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Rocky Mount/Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Branding ION Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Subchannels 47.1 Ion Television
47.2 Qubo
47.3 ION Life
47.4 Ion Shop
47.5 QVC
47.6 HSN
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O; 1998–present)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Raleigh License, Inc.)
First air date 1992; 25 years ago (1992)
Call letters' meaning Raleigh's PaX TV
Former callsigns WRMY (1992–1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1992–1998)
Transmitter power 180 kW (digital)
Height 354 m
Facility ID 20590
Transmitter coordinates 36°6′11″N 78°11′29″W / 36.10306°N 78.19139°W / 36.10306; -78.19139
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website ION Television

WRPX-TV is one of two Ion Television affiliates for the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina television market, licensed to nearby Rocky Mount. The station is owned by ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications), and is a sister station to WFPX.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
47.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
47.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
47.3 IONLife Ion Life
47.4 Shop Ion Shop
47.5 QVC QVC
47.6 HSN HSN


Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WRPX-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 47, at noon 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 continued to broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 15.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 47. In recent years, WRPX-TV has been carried on cable in Oak City, which is within the Greenville media market.[3]


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