WLPX-TV

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WLPX-TV
Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia
United States
Branding ION Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Subchannels 29.1 Ion Television
29.2 qubo
29.3 Ion Life
29.4 Ion Shop
29.5 QVC
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O; 2007-present)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Charleston License, Inc.)
First air date August 31, 1998 (1998-08-31)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
29 (UHF, 1998-2009)
Former affiliations Pax (1998-2005)
i (2005-2007)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 350 m
Facility ID 73189
Transmitter coordinates 38°28′12″N 81°46′35″W / 38.47000°N 81.77639°W / 38.47000; -81.77639
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.ionline.tv

WLPX-TV is the Ion Television affiliate for the Huntington-Charleston area. The station is located in Hurricane, West Virginia, in the Kanawha Valley between Charleston and Huntington. WLPX is currently owned by ION Media Networks, the former Paxson Communications.

Following the same lead as all other ION-owned stations, WLPX shows mainly infomercials, with regular programming seen in prime-time and religious and brokered shows sprinkled throughout the schedule.

History[edit]

Actual sign-on date is currently unknown, though FCC records show the current WLPX calls assigned in October 1998. Previously, the station's calls were "WKRP" (the same as the fictional radio station in Cincinnati), which were assigned in 1988, but never used on-air. It has been a member of Ion (previously known as Pax and i) since its inception.

Digital television[1][edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

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 ShopTV
29.5 QVC QVC

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WLPX-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 39.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 29.

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