Dma 209 (North Platte, NE)

CBS Adding Gray's KNPL As Affiliate

Beginning Sept. 1, North Platte, Neb., will have its own CBS affiliate.

CBS announced today that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Gray Television, Inc.’s KNPL North Platte, Neb. (DMA 209). The target launch date for the station is Sunday, Sept. 1.  KNPL will be viewed over the air, on cable and on satellite television.

Bob Prather, president, COO and director, Gray Television, said: “As the owner and operator of multiple CBS affiliates across the country, we greatly value the consistent quality and strength of CBS’s entertainment, news and sports programming, which perfectly complement the outstanding broadcasts produced by our stations.  We’re looking forward to adding KNPL to our portfolio of CBS stations.”

Story continues after the ad
Brand Connections


Comments (1) -

James Cieloha Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Here's the full story at: Previous story about KSNB is at: 10/11 North Platte may do well as a low power station and may be able to stay on beyond 2014. NTV by way of KHGI-CD and KWNB, and KNOP may be feeling the pressure of 10/11 as a low power station on the UHF band in North Platte. 10/11 and newly acquired KSNB under Gray Television has an unlimited budget to do all the news in widescreen HDTV in Lincoln, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, and North Platte, while KHAS and KNOP/KIIT under James (Jimmy) Hoak and Hoak media, and NTV(KHGI-CD, KWNB, KHGI)/KFXL FOX Nebraska under Harry Pappas and Pappas Telecasting has limited budgets being stretched real thin for those stations under those owner and parent of those stations. NTV and KFXL may not be around beyond May 2014 if the Pappas aren't willing to sell those stations before NTV and KFXL has their licenses expired on June 1, 2014 in addition to the possibly of spectrum being auction next year somewhere in June 2014. NTV's KHGI-CD is on UHF 27 in North Platte while KWNB is still on VHF 6 with the possibly of moving to UHF 18 that may not even happened at all. Hoak Media does not have the resources and the ability to do HDTV news on either KHAS and KNOP/KIIT and Pappas is still under in the bankruptcy and financial turmoil since the may 2008 bankruptcy filling with NTV and KFXL currently being under the control of receivership trustee Lee Shubert with NTV having HD overlays during it's newscasts for news stories while the news footage is still shot and shown in 4:3 frame and it's new show NTV's Grow being all fully an HDTV local production. Well, 10/11 know how to provide coverage to the most number of TV viewers as possible then ever than NTV.
Marketshare Blog Playout Blog




Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 27, 2016
  • 1.
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
Source: Nielsen


  • Rob Owen

    Easily fall’s best broadcast network comedy pilot, NBC’s The Good Place offers a clever high-concept premise that’s complemented with intelligent, sometimes absurdist humor. Created by Michael Schur, co-creator of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, The Good Place is a highly serialized series that’s essentially set in heaven and stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. NBC made five episodes of The Good Place available for review, and the show not only holds up, but also it improves, deepening characters that initially feel one-note and frequently leaving viewers guessing with cliffhanger endings to many of the episodes. The combination of snappy dialogue and winning but flawed characters makes The Good Place a great bet for fans of smart TV comedy.

  • Maureen Ryan

    Pitch has swagger, for good reason. It gets the big things right; the Fox drama about the first female baseball player in the Major Leagues is one of the year’s most assured and exciting debuts. But part of what impresses about the pilot is also the way it confidently strings together so many small but telling details. Ginny (Kylie Bunbury) is the first woman to be called up from the minors to the big leagues, and no show since Friday Night Lights has done a better job of portraying the internal and external pressures that weigh heavily on young athletes asked to do much more than merely succeed on the field. Pitch will likely do a good job of getting viewers to root for it. The hope is that the show won’t be an impressive, short-lived curiosity, but rather a long-term phenomenon.

  • Kevin Fallon

    In a fall TV season that’s already making a splash for championing diverse, distinctive voices in an array of projects that they created, wrote, and starred in, Better Things on FX stands out. The show is created by, written by, and starsPamela Adlon. She plays Sam Fox, the single mother of three daughters modeled after her own reality-show-ready experience raising three girls in Los Angeles following a divorce. Sam is also, like Adlon, a working actress — on shows both raunchy, a la Californication, and animated for children, like her role on Recess. It’s a refreshingly blunt take on single motherhood without sacrificing the warmth of parental love, portraying the dance between selfishness and selflessness that’s at the heart of being a parent — especially one weathering the hormonal fireworks of a household of four women at different ages.

  • David Wiegand

    The fall TV season doesn’t count as much as it used to — we already know that. But no matter how many retreads the broadcast networks throw at viewers in the next few months, this fall will be memorable because of the premiere of Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on FX. The half-hour comedy created by and starring Donald Glover (Community), simply and brilliantly recalibrates our expectations of what a TV comedy is and how black lives are portrayed on the medium.

  • Louisa Ada Seltzer

    The second reboot of the 1980s John Candy movie Uncle Buck, bumped by ABC from midseason, has the same tired jokes you'll find on any second-rate sitcom. Too bad, because Mike Epps is appealing and ABC would be wise to keep him around for future shows, but there’s just not enough to this show to suggest it will last past summer. It also airs against NBC’s America’s Got Talent, summer’s No. 1 program on broadcast, which may make it even harder to find an audience.

  • Neil Genzlinger

    Bryan Cranston brings his Tony Award-winning interpretation of President Lyndon B. Johnson to television in an adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan play All the Way, and it’s still quite a sight to behold, just as it was on Broadway in 2014. Nothing beats witnessing this kind of larger-than-life portrayal onstage, of course. But the television version, presented by HBO, offers plenty of rewards, allowing Cranston to work the close-ups and liberating him from the confines of a theater set. Cranston’s performance is a gem — in his hands, this accidental president comes across as an amazing bundle of contradictions, someone who seems at once too vulgar for the job and just right for it.

This advertisement will close automatically in  second(s). You will see this ad no more than once a day. Skip ad