|City||Rocky Mount, North Carolina|
|Affiliations||47.1: Ion Television|
47.2: Court TV
47.3: Ion Mystery
47.6: Defy TV
|Founded||March 26, 1991|
First air date
|July 8, 1992|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
15 (UHF, until 2019)
Qubo (until 2021)
Ion Shop (until 2021)
Grit (March–July 2021)
Laff (until February 2022)
HSN (until 2021)
Call sign meaning
|Raleigh's Pax TV|
|HAAT||563.8 m (1,849.7 ft)|
Public license information
WRPX-TV (channel 47) is a television station licensed to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States, broadcasting the Ion Television network to the Research Triangle region. It is owned and operated by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company alongside Archer Lodge–licensed Bounce TV outlet WFPX-TV (channel 62). WRPX-TV and WFPX-TV share a sales office on Gresham Lake Road in Raleigh; through a channel sharing agreement, the two stations transmit using WRPX-TV's spectrum from a tower northeast of Middlesex, North Carolina.
WRPX's signal was previously relayed on WFPX; WRPX served the northern half of the market, including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, while WFPX served the southern part, including Fayetteville and Southern Pines.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|47.6||Defy TV||Defy TV|
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. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 47.
WRPX-TV moved from channel 15 to channel 32 on September 11, 2019.
- Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application
- "Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WRPX
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- "TV Listings- Find Local TV Listings and Watch Full Episodes - Zap2it.com". Zap2It. 2017-09-01.