Public Liberty Radio
|Location:||Algonquin, Liberty City|
|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto IV|
- "The liberals are fighting back, and this time, it's personal."
- — GTA IV Website
PLR (Public Liberty Radio) is a public radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV. It is a reference to National Public Radio, a radio network seen by many to harbor liberal viewpoints. It is not present in Episodes From Liberty City. It is most likely broadcasted in Algonquin.
Host: Beatrix Fontaine (Ilyana Kadushin)
Topics: A call-in talk show focused on New Age spiritualism. During the show, Beatrix, a phony psychic, provides callers with ridiculous advice, and constantly asks for their money. Beatrix's last name may be a reference to Darius Fontaine, a get-rich-quick huckster who appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Host: Ryan McFallon (Bryan Tucker)
Topics: A talk show focused on health care. Host Ryan McFallon interviews a panel of three guests:
- Sheila Stafford (portrayed by Rachel Allen), a spokeswoman for Betta Pharmaceuticals, who allowed a woman to die because she feared the woman would sue. She suffers from chronic back pain due to her large breasts, but instead of getting reductive surgery she prefers to take painkillers, since it's "easier". She says the same about why she doesn't get therapy for her depression.
- Wilson Taylor Sr. (portrayed by Bill Hader), a representative for an HMO (Co-Pay Insurance) who apparently let a young girl die. He is pathologically afraid of getting sick and despises sick people, considering them leeches.
- Waylon Mason (portrayed by Rick Shapiro), an advocate of holistic and homeopathic medicine with violent tendencies, whose mother was neglectful and distant when he was a child. The show ends with Mason forcefully drilling holes in the two other guests' heads.
Host: Mike Riley
Topics: A left-wing call-in talk show. Host Mike Riley (played by Brian Sack) interviews a panel of three guests: Brandon Roberts, a Vinewood actor who associates himself with left-wing causes only to enhance his own image, John Hunter, a candidate for state governor, who embraces certain extreme right and extreme left political ideals, and Zachary Tyler, a child prodigy who was brought onto the show as an example of liberal parenting, but is in fact an elitist. The show ends with Hunter spanking Tyler after the latter suggests euthanasia to combat the hunger crisis.