call_letters = WPXR
city =
station_slogan =
station_branding = ION Television
analog = 38 (UHF)
digital = 36 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = ION Television (since 1998, previously Pax 1998-2005 and i 2005-07)
network =
founded =
airdate = January 3, 1986
location = Roanoke, Virginia
callsign_meaning = PaX TV Roanoke
former_callsigns = WEFC (1986-1998)
former_channel_numbers =
owner = ION Media Networks, Inc.
licensee = Paxson Communications License Company, LLC
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = religious (1986-1997)
inTV (1997-1998)
effective_radiated_power = 1350 kW (analog)
700 kW (digital)
HAAT = 623 m (both)
class =
facility_id = 70251
coordinates = coord|37|11|37.5|N|80|9|25.2|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.ionline.tv/ www.ionline.tv]

WPXR is the ION Television affiliate for Roanoke, Virginia. The station is owned by ION Media Networks, and operates on UHF channel 38, with a digital signal on channel 36.


The station signed on in January 1986 as WEFC, a religious station owned by Evangel Foursquare Church (hence the call letters). It was the first new station to sign on in Roanoke in 31 years.

Paxson (now ION Media Networks) bought the station in 1997 and made it part of the all-infomercial inTV network. It joined Pax TV (later i and now ION) on the network's launch in 1998.

It is on channel 12 on COX cable Roanoke and channel 11 on Comcast cable Lynchburg.

External links

* [http://www.ionline.tv/ ION Television website]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • WLKU — Infobox Radio station name = WLKU city = Rock Island, Illinois area = Quad Cities branding = slogan = frequency = 98.9 MHz repeater = airdate = October 1947 share = share as of = share source = format = Christian contemporary power = erp = 39,000 …   Wikipedia

  • Star Tower — The Star Tower is a 956 foot (291.4 m) high transmitting tower for TV and FM in Cincinnati, Ohio at coord|39|12|01|N|84|31|22|W|. It was built for WSTR TV, then known as Star 64 , which still broadcasts from the tower [… …   Wikipedia

  • WSLS-TV — Roanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia Branding WSLS 10 Slogan On …   Wikipedia

  • Roanoke, Virginia — For the metropolitan area, see Roanoke metropolitan area. For unsuccessful colonization attempt, see Roanoke Colony. Roanoke, Virginia   City …   Wikipedia

  • Ion Television — Type Broadcast television network, satellite television network …   Wikipedia

  • Lynchburg, Virginia —   City   …   Wikipedia

  • List of ION Television affiliates — ION Television is an American television network made up of roughly 90 affiliates. This is a listing of ION Television s affiliates, arranged by U.S. state. There are links to and articles on each of the stations, describing their local… …   Wikipedia

  • WLLR-FM — Infobox Radio station name = WLLR FM city = Davenport, Iowa area = Quad Cities branding = WLLR slogan = #1 Country airdate = 1948 frequency = 103.7 FM (MHz) HD Radio format = Commercial; Country power = erp = 100,000 watts class = C callsign… …   Wikipedia

  • List of television stations in Virginia (by channel number) — This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the state of Virginia.VHF stations*Channel 2: WDRG LP (Religious/TCT) Lynchburg (Roanoke Lynchburg) *Channel 3: WHSV (ABC) Harrisonburg *Channel 3: WTKR (CBS) Norfolk (Hampton… …   Wikipedia

  • The Bill Jefferson Show — is a television program featuring traditional country music and airing on WPXR, the ION network affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia. The program is filmed in Rocky Mount, Virginia, the beginning of the “crooked road” which is an area known for its… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”