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CityRocky Mount, North Carolina
FoundedMarch 26, 1991 (1991-03-26)
First air date
July 8, 1992
(31 years ago)
Former call signs
  • WFXB (1991)
  • WRMY (1991–1998)
  • WRPX (1998–2009)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 47 (UHF, 1992–2009)
  • Digital: 15 (UHF, until 2019)
Independent (1992–1998)
Call sign meaning
Raleigh's Pax TV
Technical information[2]
Licensing authority
Facility ID20590
ERP170 kW[3]
HAAT563.8 m (1,850 ft)[3]
Transmitter coordinates35°49′52.8″N 78°8′42.8″W / 35.831333°N 78.145222°W / 35.831333; -78.145222[3]
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 Scripps News 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 signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WRPX-TV[4]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
47.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
47.2 480i CourtTV Court TV
47.3 Defy TV Defy TV
47.4 SCRIPPS Bounce TV
47.5 CRIME True Crime Network
47.6 Jewelry Jewelry Television
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 on 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,[5] using virtual 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.[6]


  1. ^ Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application
  2. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WRPX-TV". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WRPX
  5. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "TV Listings- Find Local TV Listings and Watch Full Episodes -". Zap2It. September 1, 2017.