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As in previous [[Grand Theft Auto]] games, [[Radio|radio stations]] play a big part in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. When in a [[Taxi|taxi]], the player can ask driver to switch station, often accompanied by Niko's views on the station.
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As in previous [[Grand Theft Auto]] games, '''[[Radio|radio stations]]''' play a big part '''in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'''. When in a [[Taxi|taxi]], the player can ask driver to switch station, often accompanied by Niko's views on the station.
   
 
In previous GTA games (with the exception of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]), radio stations were a single audio file, repeating after completing a loop. In GTA IV, most of the songs are shuffled while some still follow a loop (The Beat, Massive B, etc.).
 
In previous GTA games (with the exception of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]), radio stations were a single audio file, repeating after completing a loop. In GTA IV, most of the songs are shuffled while some still follow a loop (The Beat, Massive B, etc.).
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The radio is dynamic. DJs and news programs tell you what the current weather and the current time is. [[Weazel News]] updates itself as you progress through the story, sometimes reporting news about Niko's actions.
 
The radio is dynamic. DJs and news programs tell you what the current weather and the current time is. [[Weazel News]] updates itself as you progress through the story, sometimes reporting news about Niko's actions.
   
In [[The Lost and Damned]], the first episodic downloadable content for GTA IV, five of these radio stations were expanded, namely WKTT, The Beat, L.C.H.C., Liberty Rock Radio and Radio Broker. The new music has been added to the song rotations of the stations, so that both the original music and the new tracks play concurrently. The new tracks are also included in the original GTA4 game.
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In [[The Lost and Damned]], the first episodic downloadable content for GTA IV, five of these radio stations were expanded, namely WKTT, The Beat, L.C.H.C., Liberty Rock Radio and Radio Broker. The new music has been added to the song rotations of the stations, so that both the original music and the new tracks play concurrently. The new tracks are also included in the original GTA IV game.
   
 
The second DLC [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] similarly updated five different stations: Vladivostok FM, K109 The Studio, Electro-Choc, San Juan Sounds, and Integrity 2.0. With both DLC packs installed, the player hears the combined radio content in all single-player and multiplayer modes.
 
