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Greater Houston
City Houston, Texas
Branding The Country Network
Slogan It's Your Country
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Virtual: 46 (PSIP)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media LPTV, Inc.)
First air date 1990; 27 years ago (1990)
Sister station(s) KPXB-TV
Former callsigns K33DB (1990-2001)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 33 (UHF, 1990-2001)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power 34.3 kW
Height 512 m
Facility ID 17746
Transmitter coordinates 29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W / 29.57611°N 95.51000°W / 29.57611; -95.51000Coordinates: 29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W / 29.57611°N 95.51000°W / 29.57611; -95.51000
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KBPX-LD is a low-power television station in Houston, Texas. Affiliated with The Country Network, it broadcasts in digital on UHF channel 46.


The station began broadcasting in 1990 from One Shell Plaza on channel 33 under the call sign K33DB as a low-powered translator for KTFH (renamed KPXB in 1998), in order to improve KTFH's analog coverage in Houston since its full-power analog transmitter site was located in the far northern suburbs of Houston.

The transmitter was moved to the Missouri City tower farm in 1992.

The call sign was changed to KBPX-LP on April 25, 2001.

The translator was shut down on June 30, 2009, two weeks after the digital transition, due to loss of access to the tower site.[1]

ION applied to move KBPX-LP to channel 46,[2] though since the full power KPXB now broadcasts from Missouri City, KBPX's former location, it was unclear what purpose the translator would serve.

KBPX-LD resumed operations November 22, 2010 on digital channel 46,[3] carrying The Country Network.[4]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
46.1 480i 4:3 TCN The Country Network
46.2 qubo Qubo
46.3 IonLife Ion Life
46.4 Shop Ion Shop
46.5 QVC QVC Over Air
46.6 HSN HSN


  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "FCC Form 346". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Resumption of Operations". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Houston, It's Your Country!". PR Newswire. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KBPX-LD

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