|Des Moines, Iowa
|Channels||Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 39 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||39.1 Ion Television
39.3 ION Life
39.4 Ion Shop
|Owner||Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Des Moines License, Inc.)
|First air date||August 31, 1998|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
39 (UHF, 1998–2009)
|Transmitter power||1000 kW (digital)|
|Height||154 m (digital)|
|Public license information:||Profile
KFPX-TV, channel 39, is a television station licensed to Newton, Iowa, and serving the Des Moines-Ames market. It is owned and operated by Ion Media Networks. It runs programming from the Ion Television network. The station operates with 4470 kW of power.
For a short time in 2001, KFPX ran a prime-time newscast produced by WHO-TV to compete with KDSM-TV's Fox News At Nine (which WHO eventually took over from KGAN in Cedar Rapids). After that newscast was cancelled, KFPX reran WHO-TV's 10:00 p.m. newscasts on a 30-minute delay until early 2005.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Network|
KFPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 39.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KFPX
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.