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Sacramento, California
United States
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 48 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Subchannels 29.1 Ion Television
29.2 qubo
29.3 Ion Life
29.4 Ion Shop
29.5 QVC
29.6 HSN
33.1 KCSO-LD/Telemundo
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media Sacramento License, Inc.)
First air date August 27, 1990
Call letters' meaning Sacramento's PaX TV
Former callsigns KRBJ (2/1985–3/1985)
KCMY (3/1985–1998)
KSPX (1998–2009)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
29 (UHF, 1990–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1990–1998)
Pax TV (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 489 m
Facility ID 52953
Transmitter coordinates 38°15′54″N 121°29′24″W / 38.26500°N 121.49000°W / 38.26500; -121.49000
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.iontelevision.com

KSPX, virtual channel 29 (UHF channel 48 digital), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station located in Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KSPX maintains offices located at 3252 Mather Field Road in Rancho Cordova, and its transmitter is located in Walnut Grove.


The station first signed on the air on August 27, 1990 as KCMY; it originally operated as an independent station with a general entertainment format. Paxson Communications (the forerunner to Ion Media Networks) purchased the station in 1998, changing its call sign to KSPX. The station became a charter owned-and-operated station of its new Pax TV network (later i: Independent Television and now Ion Television) on August 31, 1998.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
29.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
29.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
29.3 IONLife Ion Life
29.4 Shop Ion Shop
29.5 QVC QVC
29.6 HSN HSN

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KSPX shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[1] The station chose to continue broadcasting its digital signal on its pre-transition UHF channel 48 (Virtual: 29).


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