HAIKU, HAWAII — Gray Television gained a dominant presence in the state of Hawaii through its merger with Raycom Media. Today, it owns KGMB-5 in Honolulu, the CBS affiliate serving the state, and sibling KHNL-13, the NBC affiliate covering Hawaii. It also controls the “K5” brand, since January 2019 found on Channel 13.2.
As part of its Hawaiian operation, Gray owns several neighbor-island broadcast facilities relaying programming from Oah’u. Now, it is adding to that collection with a Hawai’i-based facility formerly known as KLEI-TV.
It puts into question the future of “Telemundo Honolulu.”