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WCPX-TV
CHICAGO IL US
ION
DIGITAL TV STATION
Channel 34 (Virtual 38)
ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.
601 CLEARWATER PARK ROAD
WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
5616824110
Facility ID: 10981
Fully Licensed
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1. MOD 0000034347 GRANTED 05/21/2018
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Record Type: Full Service Television
Application Purpose: Modification (Minor)
Channel: 34
Construction Permit Expires: 03/13/2020
SITE # 1
TV Zone: 1
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 52' 44.0" N / 87 38' 8.0" W
NAD27 Coordinates: ' " / 0 0' "
Elevation: 181.4 m AMSL
Antenna Type: RFS PHP24C
Antenna Polarization: Horizontal
Effective Radiated Power: 400 kW
Antenna Maximum Power Gain: 14.92 dB
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 689.5m
Radiation Center above average terrain: 510m
Overall antenna height above ground: 524.9m
Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 1003626
Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP
00.195-14.2 15.210 900.544-5.3 118.374 1800.967-0.3 374.036 2700.931-0.6 346.704
100.189-14.5 14.288 1000.714-2.9 203.918 1900.870-1.2 302.760 2800.862-1.3 297.218
200.180-14.9 12.960 1100.851-1.4 289.680 2000.848-1.4 287.642 2900.885-1.1 313.290
300.137-17.3 7.508 1200.940-0.5 353.440 2100.916-0.8 335.622 3000.949-0.5 360.240
400.137-17.3 7.508 1300.949-0.5 360.240 2200.916-0.8 335.622 3100.940-0.5 353.440
500.180-14.9 12.960 1400.885-1.1 313.290 2300.848-1.4 287.642 3200.851-1.4 289.680
600.189-14.5 14.288 1500.862-1.3 297.218 2400.870-1.2 302.760 3300.714-2.9 203.918
700.195-14.2 15.210 1600.931-0.6 346.704 2500.967-0.3 374.036 3400.544-5.3 118.374
800.346-9.2 47.886 1700.995-0.0 396.010 2600.995-0.0 396.010 3500.346-9.2 47.886
Additional Azimuths:
Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP
1731.0000.0 400.000 2571.0000.0 400.000
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2. MOD 0000034347 Application Superceded 05/16/2018
3. MOD 0000034347 Application Superceded 11/03/2017
4. MOD 0000026971 GRANTED 07/28/2017
5. BPCDT-20080619AIL DISMISSED 01/22/2013
6. BLCDT-20010226ABH GRANTED 10/11/2005
Record Type: Digital TV (DTV) Station
Domestic Status: License
Channel: 43
Analog Channel: 38
NAD27 Coordinates: 41 52' 44.01" 87 38' 8.01"
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 52' 44.12" 87 38' 8.23"
Elevation: 181 m AMSL
Effective ERP: 200 kW
Directional Antenna
Antenna Type: RFS PHP24C
Antenna Polarization: Horizontal
Visual Power Output: 9.78 kW
Maximum HAAT: 2 m
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 689.5m
Radiation Center above average terrain: 510m
Overall antenna height above ground: 521.1m
Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 38347
Antenna Rotation: 0
Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP
00.3261.039 900.6684.364 1800.8937.799 2700.9508.826
100.3070.922 1000.7956.181 1900.8537.116 2800.8487.033
200.2000.391 1100.8817.591 2000.9218.296 2900.7795.935
300.1750.300 1200.9208.278 2100.9649.089 3000.9178.224
400.1810.320 1300.8567.166 2200.9007.922 3100.9959.682
500.2260.500 1400.6173.723 2300.8026.291 3200.9188.242
600.2720.724 1500.8697.385 2400.8236.624 3300.8256.657
700.2890.817 1600.9498.808 2500.9298.441 3400.7525.531
800.5412.862 1700.9779.335 2600.9929.624 3500.5512.969
Border Zone: Located near Canada
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7. BLCT-20050715ACC GRANTED 09/07/2005
8. BPCT-20040802ATE GRANTED 02/10/2005
9. BMPCT-20030107AAP GRANTED 07/23/2004
10. BLCDT-20010226ABH Application Superceded 04/24/2002
11. BLCT-20010226ABG DISMISSED 08/29/2005
12. BPCT-19990922AAU GRANTED 04/28/2000
13. BPCDT-19990824KE GRANTED 02/07/2001
14. BLCT-2495 GRANTED 10/30/1979
DIGITAL TV CHANNEL ELECTION
In the First Channel Election - Licensee/Permittee makes the following channel election from its currently assigned NTSC/DTV channels:  43 
BROADCAST AUXILIARY/REMOTE PICK-UP/STL
WQED75112712.5000333 South Desplaines
CALL SIGN HISTORY
WCFC -
WCFC-TV - 05/25/1978
WCPX - 08/31/1998
WCPX-TV - 06/15/2009
Where this callsign has been:
05/01/1998 On Channel 48 in COLUMBUS OH - now WCPX-LP
06/06/1982 On Channel 26 in ORLANDO FL - now WKMG-TV
APPLICATION HISTORY
  BRCT-19790730KH Renewal Granted 12/31/1979
  BLCT-2495 Licence to Cover Granted 10/30/1979
Public Notice Details BMLCT-19800925KJ Modify Licence Granted 01/08/1981
  BRCT-19820802UD Renewal Granted 11/19/1982
  BRCT-19870731KR Renewal Granted 11/16/1987
  BTCCT-19880513KE Transfer Control Granted 06/02/1988
  BRCT-19920731KN Renewal Granted 04/15/1993
  BRCT-19970731KE Renewal Granted 11/19/1997
From: CHRISTIAN COMM. OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.
