From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rocky Mount/Raleigh/
Durham, North Carolina
United States
CityRocky Mount, North Carolina
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
(to move to 32 (UHF))
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Affiliations47.1: Ion Television (O&O; 1998–present)
47.2: Qubo
47.3: Ion Shop
47.5: QVC
47.6: HSN
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media Raleigh License, Inc.)
First air date1992 (27 years ago) (1992)
Call letters' meaningRaleigh's PaX TV
Sister station(s)WFPX-TV
Former callsignsWRMY (1992–1998)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1992–1998)
Transmitter power180 kW
205 kW (CP)
170 kW (application)[1]
Height354 m (1,161 ft)
378 m (1,240 ft) (CP)
563.84 m (1,850 ft) (application)[1]
Facility ID20590
Transmitter coordinates36°6′11.5″N 78°11′27.6″W / 36.103194°N 78.191000°W / 36.103194; -78.191000
35°49′52.8″N 78°8′42.8″W / 35.831333°N 78.145222°W / 35.831333; -78.145222 (application)[1]
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

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 and serving the Triangle region (RaleighDurhamChapel HillFayetteville). The station is owned by Ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications), as part of a duopoly with Archer Lodge-licensed Ion Life owned-and-operated station WFPX-TV (channel 62). The two stations share a sales office on Gresham Lake Road in Raleigh and transmitting facilities near Louisburg, North Carolina.

WRPX's signal was previously relayed on WFPX; WRPX served the northern part of the market, including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, while WFPX served the southern part, including Fayetteville and Southern Pines.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
47.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
47.2 480i 4:3 Qubo Qubo
47.3 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.[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WRPX
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?method=decideFwdForLineup&zipcode=27857&setMyPreference=false&lineupId=NC54665:X

External links[edit]