|Channels||Digital: 23 (UHF)|
(to move to 18 (UHF))
Virtual: 54 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||54.1: Ion Television (O&O; since 1998)|
54.3: Ion Life
54.4: Ion Shop
|Owner||Ion Media Networks|
(Ion Media Knoxville License, Inc.)
|First air date||January 1993|
|Call letters' meaning||PaX TV Knoxville|
|Former callsigns||WPMC (1993–1998)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
54 (UHF, 1993–2009)
|Former affiliations||HSN (1993–1998)|
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
889 kW (CP)
1000 kW (application)
|Height||529 m (1,736 ft)|
531 m (1,742 ft) (CP)
512.5 m (1,681 ft) (application)
|Public license information||Profile|
WPXK-TV is a Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving Knoxville, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to the town of Jellico near the Kentucky state line. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 23 (or virtual channel 54 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Sharp's Ridge in North Knoxville, on a tower shared with ABC affiliate WATE-TV (channel 6). Owned by Ion Media Networks, the station maintains studios on Executive Park Drive (near I-40/I-75) in west Knoxville.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Network|
WPXK-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 54, 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 23. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 54, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.
- "Modification of a DTV Station Construction Permit Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WPXK
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.