To: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.
  BALCT-19980130IB Assign Licence Granted 08/11/1998
  BPCDT-19990824KE Minor Modification Granted 02/07/2001
  BPCT-19990922AAU Minor Modification Granted 04/28/2000
  BIES-20000623ACR B Accepted for Filing 06/26/2000
  BLCT-20010226ABG Licence to Cover Dismissed 08/29/2005
BOA-20010329 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/26/2001
  BMPCT-20030107AAP Minor Modify CP Granted 07/23/2004
  BSTA-20030107ABE Special Temporary Authority Dismissed 01/14/2005
BOA-20030314 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/17/2003
  BAFCDT-20031126ALO Ancillary Fee Received 11/28/2003
  BPCT-20040802ATE Minor Modification Granted 02/10/2005
  BSTA-20040803ACJ Special Temporary Authority Dismissed 02/10/2005
  BCERCT-20041103AHY Pre-Election Certif. Tendered for Filing 11/04/2004
  BAFCDT-20041122ABV Ancillary Fee Received 11/23/2004
BOA-20050331 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/01/2005
BOA-20050429 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 05/02/2005
  BFRECT-20050210AGU First Round Election Approved 06/23/2005
  BLCT-20050715ACC Licence to Cover Granted 09/07/2005
  BRCT-20050729AGG Renewal Granted 11/30/2007
  BTCCT-20050817AEG Transfer Control Granted 08/29/2005
  BLCDT-20010226ABH Licence to Cover Granted 10/11/2005
  BAFCDT-20051121AIF Ancillary Fee Received 11/22/2005
BOA-20051207 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/08/2005
BOA-20060124 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/25/2006
BOA-20060331 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/03/2006
BOA-20060403 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/04/2006
  BAFCDT-20061128AKF Ancillary Fee Received 11/29/2006
BOA-20070320 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/21/2007
BOA-20070322 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/23/2007
  BAFCDT-20071126AHE Ancillary Fee Received 11/27/2007
  BTCCT-20070514ARG Transfer Control Granted 12/31/2007
  Consummation Notice Accepted 01/09/2008
BOA-20080205 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/06/2008
BOA-20080207 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/08/2008
  BDTRCT-20080212AAL DTV Transition Report Accepted for Filing 02/13/2008
BOA-20080324 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/25/2008
BOA-20080325 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/26/2008
BOA-20080401 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 04/02/2008
  BPCDT-20080619AIL Minor Modification Dismissed 01/22/2013
  BDERCT-20080708AFK DTV Education Report Received 07/09/2008
  BDERCT-20081010AST DTV Education Report Received 10/14/2008
  BAFCDT-20081121ABH Ancillary Fee Received 11/24/2008
From: ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.
To: URBAN TELEVISION LLC
  BALCT-20081118AMC Assign Licence Accepted for Filing 11/25/2008
  BDERCT-20090112ANK DTV Education Report Received 01/13/2009
  BNAT Accepted for Filing 03/17/2009
  BDERCT-20090409APQ DTV Education Report Received 04/10/2009
From: ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.
To: ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC., DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION
  BALCT-20090520ADX Assign Licence Granted 06/05/2009
  ATIU Accepted for Filing 06/05/2009
  Consummation Notice Accepted 06/08/2009
  BDERCDT-20090710AHQ DTV Education Report Received 07/13/2009
From: ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.,DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION
To: ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.
