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Broadcast areaSacramento metropolitan area
Frequency103.9 MHz
Branding103.9 The Fish
FormatContemporary Christian
First air date
November 8, 1974
Former call signs
KHEX (1974–1979)
KXEZ (1979–1989)
KXCL (1989–2005)
KVMG (2005)
Call sign meaning
The FiSh
Technical information
Facility ID56366
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters (328 ft)
WebcastListen Live

KKFS (103.9 FM The Fish) is a commercial radio station licensed to Lincoln, California, and serving the Sacramento metropolitan area. The station carries a Christian contemporary radio format and is owned by the Salem Media Group, which also owns KFIA and KTKZ. Salem uses "The Fish" as its branding for Christian contemporary stations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville and Cleveland.

KKFS has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 6,000 watts. The transmitter is on Cherry Hill Road near Interstate 80 in Newcastle.[1]


On November 8, 1974, the station first signed on the air.[2] Its original city of license was Yuba City and it held the call sign KHEX.[2][3]

'80s hits: 2003-2005

In 2003, the station was sold to First Broadcasting which relaunched the station with an all 1980's music format and using the moniker "Flash 103.9".

Christian contemporary: 2005-present

In 2005, the station was sold to Bustos Media which then spun the station off to Salem Communications. Salem moved the company's "Fish" Christian contemporary music format over from 105.5 to 103.9. Then 105.5 flipped to a business news and information format as KSAC-FM.


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  2. ^ a b Broadcasting Yearbook 1977, Broadcasting, 1977. p. C-31. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  3. ^ History Cards for KKFS, Retrieved September 23, 2019.

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