WTPX-TV

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WTPX-TV
Antigo/Wausau, Wisconsin
United States
CityAntigo, Wisconsin
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 46 (PSIP)
Affiliations46.1: Ion Television
46.2: Qubo
46.3: Ion Life
46.4: Ion Shop
46.5: QVC
46.6: HSN
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media Wausau License, Inc.)
Founded1998
First air date2001 (18 years ago) (2001)
Call letters' meaningWausau & AnTigo's PaX
Sister station(s)WPXE-TV
Former callsignsWAZW (1998–1999)
WTPX (1999–2009)
Former channel number(s)Digital:
46 (UHF, 2002–2018)
Transmitter power24.5 kW
Height279 m (915 ft)
Facility ID86496
Transmitter coordinates45°3′33″N 89°26′10″W / 45.05917°N 89.43611°W / 45.05917; -89.43611
Websiteiontelevision.com

WTPX-TV, virtual channel 46 (UHF digital channel 19), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Antigo, Wisconsin, United States, and serving north-central Wisconsin, including Wausau and Rhinelander. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. WTPX-TV's transmitter is located near Glandon, Wisconsin. The station's main studio facilities for the purposes of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations are located in the Milwaukee suburb of Glendale with the Milwaukee market's Ion station, Kenosha-licensed WPXE-TV (channel 55).

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
46.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
46.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
46.3 IONLife Ion Life
46.4 Shop Ion Shop
46.5 QVC QVC
46.6 HSN HSN


Paxson Communications/Ion Media Networks chose to run WTPX-TV as a digital-only station upon signing on in 2001, and held no analog license for the station. Thus, WTPX-TV never had any digital transition channel, flash-cut or analog transition period. It moved from its original physical channel 46 to channel 19 during the FCC's spectrum repack in June 2018, but continues to use channel 46 as its PSIP channel position.

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