KNOE-TV, Channel 8, is the CBS affiliate television station for Monroe, Louisiana. The station is owned by Hoak Media Corporation, which also controls ABC affiliate KAQY, Channel 11 (owned by Parker Broadcasting since October 9, 2008) through a local marketing agreement.



Monroe, Louisiana
City of license Monroe, Louisiana
Branding KNOE 8 (general)

KNOE 8 News (newscasts) Monroe/El Dorado CW (DT2)

Slogan Your Breaking News and Weather Authorities
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)
Translators K18AB El Dorado AR
Affiliations CBS (8.1)

The CW (8.2)

Owner Hoak Media Corporation

(Hoak Media of Louisiana License, LLC)

First air date September 27, 1953
Call letters' meaning Founder James A. Noe
Sister station(s) KAQY
Former affiliations All secondary:

DuMont (1953-1955) NBC (1953-1955, 1966-1974) ABC (1953-1966)

Transmitter power 17 kW
Height 518 m
Facility ID 48975
Transmitter coordinates 32°11′50.5″N 92°4′14″W / 32.197361°N 92.07056°W / 32.197361; -92.07056


KNOE-TV, along with former sister stations KNOE-FM 101.9 and KNOE AM 540 (now KMLB), were founded by James Albert Noe, Sr. KNOE-TV signed on in 1953, long after his 5-month term as governor of Louisiana. It is the oldest surviving station in the northern part of the state.

The station affiliated with all four television networks of the "golden age": CBS, NBC, ABC and DuMont. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[1]

KNOE's digital transmitter are located south of Monroe in Columbia, Louisiana. They also operate a low-powered translator station, K18AB Channel 18, in El Dorado, Arkansas, which translates KNOE-DT's digital signal, and rebroadcasts it on RF Channel 18, in full CBS-HD. This change allows El Dorado viewers access to two of the four major networks OTA in HD:

K18AB - 8.1 (CBS-HD, 1080i)

KTVE-HD - 10.1 (NBC-HD, 1080i)

Even though the translator is on channel 18, PSIP broadcasting displays K18AB as 8.1 and 8.2, respectively, on digital televisions in the El Dorado area.

The station also operates a CW affiliate for the Monroe market via The CW Plus, available on cable and on KNOE's digital subchannel.

KNOE-TV has been the dominant news station in the Ark-La-Miss for more than a quarter-century. It has won numerous state, regional and national journalism awards, including the 2008 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for News Director Taylor Henry's investigative series on rogue members of the Louisiana National Guard who looted stores they were deployed to protect during Katrina.

The Noe family owned the station until 2007, when it was sold to Dallas-based Hoak Media Corporation.[2][3][4][5] The sale closed on October 3 of that year. The family had already sold KNOE AM to Holladay Broadcasting in November 2006,[6] and would sell KNOE-FM to them the following year.[7][8] The sale of the stations followed the death of Noe's son, James Albert "Jimmie" Noe Jr., of cancer in 2005,[9] in which it was decided by the family to leave the broadcasting business.[10]

Digital television

Digital channels



Video Aspect Programming
8.1 1080i 16:9 Main KNOE-TV programming / CBS HD
8.2 480i 4:3 CW SD

On February 17, 2009, KNOE-TV turned off its analog signal and its digital signal on channel 7 and started transmitting in digital on channel 8.

On August 25, 2010 KNOE started broadcasting syndicated programing in HD

KNOE and the other local stations in the Ark-La-Miss area do not offer a newscast in HD or 16:9 widescreen as of November 1, 2010.

KNOE got a new HD ready news set on November 1, 2010




- 5:00 AM 5:30 AM 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
- Good Morning ARK-LA-MISS The Early Show The 700 Club The Price Is Right The Young and the Restless KNOE 8 News AT NOON The Bold and the Beautiful As the World Turns Let's Make a Deal Dr. Phil Judge Judy Jeopardy! KNOE 8 News AT 5 CBS Evening News with Katie Couric KNOE 8 News AT 6 Wheel of Fotune

Late Nights

- 10:00 PM 10:35 PM 11:05 PM 11:30 PM 12:05 AM 12:35 AM 1:05 AM
- KNOE 8 News Late Show With David Letterman Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Inside Edition Access Hollywood


