|North Platte, NE
|Branding||10/11 North Platte|
|Channels||Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||September 3, 2013|
|Call letters' meaning||North PLatte|
|Sister station(s)||KOLN / KGIN, KNOP-TV, KIIT-CA|
|Former channel number(s)||K57CZ K25KA-D|
|Public license information:||
(semi-satellite of KOLN/KGIN) Profile
(semi-satellite of KOLN/KGIN) CDBS
KNPL-LD, virtual channel 10 (UHF digital channel 25), is a low power television station serving North Platte, Nebraska. Owned by Gray Television, and formerly a translator of CBS affiliate KOLN/KGIN Lincoln/Grand Island, the station was re-launched on September 3, 2013 as a semi-satellite featuring local news programming specific to the North Platte market.
In March 2013, Gray Television announced that it would launch a dedicated CBS station for the North Platte market, KNPL-LD. Facilities were built for the station at 400 North Dewey Street in downtown North Platte in the months leading up to its launch; news director Stephanie Hedrick explained that the launch of KNPL, along with KSNB-TV, were a part of Gray's aim to build a statewide chain of news stations, and "provide viewers in North Platte with local news and instant access to other news that matters to North Platte."
KNPL-LD signed on under the branding 10/11 North Platte on September 3, 2013.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|10.1||1080i||16:9||KNPL-LD||Main KNPL-LD programming / CBS|
|10.2||720p||10/11 Central Nebraska / MyNetworkTV|
News operation and programming
KNPL broadcasts two North Platte-specific newscasts at 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., branded as 10/11 North Platte News. These newscasts launched in high definition, making them the first local newscasts in the market to be broadcast in HD. KNPL also simulcasts programming from KOLN-TV, including Pure Nebraska and 10/11 PrepZone.
- "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.
- "CBS Adding Gray's KNPL As Affiliate". TVNewsCheck. March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "KNPL North Platte, Neb., Goes On The Air". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KNPL
- "1011 Announces Launch of KNPL-TV in North Platte Market". 1011Now.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014.