The second DLC [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] similarly updated five different stations: Vladivostok FM, K109 The Studio, Electro-Choc, San Juan Sounds, and Integrity 2.0. With both DLC packs installed, the player hears the combined radio content in all single-player and multiplayer modes.
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* [[IF99 - International Funk]] - Funk/Afrobeat - Hosted by [[Femi Kuti]]
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* [[IF99 - International Funk]] - Funk/Afrobeat - Hosted by [[Femi Kuti]];
* [[Vladivostok FM]] - Eastern European/Dance - Hosted by Ukrainian pop sensation [[Ruslana Lyzhychko|Ruslana]] (later replaced by [[DJ Paul]])
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* [[Vladivostok FM]] - Eastern European/Dance - Hosted by Ukrainian pop singer [[Ruslana Lyzhychko|Ruslana]] (later replaced by [[DJ Paul]]);
* [[K109 The Studio]] - Disco - Hosted by fashion designer [[Karl Lagerfeld]] (Also replaces [[IF99 - International Funk]] in EFLC)
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* [[K109 The Studio]] - Disco - Hosted by fashion designer [[Karl Lagerfeld]] (Also replaces [[IF99 - International Funk]] in EFLC);
* [[WKTT Radio]] (We Know The Truth) - Conservative Talk Radio
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* [[WKTT Radio]] (We Know The Truth) - Conservative Talk Radio;
* [[The Beat 102.7]] - Contemporary Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B - Hosted and remixed by [[DJ Green Lantern]] and [[DJ Mister Cee]] and then [[Funkmaster Flex]] and [[Statik Selektah]] (Also replaces [[The Classics 104.1]] in EFLC)
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* [[The Beat 102.7]] - Contemporary Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B - Hosted and remixed by [[DJ Green Lantern]] and [[DJ Mister Cee]] and then [[Funkmaster Flex]] and Statik Selektah (Also replaces [[The Classics 104.1]] in EFLC);
* [[Electro-Choc]] - Electro House - Hosted by legendary DJ [[François K]] and then [[Crookers]]
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* [[Electro-Choc]] - Electro House - Hosted by legendary DJ [[François K]] and then the [[Crookers]];
* [[L.C.H.C - Liberty City Hardcore]] - Hardcore Punk/Death Metal - Hosted by Murphy's Law guitarist [[Jimmy Gestapo]] and later [[Max Cavalera]]
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* [[L.C.H.C - Liberty City Hardcore]] - Hardcore Punk/Death Metal - Hosted by Murphy's Law guitarist [[Jimmy Gestapo]] and later [[Max Cavalera]];
* [[The Classics 104.1]] - Old-school Hip-Hop/Rap - Hosted and remixed by [[DJ Premier]]
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* [[The Classics 104.1]] - Old-school Hip-Hop/Rap - Hosted and remixed by [[DJ Premier]];
* [[Fusion FM]] - Jazz-Funk/Jazz-Fusion - Hosted by [[Roy Ayers]]
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* [[Fusion FM]] - Jazz-Funk/Jazz-Fusion - Hosted by [[Roy Ayers]];
* [[JNR - Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] - Jazz - Hosted by [[Roy Haynes]]
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* [[JNR - Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] - Jazz - Hosted by [[Roy Haynes]];
* [[The Journey]] - Ambient/Chillout (Hosted by "a computer" actually voiced by text-to-speech software on a Macintosh)
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* [[The Journey]] - Ambient/Chillout (Hosted by "a computer" actually voiced by text-to-speech software on a Macintosh);
* [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] - Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Metal - Hosted by [[Iggy Pop]]
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* [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] - Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Metal - Hosted by [[Iggy Pop]];
* [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] - Dancehall - Hosted by [[Bobby Konders]]
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* [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] - Dancehall - Hosted by [[Bobby Konders]];
* [[Radio Broker]] - Alternative Rock/Indie Rock - Hosted by [[Juliette Lewis]]
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* [[Radio Broker]] - Alternative Rock/Indie Rock - Hosted by [[Juliette Lewis]];
* [[San Juan Sounds]] - Latin/Reggaeton - Hosted by [[Daddy Yankee]] and then [[Henry Santos Jeter]]
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* [[San Juan Sounds]] - Latin/Reggaeton - Hosted by [[Daddy Yankee]] and then Henry Santos Jeter;
* [[Tuff Gong Radio]] - Reggae/Dub - Hosted by [[Carl Bradshaw]]
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* [[Tuff Gong Radio]] - Reggae/Dub - Hosted by [[Carl Bradshaw]];
* [[The Vibe 98.8]] - Soul/R&B - Hosted by [[Vaughn Harper]]
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* [[The Vibe 98.8]] - Soul/R&B - Hosted by [[Vaughn Harper]];
* [[Integrity 2.0]] - Talk Radio
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* [[Integrity 2.0]] - Talk Radio hosted by [[Lazlow]];
* [[PLR]] - Liberal Talk Radio
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* [[PLR]] - Liberal Talk Radio;
 
* [[Vice City FM]] - 80's pop music - Exclusive radio station on [[GTA IV Episodes#Episodes in Liberty City|Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City]] disc - Hosted by [[Fernando Martinez]] (replaces [[The Vibe 98.8]])
 
* [[Vice City FM]] - 80's pop music - Exclusive radio station on [[GTA IV Episodes#Episodes in Liberty City|Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City]] disc - Hosted by [[Fernando Martinez]] (replaces [[The Vibe 98.8]])
 
* [[RamJam FM]] - Reggae/Dub/Dancehall - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc - Hosted by [[David Rodigan]] (replaces [[Tuff Gong Radio]] and [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]])
 
* [[RamJam FM]] - Reggae/Dub/Dancehall - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc - Hosted by [[David Rodigan]] (replaces [[Tuff Gong Radio]] and [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]])
* [[Self-Actualization FM]] - Ambient/Chillout - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc - Hosted by [[Audrey]] (replaces [[The Journey]], [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] and [[Fusion FM]])
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* [[Self-Actualization FM]] - Ambient/Chillout - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc - Hosted by Audrey (replaces [[The Journey]], [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] and [[Fusion FM]])
   
 
== Advertisements ==
 
== Advertisements ==

Revision as of 21:50, June 1, 2013

As in previous Grand Theft Auto games, radio stations play a big part in Grand Theft Auto IV. When in a taxi, the player can ask driver to switch station, often accompanied by Niko's views on the station.

