KIIT-CD

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KIIT-CD
Fox k11t logo small.png
North Platte, Nebraska
United States
BrandingFox 11
ChannelsDigital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
TranslatorsKNOP-DT 2.2 (VHF) North Platte
Affiliations11.1: Fox (2001–present)
11.2: CW+ (KCWH-LD)
OwnerGray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
FoundedDecember 12, 1994
First air dateAugust 1995 (23 years ago) (1995-08)
Call letters' meaningderived from former K11TW call sign
Sister station(s)KNOP-TV, KNPL-LD, KNEP, KNHL, KOLN/KGIN, KSNB-TV, WOWT
Former callsignsK11TW (1994–2014)
KIIT-CA (2014–2015)
Former affiliationsUPN (1995–2001)
Transmitter power220 watts
Height147.9 m (485 ft)
ClassClass A
Transmitter coordinates41°12′13″N 100°44′0″W / 41.20361°N 100.73333°W / 41.20361; -100.73333Coordinates: 41°12′13″N 100°44′0″W / 41.20361°N 100.73333°W / 41.20361; -100.73333
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
WebsiteKNOP-TV 2 Online

KIIT-CD, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a low-powered, Class A Fox-affiliated television station licensed to North Platte, Nebraska, United States. Owned by Gray Television, it is sister to NBC affiliate KNOP-TV (channel 2) and low-power CBS affiliate KNPL-LD (channel 10). The three stations share studios on South Dewey Street in downtown North Platte; KIIT-CD's transmitter is located on U.S. Route 83 in the northern part of the city. However, master control and most internal operations are based at the studios of CBS-affiliated sister station KOLN on North 40th Street in Lincoln.

Although KIIT broadcasts a digital signal, it is limited to the immediate North Platte area.[1] It is therefore simulcast in high definition on KNOP's second digital subchannel.[2] Fox programming also airs in the area on Lincoln's KFXL-TV, which is carried on KWNB's subchannel. On cable, KIIT is carried as channel 5 on the North Platte Charter Spectrum and Allo Communications systems.

History[edit]

From the grant of its original construction permit on December 12, 1994 through June 26, 2014, the station was assigned the translator-style call sign of K11TW,[3] and retained it even after obtaining Class A status in 2001. However, outside of Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-required station identification, the station has always called itself "KIIT" on the air. It signed on in August 1995[4] as a UPN affiliate;[5] it switched to Fox on January 22, 2001.[6] Prior to K11TW's switch to Fox, KHGI-TV served as a secondary affiliate of the network for the purposes of carrying its sports programming.

K11TW was originally owned by North Platte Television, longtime owner of KNOP-TV; the company was reorganized as Greater Nebraska Television after the 1997 purchase of KHAS-TV in Hastings.[4] Greater Nebraska Television sold its stations, including K11TW and KNOP, to Hoak Media in December 2005; the sale followed the death of majority shareholder Richard Shively.[7][8] On November 20, 2013, Hoak Media announced the sale of most of its stations, including K11TW and KNOP-TV, to Gray Television, making them sister stations to KNPL;[9] the sale was completed on June 13, 2014.[8]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[10]
11.1 720p 16:9 KIIT-HD Main KIIT-CD programming / Fox
11.2 TBA (480i or 720p) TBA (4:3 or 16:9) TBA Simulcast of KCWH-LD / The CW Nebraska

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/contour.php?appid=2001955&map=Y
  2. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=49273#station
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Ulysses A. Carlini Sr". North Platte Telegraph. August 26, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "In Brief" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. August 28, 1995. p. 64. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "North Platte TV Directory". 100000 Watts. Archived from the original on August 26, 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Jergensen, Kristina (August 31, 2005). "KNOP may get new owners". North Platte Telegraph. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Johnson, Heather (September 9, 2014). "Television executives taking KNOP in new direction". North Platte Telegraph. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  10. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KIIT-CD

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