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Jellico/Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
Branding ION Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 54 (PSIP)
Subchannels 54.1 Ion Television
54.2 Qubo
54.3 ION Life
54.4 Ion Shop
54.5 QVC
54.6 HSN
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O; since 1998)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Knoxville License, Inc.)
First air date January 1993; 24 years ago (1993-01)
Call letters' meaning PaX TV Knoxville
Former callsigns WPMC (1993–1998)
Former channel number(s) 54 (UHF analog, 1993–2009)
Former affiliations HSN (1993–1998)
Transmitter power 18 kW
Height 608 m
Facility ID 52628
Transmitter coordinates 36°11′53.4″N 84°13′50″W / 36.198167°N 84.23056°W / 36.198167; -84.23056
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.iontelevision.com/

WPXK-TV is an Ion Television network affiliate serving the Knoxville, Tennessee market, licensed in the town of Jellico near the Kentucky state line. WPXK's transmitter is located atop Sharp's Ridge in North Knoxville, on a tower shared with ABC affiliate WATE-TV. It is currently the only owned-and-operated commercial television station in the Knoxville market.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
54.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
54.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
54.3 IONLife Ion Life
54.4 Shop Ion Shop
54.5 QVC QVC
54.6 HSN HSN


Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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.[2] 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.


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