|This article needs to be updated. (August 2013)|
|Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia
|Channels||Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||29.1 Ion Television
29.3 Ion Life
29.4 Ion Shop
|Affiliations||Ion Television (O&O; 2007–present)|
|Owner||Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Charleston License, Inc.)
|First air date||August 31, 1998|
|Former callsigns||WKRP-TV (August 31 - October 5, 1998)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Former affiliations||Pax (1998–2005)
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
WLPX-TV is the Ion Television affiliate for the Huntington-Charleston area. The station is located in Hurricane, West Virginia, in the Kanawha Valley between Charleston and Huntington. WLPX is currently owned by ION Media Networks, the former Paxson Communications.
Following the same lead as all other ION-owned stations, WLPX shows mainly infomercials, with regular programming seen in prime-time and religious and brokered shows sprinkled throughout the schedule.
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 and i) since its inception.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Network|
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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WLPX
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.