KIIT-CD
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KCWH-LD The CW Nebraska logo.png
Channels
BrandingFox 11
Nebraska CW (CD2)
Programming
Affiliations11.1: Fox (2001–present)
11.2: CW+ (KCWH-LD)
Ownership
Owner
KNOP-TV, KNPL-LD, KNEP, KNHL, KOLN/KGIN, KSNB-TV, WOWT
History
FoundedDecember 12, 1994
First air date
August 1995 (26 years ago) (1995-08)
Former call signs
K11TW (1994–2014)
KIIT-CA (2014–2015)
UPN (1995–2001)
Call sign meaning
derived from former K11TW call sign
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID49285
ClassCD
ERP220 watts
HAAT147.9 m (485 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°12′13″N 100°44′0″W / 41.20361°N 100.73333°W / 41.20361; -100.73333Coordinates: 41°12′13″N 100°44′0″W / 41.20361°N 100.73333°W / 41.20361; -100.73333
Translator(s)KNOP-DT 2.2 (VHF) North Platte
Links
Public license information
WebsiteKNOP-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. However, master control and some internal operations are based at the studios of CBS-affiliated sister station KOLN on North 40th Street in Lincoln.

Although KIIT broadcasts a digital signal, it is limited to the immediate North Platte area.[1] It is therefore simulcast in high definition on KNOP's second digital subchannel.[2] 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.

History

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,[3] 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 in August 1995[4] as a UPN affiliate;[5] it switched to Fox on January 22, 2001.[6] 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.[4] 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.[7][8] 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;[9] the sale was completed on June 13, 2014.[8]

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[10]
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

References

  1. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".
  2. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Ulysses A. Carlini Sr". North Platte Telegraph. August 26, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "In Brief" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. August 28, 1995. p. 64. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "North Platte TV Directory". 100000 Watts. Archived from the original on August 26, 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Jergensen, Kristina (August 31, 2005). "KNOP may get new owners". North Platte Telegraph. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Johnson, Heather (September 9, 2014). "Television executives taking KNOP in new direction". North Platte Telegraph. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  10. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KIIT-CD