CityRocky Mount, North Carolina
Affiliations47.1: Ion Television
47.2: Court TV
47.3: Ion Mystery
47.4: TrueReal
47.5: Newsy
47.6: Defy TV
47.8: QVC
FoundedMarch 26, 1991
First air date
July 8, 1992 (30 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)
Qubo (until 2021)
Ion Shop (until 2021)
Grit (March–July 2021)
Laff (until February 2022)
HSN (until 2021)
Call sign meaning
Raleigh's Pax TV
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID20590
ERP170 kW[2]
HAAT563.8 m (1,849.7 ft)[2]
Transmitter coordinates35°49′52.8″N 78°8′42.8″W / 35.831333°N 78.145222°W / 35.831333; -78.145222[2]
Public license information

WRPX-TV (channel 47) is a television station licensed to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States, broadcasting the Ion Television network to the Research Triangle region. It is owned and operated by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company alongside Archer Lodge–licensed Bounce TV outlet WFPX-TV (channel 62). WRPX-TV and WFPX-TV share a sales office on Gresham Lake Road in Raleigh; through a channel sharing agreement, the two stations transmit using WRPX-TV's spectrum from a tower northeast of Middlesex, North Carolina.

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.

Technical information


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
47.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
47.2 480i CourtTV Court TV
47.3 Mystery Ion Mystery
47.4 TruReal TrueReal
47.5 Newsy Newsy
47.6 Defy TV Defy TV
47.8 QVC QVC

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 multiple areas within the Greenville and Wilmington media markets.[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.