WQPX-TV

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WQPX-TV
Ion Television logo.svg
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Branding ION Television
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 64 (PSIP)
Translators 49 (UHF) Waymart
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Scranton License, Inc.)
First air date May 18, 1998[1]
Call letters' meaning SusQuehanna Valley PaX
Former channel number(s) 64 (UHF) (1998-2009)
Former affiliations inTV / Pax TV (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Transmitter power 528 kW
Height 354 m
Facility ID 64690
Transmitter coordinates 41°26′6″N 75°43′35″W / 41.43500°N 75.72639°W / 41.43500; -75.72639
Website [1]

WQPX-TV is the Ion Television affiliate for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications).

Before WQPX signed on, the station's call sign was WSWB, first used on channel 38 in the early 1980s (before its own sign on) and currently used on that same station today.

WQPX operates its digital fill-in translator on UHF channel 49. That translator is run by NextEra Energy Resources in Waymart, PA. Windmills run by NextEra Energy Resources in the area surrounding Waymart interfere with full power television signals from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market.

WQPX started broadcasting Ion TV in HD on April 27, 2010.

Digital channels[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
64.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
64.2 480i 4:3 qubo qubo
64.3 IONLife Ion Life
64.4 Shop Ion Shop
64.5 QVC QVC
64.6 HSN HSN


References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC 398 Children's Television Programming Report". KidVid Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 30, 1999. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 

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