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{{Infobox radio station
 
{{Infobox radio station
 
|name = Wave 103
 
|name = Wave 103
|image = The Wave.jpg
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|image = Wave103.png
|location = [[Vice City]]
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|location = [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]]
 
|genre = Synthpop and New Wave
 
|genre = Synthpop and New Wave
 
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
|host = [[Adam First]] and [[Trish Camden]] <small>(formerly)</small> [[Adam First]] <small>(currently)</small>}}'''Wave 103''' is a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. The station is hosted by [[Adam First]] in the former and by Adam and [[Trish Camden]]. Wave 103 features New Wave and Synthpop music.
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|host = [[Adam First]] and [[Trish Camden]] <small>(1984)</small><br>[[Adam First]] <small>(1986)</small>
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{{quote|I am The Wave 103.|slogan in GTA Vice City Stories}}
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'''Wave 103''' is a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. The station is hosted by [[Adam First]] in the former and by Adam and [[Trish Camden]]. Wave 103 features New Wave and Synthpop music.
   
 
Wave 103 is one of two preferred radio stations tuned in by the [[Streetwannabes]], the other station being [[Flash FM]]. Wave 103 can be heard after Tommy carjacks their [[Gang Burrito|gang vehicles]].
 
Wave 103 is one of two preferred radio stations tuned in by the [[Streetwannabes]], the other station being [[Flash FM]]. Wave 103 can be heard after Tommy carjacks their [[Gang Burrito|gang vehicles]].
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An album of the songs from the station is available separately or as part of the GTA Vice City soundtrack box set. Customers received this volume when they placed a pre-order down payment of $10 on the PC version of the game at Best Buy. Flash FM's "Japanese Boy" also appears on the European version of the Wave 103 CD album.
 
An album of the songs from the station is available separately or as part of the GTA Vice City soundtrack box set. Customers received this volume when they placed a pre-order down payment of $10 on the PC version of the game at Best Buy. Flash FM's "Japanese Boy" also appears on the European version of the Wave 103 CD album.
   
The name of the station apes that of an actual local radio station Wave 102 in Dundee, Scotland, the original birthplace of the game's design company [[Rockstar North]]. Coincidentally, during the 1980s and early 1990s there was a Pop/New Wave format radio station in Miami, Florida, the city that [[Vice City]] is based on, named WAXE (pronounced "waxy")102.7. The name may also allude to the New Wave music on the station's playlist.
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The name of the station apes that of an actual local radio station Wave 102 in Dundee, Scotland, the original birthplace of the game's design company [[Rockstar North]]. Coincidentally, during the 1980s and early 1990s there was a Pop/New Wave format radio station in Miami, Florida, the city that [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] is based on, named WAXE (pronounced "waxy") 102.7. The name may also allude to the New Wave music on the station's playlist.
   
 
Like most DJs in Vice City, Adam believes that his kind of music is the best. He further fancies himself a music connoisseur, despite making some glaring mistakes such as calling 1986 the "finest hour" for Blondie, and saying they've been around for a few years when in fact the band broke up in 1982. (Though, he may have meant the song "Atomic", which is part of the soundtrack)
 
Like most DJs in Vice City, Adam believes that his kind of music is the best. He further fancies himself a music connoisseur, despite making some glaring mistakes such as calling 1986 the "finest hour" for Blondie, and saying they've been around for a few years when in fact the band broke up in 1982. (Though, he may have meant the song "Atomic", which is part of the soundtrack)
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From his chatter on the radio it is known that he likes money, is a big fan of hang gliding, and despises music videos because they show that the artists' looks are more important than actual talent. He seems to have some kind of problem with his mother, as he goes out of his way to say that she had "nothing to do" with his "personal choice" of going into radio.
 
From his chatter on the radio it is known that he likes money, is a big fan of hang gliding, and despises music videos because they show that the artists' looks are more important than actual talent. He seems to have some kind of problem with his mother, as he goes out of his way to say that she had "nothing to do" with his "personal choice" of going into radio.
   
By 1992, he either lives in or is vacationing in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. While there, he calls in to the conspiracy theory show Area 53 on [[WCTR]]. He claims that while hang-gliding in the San Andreas desert ([[Bone County]]), he saw a man at a trailer compound performing strange rituals with a [[Domestobot]]. The show host Marvin Trill (who is later revealed to be the man that Adam saw) tells him to get a real hobby and hangs up.
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By 1992, he either lives in or is vacationing in [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]. While there, he calls in to the conspiracy theory show [[Area 53]]on [[WCTR]]. He claims that while hang-gliding in the San Andreas desert ([[Bone County]]), he saw a man at a trailer compound performing strange rituals with a [[Domestobot]]. The show host [[Marvin Trill]] (who is later revealed to be the man that Adam saw) tells him to get a real hobby and hangs up.
   
 
==GTA Vice City Playlist==
 
==GTA Vice City Playlist==
   
*Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Two Tribes" [for the victims of ravishment] (1984)
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*Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Two Tribes" (1984)
 
*Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F1-11" (1986)
 
*Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F1-11" (1986)
 
*Gary Numan - "Cars" (1979)
 
*Gary Numan - "Cars" (1979)
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* The song, "Sex, I'm A..." by Berlin was excluded from the European release of the game.
 
