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Crime Beat Radio: Colombian drug lords, prison life, Detroit underworld, and spies

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 May 16, 2019, through July 11, 2019. Topics covered include Colombian drug lords, prison life, the Detroit underworld, Internet crime, a World War II female spy, revenge killings and more.

  • May 16 - Henry Cordes, author of Pathological: The Murderous Rage of Dr. Anthony Garcia.
  • May 23 - Elaine Shannon, author of Hunting Leroux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of Criminal Genius and His Empire.
  • May 30 - Jota Cardona, subject of the documentary, Rescued from Hell, directed by Thomas Salme.
  • June 6 - Barbara Casey, author of Velvalee Dickinson: The Doll Woman Spy.
  • June 13 - Nick Christopher and John Alite, author of Prison Rules.
  • June 20 - Don Brown, author of Travesty of Justice: The Shocking Prosecution of Clinton Lorance.
  • June 27 - Todd Merer and Shaun Atwood discuss the history of the Cali Cartel.
  • July 4 - Tina Alexis, author of Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception and Double Lives.
  • July 11 - Johnny Curry, former Detroit drug kingpin

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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