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Crime Beat: Al Capone, Jack the Ripper, and Sin City

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 13, 2016, through June 15, 2017. Topics covered include serial killers, Al Capone, Rasputin, Jack the Ripper, Bob Crane, the Las Vegas crime scene, and more.

  • April 13 – Luellen Smiley, author of Cradle of Crime: A Daughter’s Tribute.  See and My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel's close friend
  • April 20 – Jack Barsky, author of Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Alliances as a KGB Spy in America.
  • April 27 – Claudia Rowe, author of The Spider and the Fly. 
  • May 4 - Tom Wescott, author of Ripper Confidential: New Research on the Whitechapel Murders. 
  • May 11 - John J. Binder, author of Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime During Prohibition. See
  • May 18 — John Hook, author of Who Killed Bob Crane: The Final Close Up.
  • May 25 - Mel Ayton, author of Plotting To Kill The President – Assassination Attempts – From Washington to Hoover. See
  • June 1 - Margarita Nelipa, author of Killing Raputin: The Murder That Brought Down the Russian Empire.
  • June 8 - Alan R. Warren, author of Above Suspicion.
  • June 15 –  James Neff, author of Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.

On the air since January 28, 2011, Crime Beat is a weekly hour-long radio program that airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST.  Crime Beat presents fascinating topics that bring listeners closer to the dynamic underbelly of the world of crime. Guests have included ex-mobsters, undercover law enforcement agents, sports officials, informants, prisoners, drug dealers and investigative journalists, who have provided insights and fresh information about the world’s most fascinating subject: crime.

CRIME BEAT is currently averaging 150,000-200,000 listeners in 160 plus countries each week, and the number is growing. All shows are archived at for 24-7 listening. Crime Beat is hosted by Ron Chepesiuk, award-winning crime writer and documentary producer (

Al Profit, noted crime film director, hails Crime Beat radio as "the best show of its kind in radio for the thinking listener, both entertaining and educational."

Ronald Herd I1, the popular Internet radio host and regular listener of Crime Beat, said: "Crime Beat sounds like an organized crime greatest hits collection...I am loving it!"

Tom Hart of Atlanta, Georgia, writes: “I am a BIG fan of your show and enjoy the variety of guests you have on. Keep up the good work.”

Crime Beat airs weekly every Thursday at 8 P.M. EST on the Artist First Radio Network at To contact the Crime Beat radio program for interviews, e-mail

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