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Seattle, Washington
United States
City of license Bellevue, Washington
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Subchannels 33.1 KWPX-DT
33.2 qubo
33.3 Ion Life
33.4 Ion Shop
33.5 QVC
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
First air date May 17, 1989
Call letters' meaning Washington's PaX TV
Former callsigns KBGE (1989-1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
33 (UHF, 1989-2009)
Digital: 32 (UHF)
Former affiliations ValueVision (until 1998)
Transmitter power 400 kW
Height 716 m
Facility ID 56852
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KWPX-TV is an Ion (formerly PAX and i) television station serving the Seattle, Washington DMA, owned by Ion Media Networks, formerly Paxson Communications. KWPX signed on the air as KBGE on May 17, 1989. KWPX's local administrative office is located in Preston, Washington.

The station's current programming consists of the Ion Pacific Coast feed including entertainment, children's, and paid programming on channel 33-1. Qubo has children's programming on 33-2, and Ion Life is on 33-3.

When the station first signed on the air, its transmitter site was atop the Columbia Center Tower. The transmitter site was later moved to West Tiger Mountain -- which is also known as West Tiger #3.

On most Western Washington cable TV systems, KWPX is typically located as channel 15 or channel 3.

KWPX's city of license is Bellevue, Washington.

As of April 23, 2010, KWPX is transmitting ION programming in HD.

Digital television

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
33.1 720p 16:9 KWPX-DT Main KWPX-TV programming / Ion Television
33.2 480i 4:3 KWPX-SD Qubo
33.3 Ion Life
33.4 ShopTV
33.5 QVC
33.7 Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion

KWPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 33, on February 17, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television (which Congress had moved the previous month to June 12).[2] The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 32 to former UHF analog frequency, channel 33.[3]


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