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Rocky Mount/Raleigh/
Durham, North Carolina
United States
City Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
(to move to 32 (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
Sister station(s) WFPX-TV
Former callsigns WRMY (1992–1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1992–1998)
Transmitter power 180 kW
205 kW (CP)
Height 354 m (1,161 ft)
378 m (1,240 ft) (CP)
Class DT
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, virtual channel 47 (UHF digital channel 15), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications), and maintains transmitting facilities near Louisburg, North Carolina. It is one of two Ion stations in the market; WRPX-TV serves the northern part, including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, while Fayetteville-licensed sister station WFPX-TV serves the southern part, including Fayetteville and Southern Pines. The two stations share a sales office on Gresham Lake Road in Raleigh.

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 HSN HSN
47.6 QVC QVC


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.

Out-of-market coverage[edit]

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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