List of Ion Television affiliates

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Ion Television is an American broadcast, cable and satellite television network owned by Ion Media Networks, which was launched on August 31, 1998 as Pax TV. As of January 2016, the network currently has 59 owned-and-operated stations, and current and pending affiliation agreements with 15 other television stations, with most of its owned-and-operated stations incorporating the letters "PX" in their call signs (in reference to the original name of the network, itself derived in part from its corporate parent's former name until 2007, Paxson Communications) and all but one carrying the network as a primary channel affiliation.[1][2] Ion Television also distributes its base national programming feed directly to cable, satellite and IPTV providers in various media markets not listed here, as an alternative method of distribution in areas without a locally based owned-and-operated or affiliate station.

This article is a listing of current, pending and former Ion Television affiliates in the continental United States (including subchannel affiliates, satellite stations and select low-power translators), arranged alphabetically by state, and based on the station's city of license and followed in parentheses by the Designated Market Area if it differs from the city of license. There are links to and articles on each of the broadcast stations, describing their histories, technical information (such as broadcast frequencies) and any local programming.

The station's virtual (PSIP) channel number follows the call letters, and is itself followed by the station's actual digital channel number, which are listed as separate columns. The article also includes a list of its former affiliate stations, which is based strictly on the station's city of license or market, and denotes the years in which the station served as an affiliate under either its Pax TV, i: Independent Television and/or Ion Television identities as well as the current status of the corresponding channel that carried the network.

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Current affiliates[edit]

Notes:

  1. Two boldface asterisks appearing following a station's call letters (**) indicate a station that was an original Ion Television owned-and-operated station from the network's inception as Pax TV in August 1998;
  2. This list includes Ion Media Networks-owned stations, which are also listed separately from its affiliated stations in the article List of stations owned and operated by Ion Media Networks.
  3. This list does not include sister networks Qubo and Ion Life, which are carried on digital subchannels of most of the stations listed.
City of license/Market Station[1] Virtual
channel
Physical
channel
Year of
affiliation
Ownership Notes

Alabama[edit]

Gadsden
(Birmingham)
WPXH-TV** 44 45 1998 Ion Media Networks
Mobile WKRG-TV 5.2 27 2015 Media General

Alaska[edit]

Anchorage KDMD 33 32 1998 Ketchikan Television LLC
Fairbanks KDMD-LP 32 32 1998

Arizona[edit]

Tolleson
(Phoenix)
KPPX-TV 51 51 1999 Ion Media Networks
Tucson KHRR 40.3 40 2014 NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

California[edit]

Merced
(Fresno)
KNSO 51.3 11 2014 NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
(operated by ZGS Communications)
SacramentoStockton
Modesto
KSPX-TV** 29 48 1998 Ion Media Networks
San Bernardino
(Los Angeles)
KPXN-TV** 30 38 1998
San JoseSan FranciscoOakland KKPX-TV** 65 41 1998

Colorado[edit]

Colorado Springs KXRM-TV 21.3 22 2015 Media General
Cortez K22CU-D 22.3 22 2011 Southwest Colorado TV Translator Association
Denver KPXC-TV** 59 43 1998 Ion Media Networks

Connecticut[edit]

New London
(HartfordNew Haven)
WHPX-TV** 26 26 1998 Ion Media Networks

Delaware[edit]

Wilmington
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
WPPX-TV** 61 31 1998 Ion Media Networks

Florida[edit]

Bradenton
(TampaSt. Petersburg)
WXPX-TV** 66 42 1998 Ion Media Networks
Lake Worth
(West Palm BeachBoca RatonFort Pierce)
WPXP-TV** 67 36 1998
Melbourne
(Orlando)
WOPX-TV** 56 48 1998
Miami WPXM-TV** 35 35 1998

Georgia[edit]

Augusta WJBF 6.3 42 2015 Media General
Brunswick
(Jacksonville, Florida)
WPXC-TV 21 24 2000 Ion Media Networks
RomeAtlanta WPXA-TV** 14 31 1998

Hawaii[edit]

Kaneohe
(Honolulu)
KPXO-TV** 66 41 1998 Ion Media Networks

Illinois[edit]

Chicago WCPX-TV** 38 43 1998 Ion Media Networks
East St. Louis
(St. Louis, Missouri)
WRBU[3][4] 46 47 2014

Indiana[edit]

Bloomington
(Indianapolis)
WIPX-TV** 63 27 1998 Ion Media Networks
Evansville WAZE-LP 17 19
Fort Wayne WANE-TV 15.3 31 2015 Media General
Lafayette WLFI-TV 18.3 11 2015
Terre Haute WTHI-TV 10.3 10 2015

Iowa[edit]

