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The Journey

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For the vehicle, see Journey
The Journey
Location: Liberty City
Genre: Ambient, Chillout, New Age
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Host: Fruit computer
"You are traveling through space, you are looking for somewhere to settle-- it cannot be here. Nobody likes you and you are beginning to understand why. It's time to relax and worry, together."
— GTA IV Website

The Journey is an ambient/chillout radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV.


The station is unusual in its choice of DJ, "a computer" (as credited by both the end-game credits and manual) which speaks in a synthesized voice of a female. Often times, the lines delivered by the computer are seemingly philosophical, but appear to be more nonsensical, if not meaningless. The computer DJ often talks about the subject "Life is actually a game" and other similar topics talking about the relationship between computers and life - and this is an obvious reference to the player being in the 'world' of Grand Theft Auto, and some of the things the presenter says may be Rockstar joking, suggesting that the player should interact with the real world too, not just GTA.

This genre of music is the first of its kind to appear in a Grand Theft Auto game, and listeners will recognize the track "Pruit Igoe" by Philip Glass, which was played in the first GTA IV trailer.

The Journey is replaced with Self-Actualization FM in the Episodes from Liberty City version of The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.



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The Journey (IV)

GTA IV The Journey


  • A Macintosh computer was used to produce the voice of the computer DJ of "The Journey"; which is evidenced as the "Vicki" voice from Apple's PlainTalk speech software can be heard as the voice of the computerized DJ. It is the first time text-to-speech software was used in the Grand Theft Auto series. This also implies that the creator of the station used a Fruit computer as the DJ.
  • The Journey is the radio station played in the TW@ internet cafés in Broker and Alderney.
  • The TW@ cafes in EFLC play Self-Actualization FM instead of The Journey or, in Algonquin, JNR.
  • The Aphex Twin song "Z Twig" is credited in the game as "Selected Ambient Works Volume II TRK5" as tracks on that album don't officially have names and are usually referred to by a corresponding image.
  • The song "Pruit Igoe" is played at the end of both final missions of GTA IV, after Little Jacob/Roman Bellic tell Niko "he won".


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