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{{Infobox radio station
 
|name = Radio Espantoso
 
|name = Radio Espantoso
|image = Espantoso.jpg
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|image = Esperanto.png
|location = [[Vice City]]
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|location = [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]]
|genre = Latin Jazz
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|genre = Latin Jazz, Latin Funk, Cuban son, Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo.
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''
|host = [[Hector Hernandez]] <small>(formerly)</small> [[Pepe]] <small>(currently)</small>}}'''Radio Espantoso''', not to be confused with ''Radio Esperanto'', which is in Esperanto (and not Spanish), is a radio station that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. This station basically plays Afro-Latin American tropical music, ranging from Latin Jazz to Mambo, Son, Salsa and Latin Funk/Disco among other genres. The DJ of the station in [[1984]] is [[Hector Hernandez]]. In [[1986]], [[Pepe (DJ)|Pepe]] replaces Hector, and Pepe is of Cuban descent. Radio Espantoso is also the preferred radio stations of the [[Cubans|Cubans/Los Cabrones]]. The word "Espantoso" directly translates to as 'Horrible' or 'Awful' in Spanish. The station haves the peculiarity of playing some songs from well into the '50s.
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|host = [[Hector Hernandez]] <small>(1984)</small> [[Pepe]] <small>(1986)</small>}}
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'''Radio Espantoso''' is a radio station that appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''. This station plays Afro-Latin American tropical music, ranging from Latin Jazz to Mambo, Son, Salsa and Latin Funk/Disco among other genres. The DJ of the station in [[1984]] is [[Hector Hernandez]]. In [[1986]], [[Pepe (DJ)|Pepe]] replaces Hector, and Pepe is of Cuban descent. Radio Espantoso is also the preferred radio stations of the [[Cubans|Cubans/Los Cabrones]]. The word "Espantoso" directly translates to as 'Horrible' or 'Awful' in Spanish.
   
 
==GTA Vice City Tracks==
 
==GTA Vice City Tracks==
* Cachao - "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" ''("Let's Rejoice With My Combo")'' (1994)[[Image:Scary.jpg|thumb|right|The logo, circa [[1984]].]]
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* [[wikipedia:Cachao|Cachao]] - "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" ''("Let's Rejoice With My Combo")'' (1994)[[Image:Scary.jpg|thumb|right|The logo, circa [[1984]].]]
* Alpha Banditos - "The Bull is Wrong" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
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* Alpha Banditos - "The Bull is Wrong" (2002)
* Tres Apenas Como Eso - "Yo Te Miré" ''("I Saw You")'' (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
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* Tres Apenas Como Eso - "Yo Te Miré" ''("I Saw You")'' ( 2002)
* Deodato - "Latin Flute" (1973)
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* [[wikipedia:Eumir_Deodato|Deodato]] - "Latin Flute" (1973)
* Mongo Santamaría - "Mama Papa Tu" ''("Mom, Dad, You")'' (1969)
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* [[wikipedia:Mongo Santamaría|Mongo Santamaría]] - "Mama Papa " ''("Mom, Dad, You")'' (1969)
* Mongo Santamaría - "Me and You Baby (Picao y Tostao)" ''("Chopped and Toasted")'' (1969)
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* [[wikipedia:Mongo Santamaría|Mongo Santamaría]] - "Me and You Baby (Picao y Tostao)" ''("Chopped and Toasted")'' (1969)
* Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra - "Mambo Mucho Mambo" ''("Mambo Much Mambo")'' (1952)
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* [[wikipedia:Machito|Machito]] and his [[wikipedia:Afro-Cubans (band)|Afro-Cuban Orchestra]] - "Mambo Mucho Mambo" ''("Mambo Much Mambo")'' (1952)
* Unaesta - "La Vida Es Una Lenteja" ''("Life Is A Lentil")'' (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
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* Unaesta - "La Vida Es Una Lenteja" ''("Life Is A Lentil")'' (2002)
* Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions" (1974)
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* [[wikipedia:Lonnie Liston Smith|Lonnie Liston Smith]] - "Expansions" (1974)
* Irakere - "Anunga Nunga" (1980) (Incorrectly credited as "Aguanile")
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* [[wikipedia:Irakere|Irakere]] - "Añunga Ñunga" (1980) (Incorrectly credited in the booklet as "Aguanile")
* Deodato - "Super Strut" (1973)
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* [[wikipedia:Eumir_Deodato|Deodato]] - "Super Strut" (1973)
* Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Jamay" (Nahuatl word, means ''"adobe crafting place"'') (1955)
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* [[wikipedia:Xavier Cugat|Xavier Cugat]] and his Orchestra - "Jamay" (Nahuatl word, means ''"adobe crafting place"'') (1955)
* Benny Moré - "Maracaibo Oriental" (''"Eastern Maracaibo"'') (1957)
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* [[wikipedia:Benny Moré|Benny Moré]] - "Maracaibo Oriental" (''"Eastern Maracaibo"'') (1957)
* Tito Puente - "Mambo Gozón" (''"Enjoyable Mambo"'') (1958)
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* [[wikipedia:Tito_Puente|Tito Puente]] - "Mambo Gozón" (''"Enjoyable Mambo"'') (1958)
   
