WFSH-FM

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WFSH-FM
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City of license Athens, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding 104.7 The Fish
Slogan "Safe for the Whole Family"
Frequency 104.7 MHz
First air date 1970s (as WJSR)
Format Contemporary Christian music
ERP 24,000 watts
HAAT 505 metres (1,657 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 56390
Callsign meaning W FiSH
Former callsigns WJSR (1970s-?)
WAGQ (?-1989)
WALR (1989-1995)
WALR-FM (1995-2000)
Owner Salem Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website thefishatlanta.com

WFSH-FM is an FM radio station in Atlanta, Georgia broadcasting at 104.7 MHz. The station format is called "Safe For The Whole Family", a hybrid of Christian pop and clean secular music with a mainstream feel, branded as "The Fish 104.7". Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, the station plays all Christmas music, both religious and secular.

WFSH-FM has studios in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, and transmits from the tallest radio masts and towers in Georgia (2000 feet or 600 meters) in Loganville, 30 miles (48 km) east of Atlanta. This new tower allows the station to better penetrate office buildings in Atlanta.

The station once served Atlanta with a signal of 50,000 watts at 104.7, which had been Top 40 pop WJSR/WAGQ since the 1970s. But it was upgraded to class C1 to serve Atlanta in the late 1980s. They debuted in the Atlanta metro as "Music Radio 104.7" with a hot AC format with the new callsign, WALR. On October 8, 1990, WALR-FM was relaunched with the R&B format as "Kiss 104.7." This was the second incarnation of the "Kiss" branding as it was previously utilized for a short time in the mid-1980s on WEKS (the former callsign on 104.1). Under this format, it was the first permanent competitor to attempt to chip away at the urban contemporary audience listenership of heritage station WVEE.

In late 2000, WALR moved the R&B format to 104.1, now as "Kiss 104.1", to make room for Christian AC "104.7 the Fish". This was an asset exchange between Cox Houston and Salem Communications, which now owns and operates WFSH-FM.

Salem also operates AM stations WNIV, WGKA, WLTA, and WAFS in Atlanta. Its sister station is KFSH-FM in Los Angeles, California.

The station presents "Celebrate Freedom Atlanta" each year on Labor Day Weekend. The free outdoor concert features 15 - 20 artists and takes place at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. The concert had an attendance of 42,000 in the first ever event in 2007.

Personalities[edit]

104.7 The Fish's weekday personality line-up was the same for more than a decade.

  • Kevin & Taylor mornings (since debut)
  • Parks Stamper middays (since debut)
  • Dan Ratcliffe afternoons (2000-2011), replaced by Beth Bacall in 2011.
  • Mike Stoudt evenings (started on weekends but replaced Wendy Templeton soon after debut) He was taken off air in February, 2014.

Awards[edit]

Gallery[edit]

This is a gallery of some photos of the Celebrate Freedom concert on September 1, 2007.

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Coordinates: 33°52′01″N 83°49′44″W / 33.867°N 83.829°W / 33.867; -83.829