- 10:00 PM 10:35 PM 11:05 PM 11:30 PM 12:05 AM 12:35 AM 1:05 AM 1:30 AM 2:05 AM 2:30 AM
- KNOE 8 News Zion Baptist Church CSI:Miami Grey's Anatomy Cold Case CSI:NY


- 10:00 PM 10:35 PM 11:05 PM 11:30 PM 12:05 AM 12:35 AM 1:05 AM 1:30 AM 2:05 AM 2:30 AM
- KNOE 8 News Outdoor News Grey's Anatomy Cold Case CSI:NY Access Hollywood Weekend

(NOTE: Prior to 2006, Monroe was one of the few markets to carry Jeopardy! and Wheel on separate stations. In fact, Jeopardy! and Wheel aired at the same time, 6:30 PM Central on two different stations, so the two shows were in competition against each other. Before moving to Channel 8, NBC affiliate KTVE-10 aired Jeopardy! and the non-syndication version of "Wheel", but the syndication version of Wheel has always been on KNOE. Deal or No Deal is still on KTVE-10 at 4:00-5:00 every day!)


Current on-air staff


  • Alexandra Cranford- weekday mornings Good Morning Ark-La-Miss and Noon
  • April Dovorany-
  • John Denison - weeknights at 6, and 10 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Beaubien - weeknights 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
  • Renee Allen- weeke


  • Skip Haley - assignment editor
  • Alexandra Cranford - general assignment reporter
  • Frank Morales - general assignment reporter
  • Meg Smith - general assignment reporter
  • Jordyn Taylor - general assignment reporter
  • Samantha Boatman- general assignment reporter

Weather team

  • Tom Pearson (AMS/NWA Seals of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
  • Larry Rhymes - meteorologist; weekends Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Alexandra Cranford-meteorologist; weekday mornings Good Morning Ark-La-Miss and noon

Sports team

  • Aarron Dietirch - sports director; weeknights at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
  • Emily Villere - sports anchor; weekends

News management

  • Marla Gilcrease - News Director
  • Richard Sommers - Chief Photographer
  • Trey Schmaltz - Producer

Sales team

  • Debbie Addams
  • Cory Crowe, Internet Sales

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • TV-8 Report (1960s-1970s)
  • TV-8 News (1970s-2006)
  • KNOE 8 News (2006-present)

Station slogans

  • The Best is Right Here on TV-8 (1973-1974; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • See the Best...TV-8 (1974-1975; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Catch the Brightest Stars on TV-8 (1975-1976; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • We're Looking Good on TV-8 (1979-1980; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Looking Good Together, TV-8 (1980-1981; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Reach for the Stars on TV-8 (1981-1982; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Great Moments on TV-8 (1982-1983; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • We've Got the Touch, You and TV-8 (1983-1984; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • You and TV-8, We've Got the Touch (1984-1985; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Share the Spirit on TV-8 (1986-1987; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • TV-8 Spirit, Oh Yes! (1987-1988; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • You Can Feel It on TV-8 (1988-1989; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Get Ready for TV-8 (1989-1991; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • The Look of the Arklamiss is TV-8 (1991-1992; local version of CBS ad campaign)
  • KNOE more (2006-present)
  • Number one at all hours this is KNOE 8 News (2010-Present)

External links


  1. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films". Boxoffice: 13. November 10, 1956. [dead link]
  2. ^ KNOE to be Sold to Hoak Media Corporation (June - 13 - 2007)
  4. ^ Noe family selling KNOETV to Hoak Media Jun 13 2007 Associated Press
  5. ^ KNOE-TV sold to Hoak Media Associated Press - June 13, 2007
  6. ^ "KMLB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  7. ^ "Deals 2007-10-20". Broadcasting & Cable. October 20, 2007.
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20071005ABA)". FCC Media Bureau. May 13, 2008.
  9. ^ "Monroe TV, radio stations owner James Noe, 77, dies". The Baton Rouge Advocate. July 12, 2005. "Jimmie Noe, as he was known, spent nearly four decades running the stations founded by his father, former Louisiana Gov. James A. Noe."
  10. ^ "Louisiana: Monroe's KNOE-TV sold". ABC Money. June 14, 2007.