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( satellite of WEPX-TV,
Greenville, North Carolina)
Jacksonville, North Carolina
United States
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 34 ( UHF)
Virtual: 35 ( PSIP)
Owner Ion Media Networks
LicenseeIon Media Jacksonville License, Inc.
FoundedSeptember 20, 1994
First air dateJuly 26, 1999 (20 years ago) (1999-07-26)
Call sign meaningPaX TV
U = meaning unknown
Sister station(s)WEPX-TV
Former call signsWFXZ-TV (July–December 1999)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
35 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Former affiliationsSecondary:
MyNetworkTV (2006–2009)
Transmitter power170 kW ( STA)
425 kW ( CP)
Height165.7 m (544 ft) (STA)
218.4 m (717 ft) (CP)
Facility ID37971
Transmitter coordinates 34°29′42″N 77°29′18″W / 34.49500°N 77.48833°W / 34.49500; -77.48833
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information
satellite of WEPX-TV,
Greenville, North Carolina)

satellite of WEPX-TV,
Greenville, North Carolina)
Website iontelevision.com

WPXU-TV, virtual channel 35 ( UHF digital channel 34), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated station licensed to Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States. The station is owned by West Palm Beach, Florida-based Ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications). WPXU-TV's transmitter is located near Holly Ridge, North Carolina.

WPXU-TV operates as a full-time satellite of Greenville-licensed WEPX-TV (channel 38). WPXU covers areas of southeastern North Carolina that receive a marginal to non-existent over-the-air signal from WEPX, although there is significant overlap between the two stations' contours otherwise, including in Jacksonville proper. WPXU is a straight simulcast of WEPX; on-air references to WPXU are limited to Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-mandated hourly station identifications during programming. Aside from the transmitter, WPXU does not maintain any physical presence locally in Jacksonville.

WPXU-TV and WEPX-TV were affiliates of MyNetworkTV from September 5, 2006 until September 27, 2009 when MyNetworkTV's affiliation switched over to WITN-TV, prior to this, the stations were solely affiliates of Ion (then known as i: Independent Television and originally known as Pax TV).

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
35.1 720p 16:9 ION Main Ion Television programming
35.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
35.3 IONPlus Ion Plus
35.4 Shop Ion Shop
35.5 QVC QVC
35.6 HSN HSN

Out-of-market cable carriage

In recent years, WPXU has been carried on cable in Carolina Beach, which is within the Wilmington media market.

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