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|Channels||Digital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
|Owner||Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
|First air date||May 17, 1989|
|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|
|Public license information:||Profile
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.
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.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|33.1||720p||16:9||KWPX-DT||Main KWPX-TV programming / Ion Television|
KWPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 33, on February 17, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television (which Congress had moved the previous month to June 12). The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 32 to frequency, channel 33.
- Ion Television
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KWPX
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for KWPX
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KWPX-TV
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