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Bellevue/Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
United States
CityBellevue, Washington
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
First air dateMay 17, 1989 (30 years ago) (1989-05-17)
Call letters' meaningWashington's PaX TV
Former callsignsKBGE (1989–1998)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
33 (UHF, 1989–2009)
32 (UHF, until 2009)
Former affiliationsValueVision (until 1998)
Transmitter power400 kW
Height716 m (2,349 ft)
Facility ID56852
Transmitter coordinates47°30′16.3″N 121°58′10″W / 47.504528°N 121.96944°W / 47.504528; -121.96944
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KWPX-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 33), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, United States that is licensed to Bellevue. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KWPX's offices are located on 304th Avenue Southeast in Preston, and its transmitter is located on West Tiger Mountain near Issaquah.


KWPX signed on the air as KBGE on May 17, 1989. 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. The call letters became KWPX-TV on March 9, 1998.

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

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
33.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
33.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
33.3 IONLife Ion Life
33.4 Shop Ion Shop
33.5 QVC QVC
33.6 HSN HSN

 33.7 – Telemundo.

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KWPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 33, on February 17, 2009, to conclude the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[1] The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 32 to frequency, channel 33.[2]


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