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CBS Adding Gray's KNPL As Affiliate

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

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James Cieloha Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Here's the full story at: http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/1011-Announces-Launch-of-KNPL-TV-in-North-Platte-Market-198963201.html Previous story about KSNB is at: http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/1011-Central-Nebraska-Debuts-April-1-193103831.html 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.
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Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 27, 2016
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