The parent company of 10/11 North Platte, Gray Television Inc., announced this week that they are purchasing North Platte’s first television station.
The company along with Excalibur Broadcasting says they plan to purchase 15 stations from Hoak Media Corporation, the current owner of KNOP, and Parker Broadcasting, pending the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. The transaction will cost $335 million.
Hoak media purchased the station from long-time owner, Ulysses Carlini, in 2005 following the death of majority shareholder, Richard Shively.
KNOP is the Fox and NBC affiliate in the area, while 10/11 is affiliated with CBS.