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WHPX-TV
Ion Television logo.svg
New London/Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut
Branding ION Television
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Paxson Hartford License, Inc.)
First air date September 15, 1986
Call letters’ meaning Hartford PaX
Former callsigns WTWS (1986-1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
26 (1986-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1986-1995)
inTV (1995-1998)
Pax TV (1998-2005)
i (2005-2007)
Transmitter Power 95 kW
Height 384 m
Facility ID 51980
Transmitter Coordinates 41°25′4″N 72°11′53.1″W / 41.41778°N 72.198083°W / 41.41778; -72.198083
Website www.ionline.tv

WHPX-TV is the Ion Television affiliate serving the Hartford / New Haven, Connecticut television market. It is owned and operated by ION Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications) and is licensed to New London, Connecticut.

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History

The station began operation on September 15, 1986 as WTWS. It was owned by R & R Media and ran a low budget general entertainment format. In 1988, the station took over some programming from WHCT as a result of WHCT's financial problems.

In 1990, the station also began to take programming that WTXX chose not to renew. It also offered to pick up WTXX's programming inventory in 1992, but WTXX's owner (Renaissance Broadcasting) declined.

The station had added more infomercials to its lineup by 1993. However, shortly thereafter, it was sold to Paxson, and rights to its programming were acquired by LIN Television, which placed those shows on WBNE in 1995.

Under Paxson, WTWS ran religious programming in the morning, infomercials in the afternoon and evenings, and worship programming overnight. Paxson then bought WHCT in 1997, and sold WTWS to Roberts Broadcasting.

Paxson, however, sold WHCT to Entravision in 1998, and affiliated with WTWS. The station became a Pax affiliate that year, and changed its call letters to WHPX to reflect its affiliation. In 2005, Paxson repurchased channel 26.

Digital television

ON February 17, 2009 WHPX shut down its analog signal on channel 26 and moved its digital broadacast to that channel. [1]

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