  BALCDT-20090901AII Assign Licence Granted 09/28/2009
  BAFCDT-20091201ABJ Ancillary Fee Received 12/02/2009
  BTCCDT-20090901ADJ Transfer Control Granted 12/17/2009
  Consummation Notice Accepted 12/22/2009
  Consummation Notice Accepted 01/01/2010
BOA-20100614 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/15/2010
BOA-20100615 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/16/2010
BOA-20100616 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/17/2010
BOA-20100624 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/25/2010
BOA-20100625 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/28/2010
BOA-20100628 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/29/2010
BOA-20100629 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/30/2010
BOA-20100630 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/01/2010
BOA-20100701 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/02/2010
BOA-20100702 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/07/2010
  BAFCDT-20101201ABV Ancillary Fee Received 12/02/2010
  CPR-119578 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/08/2011
  CPR-122405 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/08/2011
  CPR-124391 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/07/2011
BOA-20111121 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/21/2011
BOA-20111118 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/21/2011
BOA-20111122 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/23/2011
BOA-20111123 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/25/2011
BOA-20111128 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/29/2011
BOA-20111129 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/30/2011
BOA-20111130 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/02/2011
  BAFCDT-20111201BDY Ancillary Fee Received 12/02/2011
  CPR-126947 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/09/2012
  CPR-130426 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/13/2012
  CPR-132960 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/11/2012
  BTCCDT-20120925AUD Transfer Control Granted 10/10/2012
  CPR-135311 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/10/2012
  BAFCDT-20121128BIY Ancillary Fee Received 11/29/2012
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 01/07/2013
  CPR-138574 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/17/2013
  Consummation Notice Accepted 01/30/2013
BOA-20130220 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/21/2013
BOA-20130221 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 02/22/2013
  CPR-141015 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/09/2013
  CPR-144477 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/10/2013
Transaction Log data BRCDT-20130731ABD Renewal Granted 07/23/2014
  CPR-146776 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/22/2013
  BAFCDT-20131126BID Ancillary Fee Received 11/27/2013
BOA-20131212 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/13/2013
BOA-20131213 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/16/2013
BOA-20131217 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/18/2013
BOA-20131218 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/19/2013
BOA-20131219 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 12/20/2013
  BOR-20131219BSP OR Accepted for Filing 12/20/2013
  BOR-20131219BRX OR Accepted for Filing 12/20/2013
  BOR-20131219BFN OR Accepted for Filing 12/20/2013
  CPR-149018 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/07/2014
  CPR-153609 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/09/2014
  CPR-156015 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/07/2014
  CPR-159592 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/07/2014
Transaction Log data BAFCDT-20141125AHE Ancillary Fee Received 11/26/2014
  CPR-162863 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/06/2015
  CPR-166860 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/07/2015
  CPR-169377 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/01/2015
  0000003693 Incentive Auction Cert Received 07/08/2015
  CPR-173557 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/06/2015
Transaction Log data BTCCDT-20151030AEC Transfer Control Granted 11/13/2015
BOA-20151113 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/16/2015
BOA-20151116 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/17/2015
BOA-20151117 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/18/2015
BOA-20151118 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/19/2015
  0000006372 Schedule 317 Received 11/23/2015
BOA-20151125 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/25/2015
BOA-20151124 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/25/2015
BOA-20151130 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/30/2015
  CPR-176701 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/06/2016
From: ION MEDIA CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.
To: ION CHICAGO STATION, LLC
Transaction Log data BALCDT-20160129ASM Assign Licence Granted 02/11/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 02/10/2016
  0000009503 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/07/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 05/11/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 05/11/2016
  0000012369 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/07/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 08/04/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 08/04/2016
  0000014628 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/05/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 11/04/2016
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 11/04/2016
  0000018111 Schedule 317 Received 11/28/2016
  0000020228 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/09/2017
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 02/06/2017
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 02/06/2017
  0000023231 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/06/2017
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 05/05/2017
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 05/05/2017
  0000026035 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 07/06/2017
  0000026971 Minor Modification Granted 07/28/2017
  0000028324 399 SUB 07/12/2017
  0000029077 EEO Program Report Received 07/28/2017
  0000028324 399 SUB 08/02/2017
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 08/04/2017
  Extension of Consummation Accepted 08/04/2017
  0000031951 NTPR Received 10/06/2017
  0000031688 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 10/06/2017
  NONS Received 11/02/2017
  NONS Received 11/02/2017
  0000037870 NTPR Received 01/08/2018
  0000039835 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 01/10/2018
  0000028324 399 SUB 02/02/2018
  0000028324 399 SUB 04/04/2018
  0000050849 Children's TV Prgr Report Received 04/09/2018
  0000051254 NTPR Received 04/09/2018
  0000028324 399 SUB 05/02/2018
  0000034347 Minor Modification Granted 05/21/2018
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IMPORTED LETTERS
 Incoming letter or scanned documentBPCDT-20080619AIL2013-01-22
 Incoming letter or scanned document 2013-01-15
 Incoming letter or scanned document 2013-01-15
 Incoming letter or scanned document 2012-01-18
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