WLPX-TV

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WLPX-TV
CharlestonHuntington/
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Marietta, Ohio
United States
CityCharleston, West Virginia
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 29
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerIon Media Networks
(a subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company)
(Ion Television License, LLC)
History
First air date
August 31, 1998 (22 years ago) (1998-08-31)
Former call signs
WKRP-TV (August–October 1998)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
29 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Digital:
39 (UHF, until 2019)
Call sign meaning
CharLeston's PaX
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID73189
ClassDT
ERP765 kW
HAAT327.2 m (1,073 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°30′21.1″N 82°12′32.3″W / 38.505861°N 82.208972°W / 38.505861; -82.208972
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websiteiontelevision.com

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.

History[edit]

After originating as a construction permit in 1987 and receiving several extensions, WLPX-TV applied for its license on September 11, 1998.[1] 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.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
29.1 720p 16:9 ION Main WLPX-TV programming / Ion Television
29.2 480i CourtTV Court TV
29.3 Bounce Bounce TV
29.4 Grit Grit
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.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 29.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WLPX-TV Facility Data". FCCData. REC Networks.
  2. ^ "Digital TV Market Listing for WLPX". www.rabbitears.info.
  3. ^ "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.

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