|North Platte, Nebraska
|Slogan||Coverage You Can Count On|
|Channels||Digital: 2 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
|Translators||K09GW Broken Bow
K18DH Broken Bow
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||December 15, 1958|
|Call letters' meaning||NOrth Platte|
|Sister station(s)||KNPL-LD, KIIT-CA|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
2 (VHF, 1958-2009)
Digital: 22 (UHF)
|Transmitter power||16 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KNOP-TV is the NBC affiliated television station in North Platte, Nebraska. It's owned by Gray Television along with CBS affiliate, KNPL-LD, and Fox affiliate KIIT-CA. The station is also seen on rebroadcast translators K09GW and K18DH in Broken Bow. Both of the translators currently broadcast an analog signal.
- 1 History
- 2 Digital television
- 3 News operation
- 4 References
- 5 External links
The television station went on-air on December 15, 1958. In 1968, it was purchased by Dick Shively and Ulysses Carlini Sr. After purchasing Hastings, Nebraska station KHAS-TV in 1997, Shively and Carlini operated the stations (as well as K11TW, now KIIT-CA, which they founded in 1994) as Greater Nebraska Television. Shively died in 2003. In 2005, Greater Nebraska Television sold the stations to Hoak Media.
On November 20, 2013, Hoak announced the sale of most of its stations, including KNOP-TV and K11TW, to Gray Television. The sale will make them sister stations to CBS affiliate KNPL-LD; it will also partially separate KNOP from KHAS-TV, which will be sold to Excalibur Broadcasting but be operated by Gray's KOLN/KGIN and KSNB-TV through a shared services agreement. However, on June 11, 2014, KHAS-TV announced it would leave the air at midnight on June 13 and NBC programming would be moved to KSNB-TV and the digital subcarrier of KOLN/KGIN. The whole sale was completed on June 13.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|2.1||1080i||16:9||KNOP-HD||Main KNOP-TV programming / NBC|
|2.2||720p||K11T-SD||simulcast of KIIT-CA / Fox|
KNOP-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, in early February 2009. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 22 to VHF channel 2 for post-transition operations.
- Your Esso Reporter (1958-1961)
- KNOP-TV Reports (1962-1968)
- TV-2 News (1968-1975)
- NewsCenter 2 (1975-1991)
- News 2 (1991-Present)
- KNOP-TV Channel 2, Nebraska's Full Color Station (1960s)
- The TV-2 News Team: Covering all of Central Nebraska (early 1970s)
- Nebraska's Choice for News (mid 1970s)
- NewsCenter 2, Nebraska's Most Complete Television News Service (late 1970s)
- You've Got a Friend on 2 (1979-1980)
- Get the Picture, on NewsCenter 2 (early 1980s)
- You're at Home with Channel 2 (1980-1981)
- The Power of 2 (1981-1982)
- Nebraska's 24-Hour News Channel (early 1990s)
- Coverage You Can Count On (1999–present)
- Alex Egan - weeknights at 10:00 p.m.; also reporter
- Wayne Stafford - weekday mornings News 2 Sunrise (6:00 - 7:00 a.m.); also reporter
- Jacque Harms - weekdays at 11:30 a.m.; also news director
- TBA - weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also reporter
- GinaLisa Tamayo - Saturdays at 6:00 and weekends at 10:00 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Kent Winder - weeknights at 6:00 p.m.; also assignment editor
TrueView Weather Team
- Carl Rippy - chief weather anchor; weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Tara Moore - meteorologist; weekday mornings News 2 Sunrise (6:00 - 7:00 a.m.), also reporter and fill-in anchor
- Tom Clements - weather anchor; Saturdays at 6:00 and weekends at 10:00 p.m., also weeknight reporter
- Joe Swift - sports director; weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Rachel Kilmer - sports anchor; Saturdays at 6:00 and weekends at 10:00 p.m.; also sports reporter
- Beatriz Reyna - general assignment reporter
- Ross Ferguson - general assignment reporter
- Ethen Herrington - general assignment reporter
Former on-air staff
- Jacqueline Skarda - anchor
- Jenn Hatcher - anchor (Now at KLKN In Lincoln, NE)
- Dan Hawk - anchor Sports Director (Now at KOAM In Joplin, MO)
- Amber Krycka - anchor (Now at WTVQ In Lexington, KY)
- Burke, Timothy. "We Now Have The Will Ferrell Old Milwaukee Super Bowl Ad In HD, Along With More Info About It". Deadspin. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- Carlini, Holly. "Commercial Ran Only On KNOP-TV". KNOP-TV. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "KHAS TV - KSNB TV Statement". http://www.khastv.com/. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Gray closes Hoak deal; completes refinancing., rbr.com, Retrieved 13 June, 2014.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KNOP
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Several Neb. stations prepare for digital switch, JOSH FUNK, Associated Press, February 13, 2009
- http://www.southernmedia-nmsa.com/#1,1,KNOP. KNOP-TV - SouthernMedia's News Music Search Archive
- The KNOP News 2 News Team
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KNOP
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KNOP-TV