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RADIO STATION
Vice City FM
ViceCityFM
Location: Liberty City
Genre: Pop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Adult Contemporary, Sophisti-Pop, Synthpop
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
Host: Fernando Martinez
"Yes. Fernando is back. Spreading love throughout the airwaves via the best hits of the 1980s on Vice City FM."
— GTA TBOGT Website

Vice City FM is a radio station exclusive to the disc version of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City. The station plays 1980s pop music and is hosted by Fernando Martinez, who was the DJ on Emotion 98.3 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The station is named after the city of Vice City, and replaces The Vibe 98.8 from Grand Theft Auto IV.

Playlist

Deleted songs

Inspection of the game's "american.gxt" files reveals that the following songs were due to appear on the station but did not make it to the final game:

Videos

Episodes from Liberty City soundtrack:

Radios GTA EFLC - Vice City FM (Download Link)01:46:34

Radios GTA EFLC - Vice City FM (Download Link)

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Trivia

  • There are several recognizable references to the events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, including the phrase "ate your cassette disc", which is a reference to the mission Supply & Demand for Ricardo Diaz.
  • Evan Moss sings along to "Maneater" by Hall & Oates in the opening cutscene of the mission Bang Bang. This is the only time the player can hear the song in the game if they own the downloadable version, as Vice City FM appears only in the disc version.
  • The main verse/chorus of "Maneater" was sampled by rapper Royce Da 5'9 in his song "We're Live (Danger)", which was featured in GTA III's hip-hop station Game FM.
  • "The Look" by Roxette plays in one of The Ballad of Gay Tony trailers, and is also played in strip clubs.
  • On an in-game poster advertising the radio station, there is a list of bands featured. Interestingly "Go West" and "Tears For Fears" are listed, but no songs are in the playlist, suggesting they were dropped during development, however, no song titles from these bands are seen in the file "american.gxt". Despite this, there is DJ commentary in the Vice City FM files hinting that Go West's song "We Close Our Eyes" and Tears For Fears's "Mad World" would've been on the station.
  • Michael Jackson's "Another Part of Me", can be briefly heard in one of the stingers for the station.
  • Vice City FM is not available in the downloadable versions of TLAD or TBoGT, appearing in only the disc version. It is, however, available on the downloaded Steam version for the PC.
  • The style of writing on the station logo is the exact same as the logo used on the front of the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City instruction manual.

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