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Crime Beat: Junior Gotti, Sgt Smack, Murder Inc. & more

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its schedule for January 29, 2014, through April 23, 2015. Topics covered include John Gotti, Murder Inc., the 1960s and drugs, Woody Harrelson's father, the Vatican, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • January 29 - Seth Ferranti, author of Gorilla Convict: The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti. See
  • February 5 - David Berg, author of Run Brother Run: A Memoir of a Murder in my Family. See
  • February 12 - Eric Lichtblau, author of The Nazi's Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men. See
  • February 19 - Gerald Posner, author of God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. See
  • February 26 - George Anastasia, author of Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti and the Demise of the American Mafia. See
  • March 5 - Kevin Deutsch; author of The Triangle: A Year on the Ground with New York's Bloods and Crips. See
  • March 12 - Azie Faison, co-author of Game Over and director and producer of the two documentaries on Rich Porter. See
  • March 19 - Craig McGuire, Beware the Ides: Why March is the Unluckiest Month. See
  • March 26 - Caliph Shaquel, director and producer, Unfortunate: What Really happened to Kendrick Johnson? See story.
  • April 2 - Chris Cipollini, author of Murder Inc: Mysteries of the Mob's Most Deadly Hit Squad.
  • April 9 - Ike Atkinson, drug kingpin, and the subject of Ron Chepesiuk's book, Sergeant Smack. See
  • April 16 - William Northrop, author of Spook War, and Carl Senna, author of Never Charged, Never Convicted.
  • April 23 - Eric Schneier, a command appearance by renowned expert in privacy and computer security issues. See

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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