KNPL-LD

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KNPL-LD
(semi-satellite of KOLN/KGIN)
KNPL 1011 logo.jpg
North Platte, NE
United States
Branding 10/11 North Platte
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
Subchannels 10.1 CBS
10.2 MyNetworkTV
Affiliations CBS
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air date September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
Call letters' meaning North PLatte
Sister station(s) KOLN / KGIN, KNOP-TV, KIIT-CA
Former channel number(s) K57CZ K25KA-D
Transmitter power 10
Facility ID 7891
Transmitter coordinates 41°5′6″N 100°45′28″W / 41.08500°N 100.75778°W / 41.08500; -100.75778
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information:
(
semi-satellite of KOLN/KGIN) Profile

(
semi-satellite of KOLN/KGIN) CDBS
Website 1011np.com

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.

The station is part of a duopoly with NBC affiliate KNOP-TV, which was acquired by Gray from Hoak Media in 2014.[1] The whole sale was completed on June 13.[2]

History[edit]

In March 2013, Gray Television announced that it would launch a dedicated CBS station for the North Platte market, KNPL-LD.[3] 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."[4]

KNPL-LD signed on under the branding 10/11 North Platte on September 3, 2013.[4]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
10.1 1080i 16:9 KNPL-LD Main KNPL-LD programming / CBS
10.2 720p 10/11 Central Nebraska / MyNetworkTV

News operation and programming[edit]

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.[4] KNPL also simulcasts programming from KOLN-TV, including Pure Nebraska and 10/11 PrepZone.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KHAS TV - KSNB TV Statement". http://www.khastv.com/. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Gray closes Hoak deal; completes refinancing., rbr.com, Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ "CBS Adding Gray's KNPL As Affiliate". TVNewsCheck. March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "KNPL North Platte, Neb., Goes On The Air". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KNPL
  6. ^ "1011 Announces Launch of KNPL-TV in North Platte Market". 1011Now.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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