WFLX, practical channel 29 (UHF digital control 35), recognized on-air as Fox 29, is a Fox-joined small screen station certified to West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, helping the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. Owned by Gray Television, the station is operate under a communal services accord (SSA) by the E. W. Scripps business, manufacture it sister to Scripps’ duopoly of West Palm Beach-licensed NBC affiliate WPTV-TV (channel 5) and Stuart-licensed courtyard TV owned-and-operated place WHDT (channel 9). The three stations share studios on South Australian Avenue in downtown West Palm Beach (mailing address says Banyan Boulevard, also known as 1st Street); WFLX’s transmitter is located close to Wellington west of US 441/SR 7. On cable, the place is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 11 (in Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and southern St. Lucie counties) and channel 8 (in Indian stream and northern St. Lucie counties).HISTORY WFLX was to begin operations in August 1982 but delays pressed the symbol on date reverse to October 17, 1982 as an self-governing station. initially owned by Malrite infrastructure, it ran a encoding lineup typical of independent stations at the time—early-morning cartoons, older sitcoms later in mornings, cinema in early afternoons/primetime, classic sitcoms in the late-afternoon, and current sitcoms during early/late-evenings.
WFLX originally operated from studios located on West Blue Heron Boulevard/SR 708 in Riviera Beach. Unlike the majority independents, the amount of children’s programming seen on WFLX during this time was low compared to alike stations in other markets, a trend due to the big demographics of the West Palm Beach area.On October 9, 1986, WFLX became one of the contract affiliate of Fox. At the occasion, it was the in effect link of the system in all of South Florida, since WCIX (now CBS O&O WFOR-TV), the Fox affiliate in Miami, had a signal not able to reach most Broward and northern Miami-Dade county audience an matter eventually rectified on January 1, 1989, when a number of relationship swap in Miami and West Palm Beach resulted in Miami’s WSVN becoming Miami’s Fox connect. WPTV and WFLX would be the only two West Palm Beach stations unchanged by any of the connection shuffles.