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KPXC-TV, virtual channel 59 (UHF digital channel 43), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KPXC's offices are located on South Jamaica Court in Aurora, and its transmitter is located in rural southwestern Weld County, east of Frederick. On cable, the station is available on Comcast Xfinity in standard definition on channel 17, and in high definition on digital channel 659. It is also carried on CenturyLink Prism channels 68 and 1068.

HistoryEdit

The station first signed on the air on September 10, 1987 as KUBD. Originally operating as an independent station, the station aired financial news programming from the Financial News Network during the daytime hours and ran a general entertainment schedule at night. In 1989, KUBD became the original Denver area affiliate of the Spanish-language network Telemundo. FNN ceased operations two years later, when it was absorbed by CNBC. In 1995, KUBD was sold by its original ownership group (which included satellite TV entrepreneur Charlie Ergen) to Christian Network, Inc. (CNI), a non-profit organization co-founded by Bud Paxson, for $6.5 million. The CNI stations, including KUBD, were sold to Paxson Communications (the forerunner of Ion Media Networks) in 1996.

The station changed its call letters to KPXC-TV on February 2, 1998; KPXC became a charter owned-and-operated station of Paxson's new family-oriented broadcast network Pax TV (now Ion Television) when the network launched on August 31, 1998. In 2001, KPXC obtained the local television rights to carry select NHL games featuring the Colorado Avalanche; the deal to broadcast the games ended in 2003.

On December 15, 2014, Ion reached a deal to donate KPXC-TV's low-power repeater in Fort Collins, KPXH-LD (channel 25), to Word of God Fellowship, parent company of the Daystar network.


TV stations in Colorado
KPXC, Denver

KXRM-DT3, Colorado Springs

TV stations in the greater Denver area
KWGN 2 (CW)
KCDO 3 (Ind)
KCNC 4 (CBS)
K05MD-D 5 (SBN)
KRMA 6 (PBS)
KMGH 7 (ABC)
KZCO-LD 7 (ABC)
KUSA 9 (CBS)
KSBS-CD 10 (Light)
KBDI 12 (PBS)
KCEC 14 (UNI)
KBRO-LD 16 (Ind)
KTVD 20 (MNTV)
KFCT 22 (Fox)
KDEO-LD 23 (EWTN)
KRMZ 24 (PBS)
KDEN 25 (TLM)
KHDT-LD 26 (Movies)
KLPD-LD 28 (HSN)
KDVR 31 (Fox)
KQCK 33 (CTN)
K36DB-CD 36 (Outside)
KPJR 38 (TBN)
KRMT 41 (Daystar)
K45IE-D 45 (Outside)
KTFD 50 (UMas)
KETD 53 (ESTRELLA)
KPXC 59 (Ion)
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