WPXF-TV, virtual channel 15 (VHF digital channel 34), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated station licensed to Hendersonville, North Carolina, serving Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. The station is owned by West Palm Beach, Florida-based Ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications) as part of a duopoly with Anderson, South Carolina-licensed Ion Plus owned-and-operated station WAIP-TV (channel 61). The two stations share offices on Peachtree Road in Asheville, North Carolina and transmission facilities on Black Balsam Knob in Haywood County, North Carolina.


History

In 1990, a group named Hispanic Carolinians for Christ filed for a construction permit for a Univision affiliate on channel 15 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which was granted by the FCC in 1991. The new station signed-on as WCTC-TV (Connecting The Carolinas) on March 11, 1992, airing Univision programming as well as some local bilingual religious programming.

In 1998, the station was sold to Paxson Communications, and on August 31 the station became WPXF-TV, a charter owned-and-operated station of Pax TV when that network launched.

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