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Rocky Mount/ Raleigh/
Durham, North Carolina
United States
CityRocky Mount, North Carolina
Channels Digital: 32 ( UHF)
(shared with WFPX-TV [1])
Virtual: 47 ( PSIP)
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
Affiliations47.1: Ion Television ( O&O; 1998–present)
47.2: Qubo
47.3: Ion Shop
47.5: QVC
47.6: HSN
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media Raleigh License, Inc.)
FoundedMarch 26, 1991
First air date
July 8, 1992 (28 years ago) (1992-07-08)
Former call signs
WFXB (3/26/1991-8/9/1991)
WRMY (8/9/1991–1998)
WRPX (1998-2009)
Former channel number(s)
47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
15 (UHF, until 2019)
Independent (1992–1998)
Call sign meaning
Raleigh's PaX TV
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID20590
Class DT
ERP170 kW [2]
HAAT563.8 m (1,849.7 ft) [2]
Transmitter coordinates 35°49′52.8″N 78°8′42.8″W / 35.831333°N 78.145222°W / 35.831333; -78.145222 [2]
Public license information
Website iontelevision.com

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 ( RaleighDurhamChapel HillFayetteville). 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.

Digital television

Digital channels

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

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. [4] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 47.

Spectrum repack

WRPX-TV moved from channel 15 to channel 32 on September 11, 2019.

Out-of-market coverage

In recent years, WRPX-TV has been carried on cable in Oak City, which is within the Greenville media market. [5]


  1. ^ Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WRPX
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "TV Listings- Find Local TV Listings and Watch Full Episodes - Zap2it.com". Zap2It. 2017-09-01.

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