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CharlestonHuntington, West Virginia
United States
City Charleston, West Virginia
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
(to move to 18 (UHF))
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Subchannels 29.1 Ion Television
29.2 qubo
29.3 Ion Life
29.4 Ion Shop
29.5 QVC
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media Charleston License, Inc.)
First air date August 31, 1998 (19 years ago) (1998-08-31)
Call letters' meaning CharLeston's PaX
Former callsigns WKRP-TV (August–October 1998)
Former channel number(s) 29 (UHF analog, 1998–2009)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 350 m (1,148 ft)
Class DT
Facility ID 73189
Transmitter coordinates 38°28′12″N 81°46′35″W / 38.47000°N 81.77639°W / 38.47000; -81.77639
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.iontelevision.com

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. Owned by Ion Media Networks, the station maintains studios 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[1]
29.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
29.2 480i 4:3 Qubo Qubo
29.3 IONLife Ion Life
29.4 Shop ShopTV
29.5 QVC QVC

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.


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