|City||Charleston, West Virginia|
|Founded||October 27, 1988|
First air date
|August 31, 1998|
Former call signs
|WKRP-TV (August–October 1998)|
Former channel number(s)
29 (UHF, 1998–2009)
39 (UHF, 2001–2019)
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||327.2 m (1,073 ft)|
Public license information
WLPX-TV (channel 29) is a television station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, United States, broadcasting the Ion Television network to the Charleston–Huntington market. The station is owned and operated by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company, and has offices on Prestige Park Drive in Hurricane; its transmitter is located near Milton, West Virginia.
After originating as a construction permit in 1987 and receiving several extensions, WLPX-TV applied for its license on September 11, 1998. In the construction phase and for its first month on air, the station's calls were WKRP (the same as the fictional radio station in Cincinnati); it adopted its current call sign on October 5 of the same year. It has been a member of Ion (previously known as Pax TV and i: Independent Television) since its inception.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|29.5||Defy TV||Defy TV|
WLPX-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, 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 remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 39. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 29.