Evening Headlines — 7/22/13

Dennis Farina, police officer turned actor, dead at 69
Dennis Farina, the Chicago born police officer turned character actor, died Monday in a Scottsdale, Ariz. hospital. He was 69. His publicist told Time the actor died from a blood clot in his lung. [RNN/KFVS]

Jeff Smulyan, 10 Others Honored As 'Giants Of Broadcasting'
Emmis Communications Chairman/Pres./CEO Jeff Smulyan is one of 11 entertainment industry figures who will be honored as a Giant of Broadcasting. [ALL ACCESS]

Finally, a happy dance for the CW
Up until last week, the CW was having a pretty slow summer. But now the network, which has a bigger load of reruns than the other English-language broadcasters, is poised to see its numbers increase. [MEDIA LIFE]

Radio Talent Institute Begins Today At Western Kentucky University
Dan Vallie's National Radio Talent System is launching the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Western Kentucky University Radio Talent Institute today. [ALL ACCESS]

Townsquare Is Movin' On Up
The folks at Townsquare like to operate below the radar, but there’s no hiding the fact that after only three short years, the company is now 3rd in number of stations owned, with 242, and, per BIA/Kelsey, was ninth in billing in 2012, with nearly $190 million. [RADIO INK]

'Glee' Plans Tribute Episode To Cory Monteith
"Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy is planning a tribute episode to honor the series' deceased star, Cory Monteith. [AP]

Why Tribune's Wert has the toughest job in Chicago broadcasting
After 30 years in broadcasting, Larry Wert has just been assigned his toughest task yet: squeezing more profit out of Tribune Co.'s vastly expanded galaxy of local TV stations. [CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS]

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