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WLAX / WEUX
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WLAX: La Crosse, Wisconsin
WEUX: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
City of license WLAX: La Crosse
WEUX: Chippewa Falls
Branding Fox 25/48
Channels Digital:
WLAX: 17 (UHF)
WEUX: 49 (UHF)
Subchannels WLAX:
25.1 (in HD)
25.2 (in SD)
WEUX:
48.1 (in HD)
48.2 (in SD)
Affiliations Fox
Owner Grant Broadcasting System II, Inc.
(WLAX: GM La Crosse Licensing, LLC)
(WEUX: GM Chippewa Falls Licensing, LLC)
First air date WLAX: 1986
WEUX: 1993
Call letters’ meaning WLAX: LA Crosse (X meaning Crosse)
WEUX: EaU Claire FoX
Former channel number(s) WLAX: 25 (Analog)
(1986 - February 17, 2009)
WEUX: 48 (Analog)
(1993 - February 17, 2009)
Transmitter Power WLAX: 852 kW
WEUX: 1,000 kW
Height WLAX: 297.3 m
WEUX: 223.1 m
Facility ID WLAX: 2710
WEUX: 2709
Transmitter Coordinates WLAX:
43°48′15.2″N 091°22′20.6″W / 43.804222°N 91.372389°W / 43.804222; -91.372389
WEUX:
44°57′24.1″N 091°40′03.0″W / 44.956694°N 91.6675°W / 44.956694; -91.6675 (WEUX)
Website www.fox2548.com

WLAX-DT and WEUX-DT, known together as Fox 25/48, are Fox-affiliated television stations in the La Crosse/Eau Claire, Wisconsin market. WLAX broadcasts on virtual channel 25 in the La Crosse area while WEUX broadcasts on virtual channel 48 in the Eau Claire area.

Both WLAX and WEUX broadcast both high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) formatted subchannels. All four subchannels of the two stations simulcast the same programming.

In addition to Fox programming, WLAX and WEUX carry syndicated programming such as Friends and Seinfeld.

WLAX and WEUX are owned by Grant Broadcasting, and operate from studios in La Crosse and Eau Claire. WLAX' transmitter is located near La Crescent, Minnesota; WEUX' transmitter is located in Dunn County, Wisconsin.

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History

Studios

In November of 1986, WLAX-TV first signed on the air, then became an affiliate of the FOX Television Network. However, since WLAX' transmitter was located in Minnesota, it provided an inadequate signal to the northern part of the market. To close this coverage gap, WEUX-TV launched in February 1993.

On August 28, 2006, WLAX/WEUX launched their 9PM newscast that originally aired only on weeknights, co-produced by WEAU-TV and using WEAU on-air personnel. Then, beginning the weekend of January 20, 2007, the 9pm News started airing seven nights a week.

Digital Transition

WLAX-DT went on the air with digital broadcasting (in SD/480i) on UHF channel 17 on December 9, 2004.[1]

WEUX-DT went on the air with digital broadcasting (in SD/480i) on UHF channel 49 on February 1, 2006.[2]

On January 28, 2008 WLAX-DT began broadcasting in HD/720p on subchannel 25.1, while subchannel 25.2 was added to continue offering the original SD/480i format.[3]

The original WLAX-TV and WEUX-TV, UHF analog channels 25 and 48, discontinued broadcasting on February 17, 2009.

On September 10, 2009 WEUX-DT began broadcasting in HD/720p on subchannel 48.1, while subchannel 48.2 was added to continue offering the original SD/480i format.[4]

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