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ION Media Networks O&O and Sold Stations

With many questioning the future of the "Ion" tv network, the list below will keep a tally of the sold Ion O&O (owned and operated) stations.

Rank / Market # Call Sign Buy Date Before PAX Sell Date After PAX/i New Owner
1 New York 31 WPXN 05/19/1997 WBIS, Business News      
2 Los Angeles 30 KPXN 12/09/1994 KZKI, *O-CP      
3 Chicago 38 WCPX 01/30/1998 WCFC, Religious      
4 Philadelphia 61 WPPX 10/19/1994 WTGI      
5 Boston 68 WBPX 12/29/1999 WABU, Independent      
  Boston (Vineyard Haven, MA) 58 WDPX ? WZBU     Listed for sale
  Boston (Concord, NH) 21 WPXG ? WNBU     Listed for sale
6 San Francisco 65 KKPX 12/22/1994 KLXV      
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 68 KPXD 06/29/2001 KINZ      
8 Washington D.C. 66 WPXW 11/29/1996 WVVI      
  Washington D.C. (Martinsburg, WV) 60 WWPX ? WSHE     Listed for Sale
9 Atlanta 14 WPXA 04/01/1994 WTLK      
10 Detroit 31 WPXD 04/14/1997 WBSX, HSN      
11 Houston 49 KPXB 02/03/1995 KTFH, Shopping, later Spanish      
12 Seattle 33 KWPX 11/21/1997 KBGE, infomercials      
13 Tampa-St. Petersburg 66 WXPX 05/05/1997 WFCT      
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 41 KPXM 06/21/1996 KXLI, Religious      
15 Phoenix 51 KPPX 11/08/2000 KAJW      
16 Cleveland 23 WVPX 08/28/1995 WAKC, Akron ABC aff.      
17 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 35 WPXM 05/05/1997 WCTD      
18 Denver 59 KPXC 04/22/1996 KUBD      
19 Sacramento 29 KSPX 04/12/2000 KCMY, Shopping      
20 Orlando 56 WOPX 06/29/2001 WIRB      
24 Portland, OR 22 KPXG 03/10/1998 KBSP      
25 Indianapolis 63 WIPX 12/22/1999 WIIB, HSN      
27 Hartford-New Haven 26 WHPX 12/23/1999 WTWS      
29 Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville) 62 WFPX 09/05/1997 WFAY     Listed for sale, satellite of WRPX.
29 Raleigh-Durham (Rocky Mount) 47 WRPX 04/26/2000 WRMY, (DP Media)      
30 Nashville 28 WNPX 07/03/1997 WKZX      
31 Kansas City 50 KPXE 01/02/1997 KINB      
33 Milwaukee 55 WPXE 04/26/2000 WHKE      
36 Salt Lake City 16 KUPX 05/07/1998 KUWB, KZAR      
37 San Antonio 26 KPXL 06/29/2001 KPXL *O-CALL      
38 Grand Rapids 43 WZPX 04/26/2000 WILV, UPN (DP Media)      
39 West Palm Beach-Ft.Pierce 67 WPXP 03/17/1998 (?) WHBI      
40 Birmingham-Tuscaloosa 44 WPXH 09/13/1996 WNAL, CBS aff.      
41 Norfolk 49 WPXV 10/23/1997 WJCB      
44 Buffalo, NY 51 WPXJ 05/16/1997 WAQF      
45 Oklahoma City 62 KOPX 08/09/1996 KMNZ      
46 Greensboro, NC 16 WGPX 04/24/1996 WAAP      
48 Providence, RI 69 WPXQ 06/01/2000 WOST      
50 Louisville, KY 21 WBNA (not o&o) Religious      
52 Jacksonville, FL 21 WPXC 10/04/2000 WBSG, ABC?      
53 Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, PA 64 WQPX 06/29/2001 WSWB      
55 Albany, NY 55 WYPX 06/17/1996 WOCD      
60 Tulsa, OK 44 KTPX 07/03/1997 KGLB      
61 Knoxville, TN 54 WPXK 04/16/1998 WPMC      
63 Charleston, WV 29 WLPX 09/11/1998 WKRP      
65 Lexington, KY 67 WUPX 03/07/2000 WAOM      
66 Roanoke, VA 38 WPXR 08/21/1997 WEFC      
72 Honolulu 66 KPXO 06/01/1998 KAPA      
73 Des Moines 39 KFPX 08/13/1998 KFPX, *O-CP      
79 Syracuse, NY 56 WSPX 01/29/1999 WAUP      
80 Spokane, WA 34 KGPX 04/02/1998 KBEU, *O-CP      
88 Cedar Rapids, IA 48 KPXR 05/16/1997 KTVC      
103 Greenville, NC 38 WEPX 07/10/1998 WAWO      
103 Jacksonville, NC 35 WPXU 06/17/1999 WFXZ      
134 Wausau, WI 46 WTPX 03/08/2000 WAZW     Listed for sale
                 
  Stations Formerly Owned:              
Rank / Market # Call Sign Buy Date Before PAX Sell Date After PAX/i New Owner
5 Boston/Merrimack, NH 60 WPXB 1/27/1995 WGOT, Independent 9/12/2002 WNEU, Telemundo NBC O&O ($26 million)
25 Indianapolis 34 WIPX-LP 5/2/2000   1/7/2005   Giant City Media ($635,000)
47 Albuquerque-Santa Fe 14 KAPX 06/29/2001 ? 03/17/2003 KTFQ-TV Telefutura Unvision O&O ($20 mil)
58 Fresno-Visalia 61 KPXF 4/4/1997 *CP 8/1/2002 KTFF-TV Telefutura Univision O&O ($35 million)
74 Portland-Auburn 23 WMPX 07/17/1998 *CP 12/03/2002 WPFO Fox CMCG (part of $10 mil deal 1of2)
81 Shreveport, LA 21 KPXJ 4/14/1998 *O-CP 10/16/2003 KPXJ, UPN Minden TV ($10 mil)
  Puerto Rico-San Juan
Ponce
San Sebastian
24
20
38
WJPX
WKPV
WJWN
11/14/1996 ? 6/9/2000 Spanish LIN TV ($11.2 mil)
  Virgin Islands 15 WPXO 02/18/1999 ? 12/03/2002 WVIF Fox CMCG (part of $10 mil deal 2of2)

*CP = Construction permit.
*O-CP = Ion/Paxson is original construction permit holder.
*O-CALL = Only call sign station ever had.

HSN = Home Shopping Network

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