The new Gray Television outlet brings CBS programming and high-def local news to the country’s 209th market.
North Platte, Neb. (DMA 209), has a new television station as Gray Television’s CBS affiliate KNPL (branded as “10/11 North Platte”) went on the air today.
“The launch of KNPL-TV means North Platte now has its own local CBS affiliate, with its own news team, sales/marketing team, and creative services department,” said the station’s General Manager Susan Ramsett. “We’re excited to be here and are looking forward to serving the viewers, businesses and organizations that call North Platte home.”
KNPL can be viewed over the air on ch. 10, and soon on ch. 10 on Dish Network and cable providers.
The station’s office is at 400 North Dewey Street. “During the past few months, we’ve transformed this historic downtown space into a modern news and production studio with state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment,” Ramsett says. “This means 10/11 North Platte viewers can now see the area’s first local newscasts in high-definition, the latest advances in weather graphics, and live capabilities throughout the area.”
The station’s newscasts at 6:30 and 10 p.m. are, according to KNPL, the area’s first high-definition local news. The newscasts are anchored by Adam Uhernik, Kristin Bauer and meteorologist Rusty Dawkins.
“We’re excited to give viewers in North Platte a high-definition choice for early evening news,” said News Director Stephanie Hedrick. “Plus, having a statewide network [Gray also owns stations in Omaha and Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney] means we’ll be able to provide viewers in North Platte with local news and instant access to other news that matters to North Platte: daily Husker practice reports, updates from the Legislature, the State Fair or Husker Harvest Days … the possibilities are endless.”
In addition to local news, weather, sports and CBS programming, the station will produce local shows including Pure Nebraska and 10/11 PrepZone Weekly.