|Fate||Acquired by Gray Television|
Hoak Media Corporation was a broadcast media company based in Dallas, Texas. Hoak once owned eighteen television stations (including satellites), all in medium and small-markets, mostly in the Great Plains states and Colorado. Hoak Media was established in August 2003.
On November 20, 2013, Gray Television announced that it would purchase Hoak Media and Parker Broadcasting, excluding KREX (and its satellites), KFQX and WMBB (which could not be sold to Gray as it already owned stations in the markets affected), and as well as KAUZ-TV. Some of Hoak's stations were originally going to be sold to Excalibur Broadcasting and they would have been operated by Gray under local marketing agreements. On December 19, it was announced that KREX and WMBB would be sold to Nexstar Broadcasting Group, while KFQX would be sold to Mission Broadcasting.
The sale was completed on June 13, 2014. However, some stations were forced to go off the air and their programming was moved to subchannels of Gray-owned stations (and in Hastings, Nebraska, from KHAS-TV to KSNB-TV with KSNB-TV's existing programming moving to a subchannel), due to some stations unable to receive regulatory approval after the FCC's then-recent ruling on joint sales agreements. Those silent stations were later sold off to minority interests.
On August 10, 2015, Hoak announced it would sell its last remaining station, KAUZ-TV (which was not included in the sale of most of Hoak's other stations to Gray Television, and of which was originally going to be sold to KAUZ Media, Inc.), to American Spirit Media (a Charlotte, North Carolina-based company headed by Thomas B. Henson) and would be operated under a shared services agreement by Raycom Media as a result of that company's acquisition of Drewry Communications (which had operated KAUZ-TV under a joint sales agreement since 2009). The sale was completed on December 1, completing the disestablishment of Hoak.
Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.
|City of license / Market||Station||Channel||Years owned||Current status|
|Grand Junction, CO||KFQX||4||2003–2014[a]||Fox affiliate owned by Mission Broadcasting[b]|
|KREX-TV||5||2003–2014||CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group|
|KGJT-CD||27||2003–2014||MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group|
|Glenwood Springs, CO||KREG-TV[α]||3||2003–2014||MeTV owned-and-operated (O&O) by Weigel Broadcasting|
|Montrose, CO||KREY[α]||10||2003–2014||CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group|
|Panama City, FL||WMBB||13||2008–2014||ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group|
|Alexandria, LA||KALB-TV||5||2008–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Monroe, LA||KNOE-TV||8||2007–2014||CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|KAQY||11||2008–2014[a]||MeTV affiliate KMLU, owned by Legacy Broadcasting|
|Hastings, NE||KHAS-TV||5||2005–2014||The CW affiliate KNHL, owned by Gray Television|
|North Platte, NE||KNOP-TV||2||2005–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|K11TW||11||2005–2014||Fox affiliate KIIT-CD, owned by Gray Television|
|Bismarck, ND||KFYR-TV||5||2007–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Dickinson, ND||KQCD-TV[β]||7||2007–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Minot, ND||KMOT[β]||10||2007–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Williston, ND||KUMV-TV[β]||8||2007–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Fargo, ND||KXJB-TV||4||2007–2014[a]||KRDK-TV, owned by Major Market Broadcasting|
|KVLY-TV||11||2007–2014||NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Sioux Falls, SD||KSFY-TV||13||2007–2014||ABC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Aberdeen, SD||KABY-TV[γ]||9||2007–2014||Defunct, license cancelled in 2018|
|Pierre, SD||KPRY-TV[γ]||4||2007–2014||ABC affiliate owned by Gray Television|
|Wichita Falls, TX||KAUZ-TV||6||2003–2015[c]||CBS affiliate owned by American Spirit Media[d]|
On June 5, 2012, all of Hoak's stations were pulled from Dish Network after they failed to renew a carriage agreement. The refusal to renew reportedly surrounds Dish Network's "Hopper" digital video recorder and its controversial commercial-skipping feature AutoHop—which has also led to complaints from the major U.S. television networks. Dish Network's senior vice president of programming scolded the company for its decision to pull its channels from the service, believing that their decision disrespects "customer control" over programming.