and Honors!
Latest! Mike was honored by the Cowtown Society of Western Swing on May 5, 2012 as DJ of the Year.
Mike was inducted into the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest on July 19, 2008. Mike was also inducted into the Western Swing Music Society of Kansas Hall of Fame in June 2005 and the Western Swing Society of Sacramento Hall of Fame on October 10, 2004.
Mike was also inducted into the Seattle Pioneers Of Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2002 and was the Academy of Western Artists DJ Of The Year in 2000.
A section of photographs is found in the photo album section of the web site for these events.
Mike again was MC and DJ for Leon Rausch, Tommy Allsup, Bobby Koefer, Curly Hollingsworth and Bob Wills' Texas Playboys at Lincoln Center in New York City on Friday evening June 29, 2007 at 6:30PM. Check out the photo album for pictures.
was interviewed and featured throughout in a 2004 documentary movie on the life of Western
Swing legend Adolph Hofner.
Swingin' West Contents
Read about the show's history, recent playlists and listen to the show live or on pod cast on the internet!
All about Mike Gross and his love for all kinds of swing
Learn all about the Western Swing style of music, the history of this genre as well as today's music groups and organizations
Catch the reviews of the latest western swing music
Every month Mike picks his top 10 songs and albums
Memories of some of the artists of Western Swing and Western Music