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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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‘Hey, when you’re at Al Dentes everyone’s like family! A hyper, macho, food-obsessed, alcoholic family just like min!’

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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.

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