 
==GTA Vice City Stories Tracks==
 
==GTA Vice City Stories Tracks==
* Ray Barretto – "Acid"
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* [[wikipedia:Ray_Barretto|Ray Barretto]] – "Acid" (1968)
* Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez – "I Like It (I Like It Like That)"
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* [[wikipedia:Pete_Rodriguez_(boogaloo_musician)|Pete Rodríguez]]' band – "[[wikipedia:I_Like_It_Like_That_(Pete_Rodriguez_song)|I Like It Like That]]" (1967)
* Tito Puente – "Oye Como Va"
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* [[wikipedia:Tito_Puente|Tito Puente]] – "[[wikipedia:Oye_Como_Va|Oye Cómo Va]]" (''"Listen How It Goes"'') (1963)
* Bobby Valentin – "Mi Ritmo Es Bueno"
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* [[wikipedia:Bobby_Valentín|Bobby Valentín]] – "Mi Ritmo Es Bueno" (''"My Rhythm Is Good"'') (1974)
* Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco – "Quimbara"
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* [[wikipedia:Celia_Cruz|Celia Cruz]] & [[wikipedia:Johnny_Pacheco|Johnny Pacheco]] – "Químbara" (1974)
* Hector Lavoe – "Mi Gente"
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* [[wikipedia:Héctor_Lavoe|Héctor Lavoe]] – "[[wikipedia:Mi_Gente|Mi Gente]]" (''"My People"'') (1975)
* Eddie Palmieri – "Revolt / La Libertad Logico"
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* [[wikipedia:Eddie_Palmieri|Eddie Palmieri]] & [[wikipedia:Ismael_Quintana|Ismael Quintana]] – "Revolt/La Libertad, Lógico" (''"The Freedom, Logical"'') (1971)
* Willie Colon – "El Malo"
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* [[wikipedia:Willie_Colón|Willie Colón]] & [[wikipedia:Héctor_Lavoe|Héctor Lavoe]] – "El Malo" (''"The Bad"'') (1967)
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The station is referred to as simply '''Espantoso''' in GTA Vice City Stories.
 
 
*The song "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" by Cachao (1994, from the album "Master Sessions Vol. 1") is the only one which is anachronistic in the playlist.
 
*The song "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" by Cachao (1994, from the album "Master Sessions Vol. 1") is the only one which is anachronistic in the playlist.
*After playing "Jamay" from Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra in Vice City, Pepe says ''"ha hecho el otro día un come mierda italiano grasoso me trató de robar el carro cuando estaba manejando, ¿qué es eso, gente...?, seguro que ese tipo no sabía con quién él estaba jugando, ¿ah?, here we go more music!"'' which means ''"in fact the other day a shit eating, greasy Italian man tried to steal my car when I was driving, what's that, people...?, sure that guy didn't know with whom he was playing, eh?, here we go more music!"'' which implies that it was [[Tommy Vercetti]] that tried to carjack him.
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*Although Irakere's song "Añunga Ñunga" is incorrectly credited in Vice City's booklet as "Aguanile", there's another song from the band called "Aguanile Bonkó".
*Despite the name of the station meaning "awful" or "horrible", this station is very loved by the Latin American fandom of GTA, having achieved cult status there.
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*After playing "Jamay" from Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra in Vice City, Pepe says ''"Ha hecho el otro día un come mierda italiano grasoso me trató de robar el carro cuando estaba manejando, ¿qué es eso, gente? Seguro que ese tipo no sabía con quién él estaba jugando, ¿ah? Here we go, more music!"'' which means ''"In fact, the other day, a shit eating, greasy [[Italy|Italian]] man tried to steal my car when I was driving, what's up with that, people? Sure that guy didn't know with whom he was messing with, eh? Here we go, more music!"'' which implies that it was [[Tommy Vercetti]] that tried to [[Carjacking|carjack]] him, it would also mean that Pepe is one of the [[pedestrians]] around the city.
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*Despite the name of the station meaning "awful" or "horrible", the station is very popular amongst the Latin American and Spanish fandom of GTA, having achieved cult status, with "La Vida Es Una Lenteja" ''("Life Is A Lentil") ''being the [http://es.gta.wikia.com/wiki/Unaesta most recognized] song.
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**This is reinforced in the CD of GTA Vice City Original Soundtrack of Radio Espantoso during the opening track featuring Pepe. In this intro, Pepe estates that the name of the radio is a satirical joke calling themselves "awful" as the station features more instrumental music compared with the rest of the stations that play "music made by a machine" or "how good a musician can be by how much makeup he wears".
   
