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I worked many late nights at the Old Uncle Sam's nightclub on Alcoa Highway in Knoxville with Swag. Not only was he one of the best club spinners, he was an entertainer. He was the first guy I ever saw who had a live drummer on stage with him;....playing along with the music. I can still see his face light up....as it always did when we would see one another. I will miss him....

Mike Beach


Posted by: Mike Beach - Edgewater, FL - Friend   Mar 16, 2012

I really never met Michael but felt like he was a friend through his djing and all those years on "All mixed up." There will be a big hole in Columbus radio with Michaels passing. I think the best compliment would be that he made mine and lots of other folks feet move and that's a great thing. RIP Michael...


Posted by: Claude Maynard - Columbus, OH   Mar 11, 2012

I, as well as many others, cannot find the proper words to express the feeling of loss. My heartfelt sympathy to everyone in Swaggs' family. I had the honor of working for, and then with, Mike. Starting at Cadillac Cafe' then to Headliners and Hot Peppers as well as countless weddings and mobile events. I will miss you my friend.


Posted by: Alan Cross - Columbus   Mar 09, 2012

I had a pleasure of working with Mike from 1989 through 1991 at the infamous Cadillac cafe in Dublin Ohio. Great guy to work with. He taught me a lot about music and mixing. Its so sade to see him leave us so early. God less. Steve firouzian, Dublin Ohio


Posted by: Steve Firouzian - Dublin, OH   Mar 01, 2012

I'm out of words so I'll borrow a few...impact unmeasured...walk in peace. If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung, Would you hear my voice come thru the music, Would you hold it near as it were your own? It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken, Perhaps they're better left unsung. I don't know, don't really care Let there be songs to fill the air. Reach out your hand

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Posted by: ernie - Knoxville, TN   Feb 29, 2012

To Micaels family I've known Mike for the last 30 years he was always a true blue friend.I know you had him early in life we had him from 30 to 60 and we are all richer from being around his smile laugh and all around good vibes he always displayed.Life is short and we'll all be together sooner than later. My condolences to his friends and family whom I had the pleasure to meet.Always remember the good times and the smiles will follow. See you Mike Love your buddy Larry Levine Miss you........


Posted by: Larry Levine - columbus, OH   Feb 27, 2012

My thoughts are with Mike's Family. I worked with Mike for years and have fond memories. He was always a positive spirit.


Posted by: Trina Beeching Wilson - Marysville, OH   Feb 27, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Mike, his extended family, many friends & his animals.May I see you later old friend! Steve Cupp Atlanta,Ga


Posted by: steve cupp - atlanta, GA   Feb 26, 2012

I met Michael back in the late 70's when he was spinning at Uncle Sams and I was working at WKGN. I showed him some things about radio and he showed me some things about mixing in a club. We had some good times together. He was one of the sweetest guys I've ever known. He had a wonderful soul. A joy to be around. Although I lost track over the years I did have an opportunity to reconnect with

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Posted by: Kerry Lambert - Birmingham, AL   Feb 26, 2012

Please know each family member is in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Losing a loved one is never easy, but we do know that God loves us and is there for us to lean on during this time. Fred & Betty Turner


Posted by: Fred and Betty Turner - Knoxville, TN   Feb 26, 2012