|Channels||Digital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 67 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||67.1 Ion Television
67.3 ION Life
67.4 Ion Shop
|Affiliations||Ion Television (O&O; 2007-present)|
|Owner||Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Lexington License, Inc.)
|First air date||June 1998|
|Call letters' meaning||KentUcky's PaX|
|Former callsigns||WAOM (1998-2001)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
67 (UHF, 1998-2009)
|Former affiliations||UPN (via WBLU-LP) (1998-2001)
Pax TV (2001-2005)
|Transmitter power||719 kW (digital)|
|Height||428 m (digital)|
|Transmitter coordinates||Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.|
|Public license information:||Profile
WUPX-TV is a television station in Morehead, Kentucky, serving the Lexington market as an affiliate of the Ion Television network on digital channel 21. The station's broadcasting tower is located on McCausey Ridge in Menifee County. As such, its signal barely reaches its intended city.
A construction permit for WAOM was issued in October 1993. The station really signed on the air in June 1998 as WAOM, a repeater of UPN-affiliated WBLU-LP, which broadcast on UHF channel 62. It was known on air as UPN 62 and UPN 67. Both stations simulcast programming from UPN and The WB and infomercials until WAOM was sold off in 2001. After WAOM was sold, WBLU-LP lost both the WB and UPN in 2003 and 2004, respectively, to become independent, and at some points became affiliated with MyNetworkTV and RTV. Currently, WBLU-LP is no longer broadcasting as it went dark in 2008.
In 2001, WAOM-TV was then sold to Paxson Communications, became a PAX affiliate and changed its letters to the current WUPX. PAX became the "i" network in 2005, and became ION Television in 2007.
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WUPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 67, 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 21. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 67, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.
- WUPX-TV MOREHEAD, KY @ RabbitEars.Info
- RabbitEars TV Query for WUPX
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Ion Television website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WUPX
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WUPX-TV
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