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Seattle, Washington
United States
City Bellevue, Washington
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
First air date May 17, 1989; 27 years ago (1989-05-17)
Call letters' meaning Washington's PaX TV
Former callsigns KBGE (1989–1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
33 (UHF, 1989–2009)
32 (UHF, until 2009)
Former affiliations ValueVision (until 1998)
Transmitter power 400 kW
Height 716 m
Facility ID 56852
Transmitter coordinates 47°30′17″N 121°58′6″W / 47.50472°N 121.96833°W / 47.50472; -121.96833
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KWPX-TV is an Ion (formerly PAX and i) television station serving the Seattle, Washington DMA, owned by Ion Media Networks, formerly Paxson Communications.


KWPX signed on the air as KBGE on May 17, 1989. KWPX's local administrative office is located in Preston, Washington.

The station's current programming consists of the Ion Pacific Coast feed including entertainment, children's, and paid programming on channel 33-1. Qubo has children's programming on 33-2, and Ion Life is on 33-3.

When the station first signed on the air, its transmitter site was atop the Columbia Center Tower. The transmitter site was later moved to West Tiger Mountain—which is also known as West Tiger #3.

On most Western Washington cable TV systems, KWPX is typically located as channel 15 or channel 3.

KWPX's city of license is Bellevue, Washington.

As of April 23, 2010, KWPX is transmitting ION programming in HD.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
33.1 720p 16:9 KWPX-DT Main KWPX-TV programming / Ion Television
33.2 480i 4:3 KWPX-SD Qubo
33.3 Ion Life
33.4 ShopTV
33.5 QVC
33.6 HSN
33.7 Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KWPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 33, on February 17, 2009, to conclude the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[2] The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 32 to frequency, channel 33.[3]


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