Satellite of WEPX-TV,
Greenville, North Carolina
Affiliations35.1: Ion Television
for others, see § Subchannels
FoundedSeptember 20, 1994
First air date
July 26, 1999 (24 years ago) (1999-07-26)
Former call signs
WFXZ-TV (July–December 1999)
Former channel number(s)
35 (UHF, 1999–2009)
34 (UHF, 2003–2020)
MyNetworkTV (2006–2009)
Call sign meaning
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID37971
ERP425 kW
HAAT218.4 m (717 ft)
Transmitter coordinates34°29′42″N 77°29′18″W / 34.49500°N 77.48833°W / 34.49500; -77.48833
Public license information

WPXU-TV (channel 38) is a television station licensed to Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States, broadcasting the Ion Television network to southeastern North Carolina. Owned and operated by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company, the station maintains a transmitter 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).

Technical information


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WPXU-TV[2]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
35.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
35.2 480i CourtTV Court TV
35.3 Grit Grit
35.4 Laff Laff
35.5 Defy TV Defy TV
35.6 Scripps Scripps News
35.7 Jewelry Jewelry TV
35.8 HSN HSN
35.9 QVC QVC

Out-of-market cable carriage

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


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WPXU-TV". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WPXU