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Crime Beat: Mafia history, King of Steroids & more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for June 26, 2014, through August 21, 2014. Topics covered include Mafia History, the Pizza Bomber, Joseph Mengele, private investigation work and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • June 26—Mel Ayton, author of Hunting the President.
  • July 3—Marcus Valdespino, author of White Boy Confessions: The Explosive Story of Marcus Valdespino and San Antonio's Hood.
  • July 10—Kai Bird, author of The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames.
  • July 17—Catherine Pelonero, author of A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences.
  • July 24—Chris Cipollini, author of Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangster Legend.
  • July 31—Burl Barer, author of Body Count, Fatal Beauty and other true crime books.
  • August 7—Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, authors of Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love.
  • August 14—Joseph Sales, author of Joey The Needle: The Man Who Would Be King of Steroids.
  • August 21—Bob Deasy, author of Uncle Charlie: A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Drug Lords, Command Appearance.

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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