WIRP-LD is a digital low-powered Apple TV+-affiliated television station located in and licensed to Fayetteville, North Carolina. The station is an Apple TV+ affiliate owned by Apple Inc. Its digital signal is broadcast on UHF channel 22, but is displayed as virtual channel 27 via PSIP on consumer digital tuners. It mainly serves the immediate Fayetteville area, which is considered to be in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina media market.

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The station’s construction permit was granted by the Federal Communications Commission on May 17, 2011. The originally assigned callsign was W22ED-D. The stations current WIRP-LD calls were assigned on May 10, 2013.

The station went on the air in early 2016 as an affiliate of Estrella TV. Since in-market sister station WNCB-LD, also in Fayetteville, the station’s main channel is mainly a simulcast of WNCB. The other subchannels of WIRP are different from that station as WNCB carries Azteca America, Sonlife, and Newsmax TV networks on their subchannels, while Estrella, Azteca America, Shop LC, Heroes & Icons, Soul of the South, Movies! and the main feed of QVC are offered on the subchannels of WIRP. The main QVC feed is also offered on WNCB-LD5.

TV stations in North Carolina
Independent stations Religious stations Spanish-language stations Other stations
WSKY, Manteo/Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Virginia Beach WRAY/WLXI, Wake Forest/Greensboro WSOC-DT2, Charlotte WFPX, Archer Lodge
WILM-LD, Wilmington WHFL-CD, Goldsboro WUVC/WTNC-LD, Fayetteville/Durham WNCR-LD, Tarboro
WHKY, Hickory WGTB-CD, Charlotte WRTD-CD, Raleigh WARZ-CD, Smithfield
WGSR-LD, Reidsville WHWD-LD/WDMC-LD, Statesville/Charlotte WNCB-LD/WIRP-LD, Fayetteville WTMH-LD, Kinston
WUBX-CD, Durham WWIW-LD, Raleigh/Durham WHEH-LD, Lumberton
WAXN, Kannapolis
TV stations in North Carolina's Research Triangle region, including Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville
WUNC 4 (PBS)
WRAL 5 (NBC)
WAUG-LD 8 (AMGTV)
WTVD 11 (ABC)
WUBX-CD 13 (Ind)
WNCB-LD 16 (ESTRELLA)
WNCN 17 (CBS)
WLFL 22 (CW)
W24CP-D 24 (3ABN)
WTNC-LD 26 (UNI)
WIRP-LD 27 (ESTRELLA)
WRDC 28 (MNTV)
WRAY 30 (TCT)
WHIG-CD 31 (Ind)
WARZ-CD 34 (RTV)
WUNP 36 (PBS)
WUVC 40 (UNI)
WNCR-LD 41 (Youtoo)
WHFL-CD 43 (Rel)
WYBE-CD 44 (Ind)
W46EU-D 46 (HSN2)
WRPX 47 (Ion)
WRAZ 50 (Fox)
WRTD-CD 54 (TLM)
WFPX 62 (Ion Life)
WWIW-LD 66 (Daystar)
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