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Crime Beat Radio: The Mob's Prime Minister, The Irish Dock Boss, Spies & Serial Killers

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 5, 2018, through September 27, 2018. Topics covered include Frank Costello, Ernest Hemingway and Espionage, Dirty Tricksters, 1968 and Radical Action, White Boy Rick, a Mega Jewel Heist, Serial Killers, Chicago Numbers, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • July 5 - David Hirschman, author of Hijacked: The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705.
  • July 12 - Anthony DeStefano, author of Hoodlum: Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Mafia.
  • July 19 - Dorothy Marcic, author of With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice.
  • July 26 - Daniel Simone, author of The Pierre Hotel Affair: How Eight Gentlemen Thieves Orchestrated the Largest Jewel Heist in History.
  • August 2 - Nicholas Reynolds, author of. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures.
  • August 9 - Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me.
  • August 16 - Command appearance of Neil Clark, author of Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the Westside Waterfront.
  • August 23 - Mike Roe and Ron Chepesiuk. authors of Robin Hood of the Hood: The Life and Times of Teddy Roe, Policy King.  See   ;
  • August 30 - Doug Kelly, author of Dirty Trickster, Corporate Spy: A Watergate Saboteur Switches from Disrupting Campaigns to Spying on Employees.
  • September 6 - Peter Vronsky, author of Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers.
  • September 13 - Seth Ferranti, producer of the documentary, White Boy, and Rick Burnstein, consultant to the White Boy Rick movie, discuss the movie. See and
  • September 20 - Richard Vinen, author of 1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies.
  • September 27 - Alan Warren, author of Confessions Of Murder: Exposing the False Confessions Created from the Mr. Big Stings.

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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