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Channel 11, Grand Island (Lincoln)

City of License: Grand Island, NE

First Air Date: October 1, 1961

Operating Power: 25kw

Original Call Letters: KGIN TV

Network Affiliation: CBS

Issued To: Fetzer

Through the Years

  • 1961

    October 1, 1961- KGIN went on the air as a satellite of KOLN.

  • 1984

    Gillette purchased from Fetzer.

  • 1987

    Busse Broadcasting purchased from Gillette.

  • 1998

    Gray Communications purchased from Busse.

  • 2004

    UPN launched as first sub-channel for KOLN/KGIN on DT2.

  • 2006

    September, 2006- UPN switched to MyNetwork TV.


  • 2009

    August, 2009- KOLN/KGIN became the first station in Nebraska to launch full local Newscasts in HD.

  • 2013

    April, 2013- NBC programming from the former KHAS added to KOLN/KGIN as a sub-channel for full market cover.

    September, 2013- METV affiliation added.