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WNPX-TV is an Ion Television-owned-and-operated television station serving Nashville, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to Franklin. Owned by Ion Media Networks, the station broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 (or virtual channel 28 via PSIP) from a transmitter located in Whites Creek, Tennessee, 7 miles (11 km) north of Nashville.

Its call sign is derived from "Nashville PaX", in reference to a former name for Ion Television. Because the Bowling Green, Kentucky market does not have an Ion Television affiliate of its own, WNPX also serves the Bowling Green area by default.

History[]

The station was signed on by Dove Broadcasting on January 23, 1989 as WMTT, an independent station serving Cookeville. A few months later, Dove sold the station to Steven J. Sweeney. InaVision Broadcasting bought WMTT in 1993, changed its call sign to WKZX in 1994, and affiliated the station with The WB in 1995. Also in 1995, WKZX launched a nightly 6:30 p.m. newscast (which was repeated at 10 p.m.) branded as News 28. In 1997, InaVision Broadcasting sold the station to St. Louis, Missouri-based Roberts Broadcasting. A year later, Roberts Broadcasting sold the station to Paxson Communications (now Ion Media Networks), who closed WKZX's news operation, moved and upgraded its transmitter to begin focusing on the Nashville market, and changed the callsign to WNPX; on August 31, 1998, the station began broadcasting programming from Pax TV, the forerunner of Ion Television.

Until 2015, the station also utilized an analog translator, WNPX-LP on channel 20, also located at Whites Creek. The translator was sold to Daystar on March 26, 2015.


TV stations in Tennessee
WNPX, Cookeville

WPXX, Memphis
WRCB-DT3, Chattanooga
WPXK, Jellico

TV stations in Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Murfreesboro and Clarksville
WKRN 2 (ABC)
WSMV 4 (NBC)
WTVF 5 (CBS)
WRTN-LP 6 (Daystar)
WNPT 8 (PBS)
WETV-LP 11 (Ind)
WIIW-LP 14 (Silent → Ind)
WZTV 17 (Fox)
WCKV-LD 21 (The Walk TV)
WCTE 22 (PBS)
WNPX-LP 24 (Silent → Daystar)
WNTU-LP 26 (Daystar)
WNPX 28 (Ion)
WUXP 30 (MNTV)
WJDE-LD 31 (H&I)
WJNK-LD 34 (3ABN)
WHTN 39 (CTN)
WKUW-LD 40 (Buzzr)
WLLC-LP 42 (UNI)
WJFB 44 (TCT)
WPGD 50 (TBN)
WNAB 58 (Dabl)
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