Cedar Rapids KPXR-TV** 48 47 1998 Ion Media Networks
Davenport KWQC-TV 6.2 36 2015[5] Media General
Mason City
Rochester-Austin-Albert Lea, Minnesota
KIMT 3.3 42
NewtonDes Moines KFPX-TV** 39 39 1998 Ion Media Networks

Kansas[edit]

Wichita KSNW 3.3 45 2015 Media General

Kentucky[edit]

Louisville WBNA 21 8 1998 Evangel World Prayer Center
Morehead
(Lexington)
WUPX-TV 67 21 2001 Ion Media Networks

Louisiana[edit]

Lafayette KLFY-TV 10.3 10 2015 Media General
New Orleans WPXL-TV 49 50 1998 Ion Media Networks

Massachusetts[edit]

Boston WBPX-TV 68 32 1999 Ion Media Networks
W40BO 40 40 1999 Operates as a repeater of WBPX-TV
Dennis/Cape Cod WMPX-LP 33 33 1999
Springfield/Hoyloke WWLP
WFXQ-CD
22.3 11
28
2015 Media General WFXQ-CD operates as a translator of WWLP
Vineyard Haven WDPX-TV 58.2 40 1999 Ion Media Networks Operates as a satellite station of WBPX-TV

Michigan[edit]

Ann Arbor
(Detroit)
WPXD-TV** 31 50 1998 Ion Media Networks
Battle Creek
(Grand Rapids and Lansing)
WZPX-TV** 44 44 1998
Lansing WLNS-TV 6.3 36 2015 Media General

Minnesota[edit]

La Crescent, Minnesota
(La Crosse, Wisconsin)
KQEG-CA 23 23 2013 Magnum Radio, Inc.
St. Cloud
(MinneapolisSt. Paul)
KPXM-TV** 41 40 1998 Ion Media Networks

Mississippi[edit]

Hattiesburg-Laurel WHLT 22.3 22 2015 Media General

Missouri[edit]

Kansas City KPXE-TV** 50 30 1998 Ion Media Networks

Nevada[edit]

Pahrump KPVM-LP 41 46 1998 Pahrump Video Media
ParadiseLas Vegas KBLR 39.3 40 2014 NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

New Hampshire[edit]

Concord WPXG-TV 21.2 33 1999 Ion Media Networks

New Mexico[edit]

Santa Fe
(Albuquerque)
KASA-TV 2.3 27 2015 Media General

New York[edit]

Amityville WPXU-LD 12 12 1998 Word of God Fellowship Operates as a repeater of WPXN-TV
Amsterdam
(Albany)
WYPX-TV** 55 50 1998 Ion Media Networks
Batavia
(Buffalo and Rochester)
WPXJ-TV 51 18 1999
New York City WPXN-TV** 31 31 1998
Syracuse WSPX-TV 56 15 1998

North Carolina[edit]

Burlington (Greensboro
Winston-SalemHigh Point)
WGPX-TV** 16 14 1998 Ion Media Networks
Fayetteville WFPX-TV** 62 36 1998
Greenville WEPX-TV 38 51 1998 WEPX/WPXU maintained a secondary affiliation with MyNetworkTV from that network's launch in September 2006 until September 2009, following the closure of Flinn Broadcasting Corporation's sale of the station to Ion Media Networks; WPXU-TV operates as a satellite station of WEPX-TV
Jacksonville WPXU-TV 35 34 1999
Rocky Mount
(RaleighDurham)
WRPX-TV** 47 15 1998

Ohio[edit]

AkronCleveland WVPX-TV** 23 23 1998 Ion Media Networks
Columbus WCMH-TV 4.3 14 2015 Media General
SpringfieldDayton WBDT 26.3 26 2015 Vaughan Media, LLC
(operated by Media General)
Previously with Ion (then Pax) from 1998 to 2004 (as a secondary affiliation after 1999); Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls WDPX, to ACME Communications in 1999
Youngstown WKBN-TV 27.3 41 2015 Media General

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma City KOPX-TV** 62 50 1998 Ion Media Networks
Okmulgee
(Tulsa)
KTPX-TV** 44 28 1998

Oregon[edit]

Cottage Grove K14LP-D 14 14 1998 South Lane Television Operates as a repeater of KPXG-TV
Portland KPXG-LD 42 42 1998 Word of God Fellowship
Salem
(Portland)
KPXG-TV** 22 22 1998 Ion Media Networks

Pennsylvania[edit]

Harrisburg WHTM-TV 27.2 10 2015 Media General
Pittsburgh WINP-TV 16 38 2013 Ion Media Networks
ScrantonWilkes-Barre WQPX-TV** 64 32 1998

Puerto Rico[edit]

Toa Baja
(San Juan)
W25EF-D 25 25 2015 TV Red de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Rhode Island[edit]