 
==Video==
 
==Video==
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'''''GTA Vice City soundtrack'''''
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[[File:GTA VICE CITY ESPANTOSO FM FULL RADIO STADION|thumb|center|450px]]
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</center>
   
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'''''GTA Vice City Stories soundtrack'''''
 
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[[File:GTA VICE CITY ESPANTOSO FM FULL RADIO STADION|554px]]
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[[File:Radio Espantoso (GTA VCS Version)|thumb|center|450px]]
 
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==See Also==
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*[[San Juan Sounds]] - A radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' which also plays Latin American music.
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*[[East Los FM]] - A radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' which also plays Latin American music.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 10:25, July 5, 2015


Radio Espantoso is a radio station that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. This station plays Afro-Latin American tropical music, ranging from Latin Jazz to Mambo, Son, Salsa and Latin Funk/Disco among other genres. The DJ of the station in 1984 is Hector Hernandez. In 1986, Pepe replaces Hector, and Pepe is of Cuban descent. Radio Espantoso is also the preferred radio stations of the Cubans/Los Cabrones. The word "Espantoso" directly translates to as 'Horrible' or 'Awful' in Spanish.

GTA Vice City TracksEdit

  • Cachao - "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" ("Let's Rejoice With My Combo") (1994)
    Scary

    The logo, circa 1984.

  • Alpha Banditos - "The Bull is Wrong" (2002)
  • Tres Apenas Como Eso - "Yo Te Miré" ("I Saw You") ( 2002)
  • Deodato - "Latin Flute" (1973)
  • Mongo Santamaría - "Mama Papa Tú" ("Mom, Dad, You") (1969)
  • Mongo Santamaría - "Me and You Baby (Picao y Tostao)" ("Chopped and Toasted") (1969)
  • Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra - "Mambo Mucho Mambo" ("Mambo Much Mambo") (1952)
  • Unaesta - "La Vida Es Una Lenteja" ("Life Is A Lentil") (2002)
  • Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions" (1974)
  • Irakere - "Añunga Ñunga" (1980) (Incorrectly credited in the booklet as "Aguanile")
  • Deodato - "Super Strut" (1973)
  • Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Jamay" (Nahuatl word, means "adobe crafting place") (1955)
  • Benny Moré - "Maracaibo Oriental" ("Eastern Maracaibo") (1957)
  • Tito Puente - "Mambo Gozón" ("Enjoyable Mambo") (1958)

GTA Vice City Stories TracksEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The song "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" by Cachao (1994, from the album "Master Sessions Vol. 1") is the only one which is anachronistic in the playlist.
  • Although Irakere's song "Añunga Ñunga" is incorrectly credited in Vice City's booklet as "Aguanile", there's another song from the band called "Aguanile Bonkó".
  • After playing "Jamay" from Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra in Vice City, Pepe says "Ha hecho el otro día un come mierda italiano grasoso me trató de robar el carro cuando estaba manejando, ¿qué es eso, gente? Seguro que ese tipo no sabía con quién él estaba jugando, ¿ah? Here we go, more music!" which means "In fact, the other day, a shit eating, greasy Italian man tried to steal my car when I was driving, what's up with that, people? Sure that guy didn't know with whom he was messing with, eh? Here we go, more music!" which implies that it was Tommy Vercetti that tried to carjack him, it would also mean that Pepe is one of the pedestrians around the city.
  • Despite the name of the station meaning "awful" or "horrible", the station is very popular amongst the Latin American and Spanish fandom of GTA, having achieved cult status, with "La Vida Es Una Lenteja" ("Life Is A Lentil") being the most recognized song.
    • This is reinforced in the CD of GTA Vice City Original Soundtrack of Radio Espantoso during the opening track featuring Pepe. In this intro, Pepe estates that the name of the radio is a satirical joke calling themselves "awful" as the station features more instrumental music compared with the rest of the stations that play "music made by a machine" or "how good a musician can be by how much makeup he wears".

VideoEdit

GTA Vice City soundtrack

GTA VICE CITY ESPANTOSO FM FULL RADIO STADION01:01:39

GTA VICE CITY ESPANTOSO FM FULL RADIO STADION

GTA Vice City Stories soundtrack

Radio Espantoso (GTA VCS Version)30:27

Radio Espantoso (GTA VCS Version)

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