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Crime Beat: Cocaine, Steroids, Crack, Bikers & the Mob

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for August 28, 2014, through October 28, 2014. Topics covered include cocaine kingpin George "Blow" Jung, Blood Sport steroids, Washington DC's crack epidemic,  and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • August 28 — George Jung, legendary drug dealer whose story was in featured the movie Blow, starring Johnny Depp.
  • September 4 — Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia Roberts, authors of Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era
  • September 11 — Joanne Drayton, author of The Search for Anne Perry.
  • September 18 — Ruben Casteneda, author of S Street Rising: Crack Murder and redemption in D.C.
  • September 25 — Mel Ayton, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: The Warren Report and Oswald's Guilt and Motive 50 years On.
  • October 2 — Mark Songini, author of Boston Mob: The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer.
  • October 9 — Bryce T. Bauer, Gentlemen Bootleggers: A True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition and a Small Town in Cahoots.
  • October 16 — Jay Dobyns, author of No Angel: My Harrowing undercover Journey to the Inner-Circle of the Hells Angels.
  • October 23 — Rena Kopystenski, author of An Unbelievable Life: Agent Orange and One Woman's Fight against It.

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 180,000 listeners in 130 plus countries each week, and the figure is growing. All shows are archived at for 24-7 listening. Crime Beat is hosted by award-winning crime writer and documentary producer Ron Chepesiuk ( and broadcast journalist and freelance writer Will Hryb.

Ronald Herd, 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 your show. “Keep up the good work.” Carolyn Yarema of Toronto, Canada writes, "fabulous program guys' ... my husband Chi Chi and I never miss the show."

Crime Beat airs weekly every Thursday at 8 P.M. EST on the Artist First World Radio Network at To contact the Crime Beat radio program for interviews, e-mail or call 803-366-5440.

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