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Crime Beat: Las Vegas Mafia, War on Drugs, Chicago Outfit

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 June 22, 2017, through August 24, 2017. Topics covered include the Las Vegas mafia, Charles Manson, the Chicago Outfit, the War on Drugs, predatory female teachers, Leslie Van Houten, among others.

  • June 22 - Rebecca Morris, author of Bad Apples: Inside the Student/Teacher Sex Scandal Epidemic.
  • June 29 - Neil Clark, author of Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the Westside Waterfront
  • July 6 - Judith Yates, author of She is Evil: Madness and Murder in Memphis.
  • July 13 - Red Wemette, author of Nobody Cares and See What I Did About It: The Red Wemette Story of the Chicago Outfit. 
  • July 20 - Richard Stratton, author of Kingpin: Prisoner of the War on Drugs.
  • July 27 -  Frank Cullotta and Dennis Griffin, authors of The Rise and Fall of a Casino Mobster: The Tony Spilotro Story through a Hitman’s Eyes.
  • August 3 - Peter Chiarmonte, author of No Journey’s End: My Tragic Romance with Ex-Manson Girl, Leslie van Houten
  • August 10 - Raymond Lawinger, author of Freedom of the Few: The True Story of the Take Back Bandit: Canada’s Most Prolific Bank Robber.
  • August 17 - Command appearance of Laurence Leamer author of The Lynching: The Epic Court Battle that Brought Down the Klan.
  • August 24 - Alan Warren, author of Blood Thirst: True Story of Rapist, Vampire and Serial Killer, Wayne Boden.

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 numbers are 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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