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Crime Beat Radio: Boxing and the Mob, Nicky Barnes, Frank Lucas

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 July 18, 2019, through September 12, 2019. Topics covered include Bullying, Nicky Barnes, Boxing and the Mob, Frank Lucas, Ike Atkinson, Domestic Abuse, Pirate, Serial Killers, and more.

  • July 18 - Shannon O’Leary, author of Out of the Fire and Into the Pan.
  • July 25 - Laura Lippman, author of Lady in the Lake, and John Dedakis, author of Fake. See and
  • August 1 - Rich Cohen, author of The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation. See
  • August 8 - Alan Warren, author of Drinks, Dinner and Death: The True Story of Dennis Nilsen.
  • August 15 - Joe Broadmeadow and Robert Walason, authors of Unmade: Honor, Loyalty, Redemption. See
  • August 22 - JA Yates, author of Bullied to Death: A Story of Bullying, Social Media and the Suicide of Sherokee Harriman. Joined by Nancy Willard. See
  • August 29 - Jeffrey Sussman, author of Boxing and the Mob. The Notorious History of the Sweet Science. See
  • September 5 - Lou Diaz, Chuck Lutz and Lew Rice. Topic: Ike Atkinson, Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes, The Legacy: The DEA Perspective.
  • September 12 - Ike Atkinson, Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes, The Street Perspective. Guests to be announced. 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 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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