In previous GTA games (with the exception of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), radio stations were a single audio file, repeating after completing a loop. In GTA IV, most of the songs are shuffled while some still follow a loop (The Beat, Massive B, etc.).

The radio is dynamic. DJs and news programs tell you what the current weather and the current time is. Weazel News updates itself as you progress through the story, sometimes reporting news about Niko's actions.

In The Lost and Damned, the first episodic downloadable content for GTA IV, five of these radio stations were expanded, namely WKTT, The Beat, L.C.H.C., Liberty Rock Radio and Radio Broker. The new music has been added to the song rotations of the stations, so that both the original music and the new tracks play concurrently. The new tracks are also included in the original GTA IV game.

The second DLC The Ballad of Gay Tony similarly updated five different stations: Vladivostok FM, K109 The Studio, Electro-Choc, San Juan Sounds, and Integrity 2.0. With both DLC packs installed, the player hears the combined radio content in all single-player and multiplayer modes.

The two episodes are available in a stand-alone format, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. The radio content included with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony is combined with additional, exclusive music appearing on three new radio stations: Vice City FM, RamJam FM, and Self-Actualization FM. These replace several radio stations that do not carry over from Grand Theft Auto IV. Music that appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV does not appear in Episodes from Liberty City.

If the player is in a vehicle and it is close to another vehicle, the radio station playing in the vehicle may be "channeled" or transferred to the next vehicle that normally plays a different station. This is a glitch.

Radio stations list

These are the radio stations in Grand Theft Auto IV:


IF99 VladivostokFM K109 WKTTtalkradio TheBeat Electrochock Lchc TheClassics 170px-FusionFM JazzNationRadio TheJourney Liberty Rock Radio MassiveBSoundsystem Radio Broker San Juan Sounds Tuff Gong TheVibe98.8 Integrity PLR ViceCityFM RamJam FM Self-Actualization FM


Advertisements

Several advertisements can be heard on the radio. These include:

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―{{{2}}}

Trivia

  • During the mission That Special Someone, Niko Bellic turns off the radio due to the Annoying Djs.
  • In GTA IV and Episodes From Liberty City, radio stations were split into small groups to become default radio stations for the vehicles as well as peds. Here are those groups:
    • 1970's dance music (Disco/Funk) - K109 The Studio (and IF99 - International Funk in GTA IV)
    • Eastern European music (or modern Dance House in EFLC) - Vladivostok FM
    • Hip-Hop - The Beat (and The Classics in GTA IV)
    • Modern Electronic music - Electro-Choc and Radio Broker
    • Hard Rock/Death Metal - Liberty City Hardcore
    • Jazz - Jazz Nation Radio and Fusion FM (merged with the "ambient music" group in EFLC)
    • Ambient music - The Journey (in GTA IV), Self-Actualization FM (in EFLC)
    • Classic Rock - Liberty Rock Radio
    • Reggae and its variations - Tuff Gong and Massive B Soundsystem (in GTA IV), RamJam FM (in EFLC)
    • Latin music - San Juan Sounds
    • "Love" music (RnB/Soul/1980's Pop) - The Vibe (in GTA IV), Vice City FM (in EFLC)
    • Talk radio stations - WKTT and Integrity (and PLR in GTA IV)
  • The radio stations that have looped playlists are the ones that have one continuous mix. These stations are: The Beat 102.7, The Classics 104.1, Electro-Choc, Massive B 96.9, L.C.H.C(in The Lost and Damned), San Juan Sounds(in The Ballad of Gay Tony) and RamJam FM(In Episodes From Liberty City).
  • After watching certain mission cutscenes, when you go back to your car and any of these stations mentioned above have been played before starting the mission, most likely the station will repeat to the starting point. It also occurs if the station hasn't been heard after awhile. This can get annoying and to keep from hearing the same song, visit the nearest Pay 'N Spray and songs will be skipped.
  • Many of the songs featured in GTA IV's episodes were released in 2009. This may imply that the timeline for the GTA IV era, or at least the episodes, goes from late 2008 into early 2009.
  • In GTA IV, there is a remixed version of the song "It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube. Though the lyrics have changed the soundtrack is recogniseble.

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