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WLEP-LD logo.png
Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
ChannelsDigital: 43 (UHF)
Virtual: 9 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
OwnerLocusPoint Networks
(Locuspoint WMKE Licensee, LLC)
First air dateFebruary 18, 2011; 8 years ago (February 18, 2011)
Last air dateFebruary 12, 2019; 5 months ago (February 12, 2019)
Call letters' meaningW Lake Erie Pennsylvania
Former affiliationsRTV (2011-2015)
Silent (2015-2016)
Sonlife (2016-2019)
Transmitter power12 kW
ClassDigital low-power
Facility ID168177
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 was a digital, low-power television station that broadcast in Erie, Pennsylvania. It broadcast over the UHF channel 43 with a virtual channel of 9.

WLEP-LD offered the following on its subchannels:[1]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [2]
9.1 480i 4:3 Sonlife Sonlife


The station was owned by KM Communications Inc.,[1] which sold the station to Hapa Media Properties, LLC in June 2009.[3] 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.


  1. ^ a b c Bruce, David (March 24, 2011). "New Erie TV stations broadcast old shows". Erie Times-News. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=WLEP-LD#station
  3. ^ FCC document: Consent of Assignment, WLEP-LP/WLEP-LD from KM Communications to Hapa Media Properties, June 8, 2009.

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