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WLEP-LD logo.png
Subchannels(see article)
First air date
February 18, 2011; 11 years ago (February 18, 2011)
Last air date
February 12, 2019; 3 years ago (February 12, 2019)
RTV (2011-2015)
Silent (2015-2016)
Sonlife (2016-2019)
Call sign meaning
W Lake Erie Pennsylvania
Technical information
Facility ID168177
ERP12 kW
Transmitter coordinates42°2′21.3″N 80°3′38.1″W / 42.039250°N 80.060583°W / 42.039250; -80.060583Coordinates: 42°2′21.3″N 80°3′38.1″W / 42.039250°N 80.060583°W / 42.039250; -80.060583

WLEP-LD, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 43), was a low-powered television station licensed to Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. The station was owned by LocusPoint Networks.


The station was owned by KM Communications Inc.,[1] which sold the station to Hapa Media Properties, LLC in June 2009.[2] WLEP-LD first went on the air with channels 9.1 and 9.2 on February 18, 2011, and with 9.3 the next day.[1] In 2015, the station was sold from Hapa Media Properties, LLC to LocusPoint Networks and quietly went dark. In 2016, WLEP-LD resumed broadcasting, becoming an affiliate of the Sonlife Broadcasting Network. As of February 12, 2019, the station has shut down and the license has been returned to the FCC.

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming [3][1]
9.1 480i 4:3 Sonlife Sonlife


  1. ^ a b c Bruce, David (March 24, 2011). "New Erie TV stations broadcast old shows". Erie Times-News. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  2. ^ FCC document: Consent of Assignment, WLEP-LP/WLEP-LD from KM Communications to Hapa Media Properties, June 8, 2009.
  3. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".

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