new show coming to GNF

There is a great new show coming to GNF. join Valerie Leonard for Non-profit U every Monday from 2pm – 3pm (cst). Starting may 15th.

More Info to follow.

Chicago Defender Audio Articles

The Chicago Defender & Has teamed up to present “Audio Articles” hosted by


Join Glenn Reedus for his show Entitled “The City”. A new radio show that will keep you informed on the latest news and information affecting our community. Every Thursday 1pm – 2pm (CST)

Glen Broadcast his show every week LIVE from the Chicago Defender Building located 4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL

Chicago native Glenn Reedus is the father of three 20-something sons, as well as an award-winning journalist. Reedus, who also is the former managing editor of both the Chicago Crusader and the Chicago Defender newspapers, has been a reporter, business reporter, and metro editor at daily newspapers in Waterloo, Iowa; Pontiac, MI, and Toledo, Ohio. Reedus was the founder of a hyper-local online newspaper serving Chicago’s South Suburbs.


He was a recipient of a new media fellowship from the Newspaper Association of America, and was named a Herbert J. Davenport Fellow in Economic Reporting at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His current journalism venture is DePriest Voters Chronicles (DVC) – an online newsletter focusing on politics in Chicago’s 17 predominantly Black wards. A spinoff of DVC is “Beyond the 17” a speakers bureau featuring elected officials and public policy professionals. You can read some of his work at


In addition to his journalism career, Reedus has a successful background as political campaign manager, strategist and consultant, with a speciality in communications, including online content.


Currently, an independent journalist, his work focuses on political and educational research and writing. He also is pushing his technology passion these days by exploring how drones can be used to cover news in urban areas.


Reedus, a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School on Chicago’s West Side, and Creighton University in Omaha,  is married to Michelle Thomas.