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Cookeville/Nashville, Tennessee
Branding ION Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
Subchannels 28.1 Ion Television
28.2 Qubo
28.3 ION Life
28.4 Ion Shop
28.5 QVC
28.6 HSN
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O; since 2007)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
First air date January 23, 1989; 25 years ago (1989-01-23)
Call letters' meaning Nashville PaX
Former callsigns WMTT (1989-1993)
WKZX (1993-1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
28 (UHF, 1989-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1989-1995)
The WB (1995-1998)
Pax TV (1998-2005)
i (2005-2007)
Transmitter power 733 kW
Height 428.7 m
Facility ID 28468
Transmitter coordinates 36°16′4″N 86°47′44″W / 36.26778°N 86.79556°W / 36.26778; -86.79556
Website www.iontelevision.com/

WNPX-TV is a U.S. television station licensed to Cookeville, Tennessee, which broadcasts on Channel 28 (digital 36). It is owned and operated by ION Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications).

WNPX's transmitter is located at Whites Creek, Tennessee, 7 miles (11 km) north of Nashville. The station also utilizes a translator on WNPX-LP channel 20, also located at Whites Creek.

WNPX is affiliated with the Ion Television network (formerly PAX-TV and i). The callsign is derived from "Nashville PaX."

Because the Bowling Green, Kentucky market does not have an ION Television affiliate of its own, WNPX serves Bowling Green by default.


The station signed on January 23, 1989 as WMTT an independent station serving Cookeville. WMTT changed its call sign to WKZX in 1994 and became an affiliate of the WB Television Network in 1995. The station moved and upgraded its transmitter to begin focusing on the Nashville market and became WNPX in 1998, broadcasting Pax programming.

Before the station became a PAX (now ION Television) station, as WKZX-TV they had broadcast a newscast from 1995-1998. During that period, they broadcast a newscast every weeknight at 6:30 and repeated it at 10:00 p.m. It was called "News 28, The Upper Cumberland's News Source."[1]

Digital programming[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
28.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
28.2 480i 4:3 qubo qubo
28.3 IONLife Ion Life
28.4 Shop Ion Shop
28.5 QVC QVC
28.6 HSN HSN


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