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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
City Newton, Iowa
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 39 (PSIP)
Subchannels 39.1 Ion Television
39.2 Qubo
39.3 ION Life
39.4 Ion Shop
39.5 QVC
39.6 HSN
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O; 2007-present)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Des Moines License, Inc.)
First air date August 31, 1998 (1998-08-31)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
39 (UHF, 1998-2009)
Former affiliations Pax TV (1998-2005)
i (2005-2007)
Transmitter power 1000 kW (digital)
Height 154 m (digital)
Facility ID 81509
Transmitter coordinates 41°49′5″N 93°12′35″W / 41.81806°N 93.20972°W / 41.81806; -93.20972
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.iontelevision.com/

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. After that newscast was cancelled, KFPX reran WHO-TV's 10:00 p.m. newscasts on a 30-minute delay until early 2005.

Digital television[1][edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
39.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
39.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
39.3 IONLife Ion Life
39.4 Shop Ion Shop
39.5 QVC QVC
39.6 HSN HSN


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