Block Island
(Providence)
WPXQ-TV** 69 17 1998 Ion Media Networks

South Carolina[edit]

Charleston WCBD-TV 2.3 50 2015 Media General
Columbia WZRB 47.1 47 2013 Ion Media Networks WZRB retained a secondary affiliation with The CW (carrying only prime time shows from that network) following Ion Media's purchase of the station from Roberts Broadcasting until MyNetworkTV affiliate WKTC added the network as a primary affiliation in March 2014.[6]
Spartanburg-Greenville WSPA-TV 7.3 7 2015 Media General

South Dakota[edit]

Rapid City KCLO-TV 15.2 16 2015 Media General Operates as a satellite station of KELO-TV
Sioux Falls KELO-TV 11.3 11 2015

Tennessee[edit]

Cookeville
(Nashville)
WNPX-TV** 28 36 1998 Ion Media Networks
Jellico
(Knoxville)
WPXK-TV** 54 23 1998
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol WJHL-TV 11.3 11 2015 Media General
Memphis WPXX-TV 50 51 1998 Ion Media Networks

Texas[edit]

ArlingtonDallas KPXD-TV** 68 42 1998 Ion Media Networks
Austin KXAN-TV 36.3 21 2015 Media General
ConroeHouston KPXB-TV** 49 24 1998 Ion Media Networks
Uvalde
(San Antonio)
KPXL-TV 26 26 1999

US Virgin Islands[edit]

Christiansted WSVI 8 20 2016 Atlas News & Information Services, Inc.
Charlotte Amalie WZVI 43 43 Digital-only satellite station

Utah[edit]

ProvoSalt Lake City KUPX-TV** 16 29 1998 Ion Media Networks

Virginia[edit]

Manassas
(Washington, D.C.)
WPXW-TV** 66 43 1998 Ion Media Networks
Norfolk WPXV-TV** 49 46 1998
PetersburgRichmond WRIC-TV 8.2 22 2015 Media General
Roanoke WPXR-TV** 38 36 1998 Ion Media Networks

Washington[edit]

BellevueSeattle KWPX-TV** 33 33 1998 Ion Media Networks
Spokane KGPX-TV 34 34 1999

West Virginia[edit]

Charleston WLPX-TV** 29 39 1998 Ion Media Networks
Martinsburg WWPX-TV** 60 12 1998 Operates as satellite of WPXW-TV, Manassas, Virginia

Wisconsin[edit]

Antigo
(Wausau)
WTPX-TV** 46 46 1998 Ion Media Networks
Green Bay WBAY-TV 2.3 23 2015 Media General
Kenosha
(Milwaukee)
WPXE-TV** 55 40 1998 Ion Media Networks
Tomah WEZY-LP 51 51 2013 Magnum Radio, Inc. Operates as a repeater of KQEG-CA, La Crescent, Minnesota

Former affiliates[edit]

