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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Press Release


Strategic Media Books


Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for March 7, 2013, through May 2, 2013. Topics covered include psycho killers, the Russian Mafia, cyber terrorism and murderers in search of redemption. Here is the lineup:                    

March 7 — Harold "Noonie G" Ward, discusses his former life with the Gangster Disciples, as well as Chicago gangs and the violence in the Windy City. See
  • March 14 — Veteran Police Officer Stacy Dittrich discusses her book, Searching for Sandra: The Story Behind the Disappearance of Sandra Cantu. See
  • March 21 — Cyber sleuth Shannen Rossmiller discusses her work hunting down terrorists online. See
  • March 28 — Joseph D. Serio’s discusses his investigation into the Russian Mafia. See
  • April 4 — Nancy Mullane discusses her fascinating book, Life after Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption. See
  • April 11 — Harold Schechter discusses his book, Psycho USA: Famous American killers you never heard of. See
  • April 18 — Stephen Talty discusses his fascinating book titled Agent Garbo: the Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent who Tricked Hitler & Saved D-Day. An investigation of the life and career of Garbo, World War II spy and history’s greatest double agent. See
  • April 25 — George Hassett will discuss his fascinating book, Gangsters of Boston. Publisher: Strategic Media Books
  • May 2 — Focus on the late Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper. Repeat of his appearance on Crime Beat.  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 160,000 listeners plus, from over 120 countries world-wide each week, and the figure is growing. All shows are archived 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.

Noah Seidenberg of Chicago says, “Love the show. Great questions you guys ask. More people need to know about this. I live in Chicago and have read about many of these events since I was a child. Keep it up.” Carolyn Yarema of Toronto, Canada writes. "One hour, commercial free, and how time guys have incredible chemistry on air and your guests are so fascinating, just keep pumpin them out....."

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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