Durham, North Carolina
|City||Rocky Mount, North Carolina|
Digital: 32 (
(shared with WFPX-TV )
Virtual: 47 ( PSIP)
Ion Television (
47.3: Ion Shop
|Owner||Ion Media Networks|
|Licensee||Ion Media Raleigh License, Inc.|
|Founded||August 9, 1991|
|First air date||1992|
|Call sign meaning||Raleigh's PaX TV|
|Former call signs||WRMY (1992–1998)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
15 (UHF, until 2019)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1992–1998)|
|Transmitter power||170 kW |
|Height||563.8 m (1,850 ft) |
|Public license information||
WRPX-TV, virtual channel 47 ( UHF digital channel 32), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated station licensed to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States and serving the Triangle region ( Raleigh– Durham– Chapel Hill– Fayetteville). The station is owned by West Palm Beach, Florida-based Ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications), as part of a duopoly with Archer Lodge-licensed Ion Plus owned-and-operated station WFPX-TV (channel 62). The two stations share a sales office on Gresham Lake Road in Raleigh and transmitting facilities northeast of Middlesex in unincorporated Nash County.
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:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Network|
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.
- Official website
- WRPX in the FCC's TV station database
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WRPX-TV
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