City of license/Market Station Current ownership Years of affiliation Status
Albuquerque, New Mexico KTFQ-DT 14 Univision Communications
(operated by Entravision Communications Corporation)
1999–2003 Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls KAPX-TV, to Univision Communications in 2002; now operating as an UniMás owned-and-operated station
Bangor, Maine WBGR-LP 33 Maine Family Broadcasting, Inc. 1998–2014 Now operates as a Me-TV affiliate
Baraboo, Wisconsin W43BR 43 Baraboo Broadcasting 1998–2012 Now operates as a Family Channel affiliate
Baton Rouge, Louisiana WLFT-CD 30 Touch Family Broadcasting 1998–2003 Was affiiated with the network (as Pax TV) during WLFT's existence as a cable-only channel; now operates as a Me-TV affiliate
ChampaignSpringfieldDecatur, Illinois WBUI 23 GOCOM Media of Illinois LLC
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
1998–1999 Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls WPXU, to ACME Communications in 1999; now a CW affiliate
Charlottesville, Virginia WAHU-CD 27 Gray Television 1998–2005 Station used the call letters WADA-LP during its affiliation with Pax TV; now operates as a Fox affiliate
Cleveland, Mississippi WHCQ-LD 9 Ellington Broadcasting System 1998–2013 Now operates as a MyNetworkTV affiliate
Clarksdale, Mississippi WPRQ-LD 12 Ellington Broadcasting System 1998–2013 Now operates as a This TV affiliate
Indianapolis, Indiana WIPX-LD 51 Word of God Fellowship 1998–2014 Operated as repeater of Bloomington, Indiana O&O WIPX-TV; license was donated to Word of God Fellowship in December 2014, to be converted into a repeater of Daystar owned-and-operated station WDTI
Lafayette, Louisiana KDCG-CD 22 Delta Media Corporation 1998–2003 Now operates as a Heroes & Icons affiliate
Little Rock, Arkansas KARZ-TV 42 Nexstar Broadcasting Group 1998–2001 Traded Pax TV affiliation and KYPX call letters with its then-sister station
under Equity Media Holdings ownership on UHF channel 49, becoming WB affiliate KWBF; now operates as a MyNetworkTV affiliate
KMYA-DT 49 1 Squared Media, LLC 2001–2005 Obtained affiliation from its then-sister station under Equity Media Holdings ownership on UHF channel 42, adopting its KYPX call letters; disaffiliated from Pax upon its rebrand as i: Independent Television on June 30, 2005, to became the flagship station of the Retro Television Network; now operates as a Me-TV affiliate
MindenShreveport, Louisiana KPXJ 21 KTBS, LLC 1998–2003 Paxson Communications sold the station to KTBS, LLC in 2003; now operates as a CW affiliate
Montgomery, Alabama WBMM 22 Bahakel Communications 1999–2005 Now operates as a CW Plus affiliate
WETU-LD 39 Word of God Fellowship 1998–2013 Operates as a Daystar owned-and-operated station
Mount Vernon, IllinoisSt. Louis, MissouriPaducah, Kentucky WPXS 13 Word of God Fellowship 1998–2004, 2005–2008 Disaffiliated from Pax TV in 2004 to become a Daystar affiliate, before rejoining the network (as i: Independent Television) following Paxson Communications' sale of WPXS to Equity Media Holdings the following year; became a Retro Television Network affiliate in 2008; now operates as a Daystar owned-and-operated station
Pascagoula, Mississippi WKFK-LD 7 NCN Cable Advertising 1998–2010 Now operates as a This TV affiliate
Plattsburgh, New YorkBurlington, Vermont WWBI-LP 27 Defunct 1999–2005; 2006–2007 Briefly disaffiliated from the network to join Daystar in 2005, before rejoining the network (as i: Independent Television) in 2006 after a sale to Word of God Fellowship fell through; ceased operations in 2007
PortervilleFresno, California KTFF-DT 61 Univision Communications 1998–2003 Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls KPXF-TV, to Univision Communications in 2003; now operating as an UniMás owned-and-operated station
Rapid City, South Dakota KKRA-LP Rapid Broadcasting Company 1998–2010 Added secondary affiliation with MyNetworkTV in September 2006; now operates as a repeater of NBC affiliate KNBN
Reno, Nevada KREN-TV 27 Entravision Communications Corporation 1998–2002
(secondary until 2000)
Now operates as a Univision affiliate
San Juan, Puerto Rico WJPX 24 America-CV Stations Group, Inc. 1998–2000 Paxson Communications sold the station to LIN TV Corporation in 2000, and converted it into an MTV2 affiliate; now operates as a MundoMax affiliate
Sioux Falls, South Dakota KAUN-LP 42 J.F. Broadcasting, LLC 2003–2008 Now operates as a Retro Television Network affiliate
SpringfieldDayton, Ohio WBDT 26 Vaughan Media, LLC
(operated by Media General)
1998–1999 Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls WDPX, to ACME Communications in 1999; now operates as a CW affiliate
St. Louis, Missouri KUMO-LD 21 Word of God Fellowship 1998–2004, 2005–2008 Station used call letters WPXS-LD during its affiliation with the network; now operates as a repeater of Daystar owned-and-operated station WPXS
SuringGreen BayAppleton, Wisconsin WCWF 14 Sinclair Broadcast Group 1998–1999 Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls WPXG, to ACME Communications in 1999; now operates as a CW affiliate
Tucson, Arizona KUVE-DT 39 Univision Communications 2001–2003 Sold to Univision Communications in 2002; now operates as a Univision owned-and-operated station
WatervillePortland, Maine WPFO 23 Corporate Media Consultants Group
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group; sale pending to Cunningham Broadcasting)
1999–2003 Paxson Communications sold the station, then using the calls WMPX-TV, to Corporate Media Consultants Group in 2003; now operates as a Fox affiliate
Wichita, Kansas KCTU-LD 43 River City Broadcasters, Inc. 2001–2008 Now operates as a This TV affiliate

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stations for Network - Ion". RabbitEars. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "ION Media Networks - Main Page". Ion Media Networks. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Angela Mueller (December 11, 2013). "Judge approves creditors’ proposal in Roberts Broadcasting bankruptcy". St. Louis Business Journal (American City Business Journals). Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Lisa Brown (December 11, 2013). "Roberts' TV stations to be sold". St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Lee Enterprises). Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mark K. Miller (October 28, 2015). "KWQC Davenport Adds Ion TV On Subchannel". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ Michael Malone (March 19, 2014). "WKTC Columbia (S.C.) Picks Up CW Affiliation". Broadcasting & Cable (NewBay Media). Retrieved March 20, 2014. 

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