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KWPX-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 33, is an Ion Television/Telemundo 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.

History[]

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.

As of July 1, 2021 33.5 changed from QVC to DefyTV, stylized with an upside and backwards "f", and 33.6 changed from HSN to TrueReal stylized "TruReal". Prior to this change both channels were shopping channels that advertised consumer goods that viewers purchased over the phone or through the channels matching website.

Digital television[]

Digital channels[]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
33.1 1080i 16:9 KWPX Ion Television
33.2 480i CourtTV Court TV
33.3 Bounce Bounce TV
33.4 Grit Grit
33.5 DefyTV Defy TV
33.6 TruReal TrueReal
33.7 720p Telemun Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion[]

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. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 32 to frequency, channel 33.


TV stations in Washington
KWPX, Bellevue

KCYU-LD3, Yakima
KGPX, Spokane

TV stations in Washington
Seattle area Spokane area Yakima/Tri-Cities area Portland/Vancouver area
KVOS, Bellingham KQUP/KDYS-LD/KQUP-LD, Pullman/Spokane KUNW-CD/KVVK-CA/KORK-CA, Yakima/Kennewick/Walla Walla KOXI-CD, Camas
KONG, Everett KHBA-LD, Spokane K21JQ-D, Walla Walla KEVE-LD, Vancouver
KTBW, Tacoma K33EJ-D, Walla Walla
KBCB, Bellingham
KWPX-DT7, Bellevue
KWDK, Tacoma
KFFV, Seattle
KUNS, Bellevue
KUSE-LD, Seattle
TV stations in the Puget Sound Region, including Seattle, Tacoma and Everett
KOMO 4 (ABC)
KING 5 (NBC)
KIRO 7 (CBS)
K08OU-D 8 (3ABN)
KCTS 9 (PBS)
KSTW 11 (CW)
KVOS 12 (H&I)
KCPQ 13 (Fox)
KCKA 15 (PBS)
KONG 16 (Ind)
KTBW 20 (TBN)
KZJO 22 (MNTV)
KBCB 24 (SBN)
KRUM-LD 24 (Ind)
KBTC 28 (PBS)
KWPX 33 (Ion)
KFFV 44 (Ind)
KUSE-LD 46 (AAT TV)
KUNS 51 (UNI)
KWDK 56 (Daystar)
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