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CharlestonHuntington, West Virginia
United States
CityCharleston, West Virginia
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 39 (UHF)
(to move to 18 (UHF))
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media Charleston License, Inc.)
First air dateAugust 31, 1998 (20 years ago) (1998-08-31)
Call letters' meaningCharLeston's PaX
Former callsignsWKRP-TV (August–October 1998)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
29 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height350 m (1,148 ft)
Facility ID73189
Transmitter coordinates38°28′12″N 81°46′35″W / 38.47000°N 81.77639°W / 38.47000; -81.77639
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

WLPX-TV, virtual channel 29 (UHF digital channel 39), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, United States and also serving Huntington. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. WLPX-TV's studios are located on Prestige Park Drive in Hurricane, and its transmitter is located near Poca, West Virginia.


The station's actual sign-on date is currently unknown, though FCC records show the current WLPX calls assigned in October 1998. Previously, the station's calls were WKRP (the same as the fictional radio station in Cincinnati), which were assigned in 1988, but never used on-air. It has been a member of Ion (previously known as Pax TV and i: Independent Television) since its inception.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
29.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
29.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
29.3 IONLife Ion Plus
29.4 Shop Ion Shop
29.5 QVC QVC
29.6 HSN HSN


Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WLPX-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 39.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 29.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WLPX
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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