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KNOP-TV
KNOP.png
North Platte, Nebraska
Branding News 2
Slogan Coverage You Can Count On
Channel Digital: 2 (VHF)
Subchannels 2.1 NBC
Translators K35AL Lexington
Affiliations National Broadcasting Company
Owner Hoak Media Corporation
(Hoak Media of Nebraska License, LLC)
First air date December 1958[1]
Callsign meaning NOrth Platte
Sister station(s) KIIT
Former channels Analog:
2 (VHF, 1958-2009)
Digital: 22 (UHF)
Effective power 16 kW
Height 196 m
Facility ID 49273
Antenna coordinates 41°12′17.3″N 100°44′4.6″W / 41.204806°N 100.734611°W / 41.204806; -100.734611
Website www.knopnews2.com

KNOP-TV, an NBC affiliate in North Platte, Nebraska, USA, is owned by Hoak Media along with local Fox affiliate KIIT. The station is also seen on rebroadcast translators K20DK south of Valentine, K35AL in Lexington, K09GW and K18DH in Broken Bow, and K21CY in Ogallala. All of the translators currently broadcast an analog signal.

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History

The television station went on-air in December 1958. In 1968, it was purchased by Dick Shively and Ulysses Carlini Sr. After purchasing Hastings, Nebraska station KHAS-TV in 1997, Shively and Carlini operated the stations (as well as KIIT, which they founded in 1994) as Greater Nebraska Television. Shively died in 2003. In 2005, Greater Nebraska Television sold the stations to Hoak Media. Since early February 2009, KNOP's broadcasts have been digital-only.[2]

Personalities

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Current on-air talent

Current Anchors

  • Jacque Harms - weekdays at 11:30AM (also news director)
  • Kent Winder - weeknights at 6 and 10PM (also assignment editor)
  • Kendra Potter - Saturdays at 6 and weekends at 10PM (also photographer)

Reporters

  • Holly Carlini - general assignment reporter (also photographer)
  • Kristyna Engdahl - general assignment reporter (also photographer)
  • Nick Filipowski - general assignment reporter (also photographer)
  • Beatriz Reyna - general assignment reporter (also photographer)
  • AJ Williams - general assignment reporter

TrueView Weather Team

  • Thomas Kippen - Chief Weather Anchor; weeknights at 6 and 10PM
  • Tara Moore - Meteorologist; Saturdays at 6 and weekends at 10PM (also reporter, photographer and fill-in anchor)

Sports Team

  • Joe Swift - Sports Director; weeknights at 6 and 10PM

Former on-air talent

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News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • News 2 (1990s-present)

Station slogans

  • Coverage You Can Count On (1999-present)
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References

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says December 2, while the Television and Cable Factbook says December 15.
  2. ^ Several Neb. stations prepare for digital switch, JOSH FUNK, Associated Press, February 13, 2009

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