|Founded||December 12, 1994|
First air date
|August 28, 1995|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|derived from former K11TW call sign|
|HAAT||147.9 m (485 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||41°12′13″N 100°44′0″W / 41.20361°N 100.73333°W|
|Translator(s)||KNOP-DT 2.2 (VHF) North Platte|
Public license information
|Website||KNOP-TV 2 Online|
KIIT-CD (channel 11) is a low-power, Class A television station in North Platte, Nebraska, United States, affiliated with the Fox network. It is owned by Gray Television alongside 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 US 83 in the northern part of the city; master control and some internal operations are based at the studios of co-owned KOLN in Lincoln.
Although KIIT broadcasts a digital signal, it is limited to the immediate North Platte area. It is therefore simulcast in high definition on KNOP's second digital subchannel. 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.
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, 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 the air on August 28, 1995 as a UPN affiliate; it switched to Fox on January 22, 2001. 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. 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. 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; the sale was completed on June 13, 2014.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|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|