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Parkersburg, West Virginia–
|City||Charleston, West Virginia|
|Channels||Digital: 18 (UHF)|
|Owner||Ion Media Networks|
(a subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company)
(Ion Television License, LLC)
First air date
|August 31, 1998|
Former call signs
|WKRP-TV (August–October 1998)|
Former channel number(s)
29 (UHF, 1998–2009)
39 (UHF, until 2019)
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||327.2 m (1,073 ft)|
Public license information
WLPX-TV, virtual channel 29 (UHF digital channel 18), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, United States and also serving Huntington. The station is owned by the Ion Media Networks subsidiary of the Cincinnati-based E. W. Scripps Company. WLPX-TV's studios are located on Prestige Park Drive in Hurricane, and its transmitter is located near Milton, West Virginia.
After originating as a construction permit in 1987 and receiving several extensions, WLPX-TV applied for its license on September 11, 1998. In the construction phase and for its first month on air, the station's calls were WKRP (the same as the fictional radio station in Cincinnati); it adopted its current call sign on October 5 of the same year. It has been a member of Ion (previously known as Pax TV and i: Independent Television) since its inception.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|29.1||720p||16:9||ION||Main WLPX-TV programming / Ion Television|
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. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 29.
- "WLPX-TV Facility Data". FCCData. REC Networks.
- "Digital TV Market Listing for WLPX". www.rabbitears.info.
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.