* The song, "Sex, I'm A..." by Berlin was excluded from the European release of the game.
* The number of the station is a reference from the Pan Am flight 103, known as the Lockerbie bombing of 1988.
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* The song "Pale Shelter" by Tears For Fears is also featured in the [[GTA Clone|GTA clone]], Sleeping Dogs. The song "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls is also featured in the same game as a karaoke song.
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* The song "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls was featured in the second trailer for [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
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* The song "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood is also featured in the [[GTA Clone]], Saints Row: The Third.
 
* The station is referred to as '''The Wave 103''' (with the word "the") in GTA Vice City Stories.
 
* The station is referred to as '''The Wave 103''' (with the word "the") in GTA Vice City Stories.
* The song "Don't Go" by Yazoo plays in the background at the beginning of the cutscene of the mission [[White Lies]] when [[Lance Vance]] is doing the [[Lance Vance Dance]].
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* The song "''Don't Go''" by Yazoo plays in the background at the beginning of the cutscene of the mission [[White Lies]], so does inside the [[White Stallionz Bar]] during the mission [[The Bum Deal]].
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* In the 10th Anniversary Edition, this is the only radio station in which none of the songs are removed.
   
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==See also==
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*[[Radio Mirror Park]], a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] that plays modern Synthpop & New Wave.
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
   
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RADIO STATION
Wave 103
Wave103
Location: Vice City
Genre: Synthpop and New Wave
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Host: Adam First and Trish Camden (1984)
Adam First (1986)
"I am The Wave 103."
―slogan in GTA Vice City Stories

Wave 103 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The station is hosted by Adam First in the former and by Adam and Trish Camden. Wave 103 features New Wave and Synthpop music.

Wave 103 is one of two preferred radio stations tuned in by the Streetwannabes, the other station being Flash FM. Wave 103 can be heard after Tommy carjacks their gang vehicles.

An album of the songs from the station is available separately or as part of the GTA Vice City soundtrack box set. Customers received this volume when they placed a pre-order down payment of $10 on the PC version of the game at Best Buy. Flash FM's "Japanese Boy" also appears on the European version of the Wave 103 CD album.

The name of the station apes that of an actual local radio station Wave 102 in Dundee, Scotland, the original birthplace of the game's design company Rockstar North. Coincidentally, during the 1980s and early 1990s there was a Pop/New Wave format radio station in Miami, Florida, the city that Vice City is based on, named WAXE (pronounced "waxy") 102.7. The name may also allude to the New Wave music on the station's playlist.

Like most DJs in Vice City, Adam believes that his kind of music is the best. He further fancies himself a music connoisseur, despite making some glaring mistakes such as calling 1986 the "finest hour" for Blondie, and saying they've been around for a few years when in fact the band broke up in 1982. (Though, he may have meant the song "Atomic", which is part of the soundtrack)

From his chatter on the radio it is known that he likes money, is a big fan of hang gliding, and despises music videos because they show that the artists' looks are more important than actual talent. He seems to have some kind of problem with his mother, as he goes out of his way to say that she had "nothing to do" with his "personal choice" of going into radio.

By 1992, he either lives in or is vacationing in San Andreas. While there, he calls in to the conspiracy theory show Area 53on WCTR. He claims that while hang-gliding in the San Andreas desert (Bone County), he saw a man at a trailer compound performing strange rituals with a Domestobot. The show host Marvin Trill (who is later revealed to be the man that Adam saw) tells him to get a real hobby and hangs up.

GTA Vice City PlaylistEdit

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Two Tribes" (1984)
  • Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F1-11" (1986)
  • Gary Numan - "Cars" (1979)
  • The Human League - "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (1983)
  • Blondie - "Atomic" (1980)
  • Nena - "99 Luftballons" (1983)
  • Kim Wilde - "Kids in America" (1981)
  • Tears for Fears - "Pale Shelter" (1982)
  • Corey Hart - "Sunglasses at Night" (1984)
  • ABC - "Poison Arrow" (1982)
  • A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran" (1982)
  • Psychedelic Furs - "Love My Way" (1982)
  • Animotion - "Obsession" (1985)
  • Spandau Ballet - "Gold" (1983)
  • Thomas Dolby - "Hyperactive!" (1984)
  • Romeo Void - "Never Say Never" (1982)

GTA Vice City Stories PlaylistEdit

  • Human League - "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (1981)
  • Thompson Twins - "Love on Your Side" (1983)
  • Depeche Mode - "Everything Counts" (1983)
  • Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (1979)
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax" (1983)
  • ABC - "(How to Be A) Millionaire" (1984)
  • New Order - "Blue Monday" (1983)
  • Japan - "Quiet Life" (1979)
  • Kajagoogo - "Too Shy" [midnight mix] (1983)
  • Heaven 17 - "Penthouse and Pavement" (1981)
  • Berlin - "Sex, I'm A..." (1982)
  • Howard Jones - "Like to Get to Know You Well" (1984)
  • The Cure - "A Forest" (1980)
  • A Flock of Seagulls - "Space Age Love Song" (1982)
  • Yazoo - "Don't Go" (1982)

TriviaEdit

  • The song, "Sex, I'm A..." by Berlin was excluded from the European release of the game.
  • The song "Pale Shelter" by Tears For Fears is also featured in the GTA clone, Sleeping Dogs. The song "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls is also featured in the same game as a karaoke song.
  • The song "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls was featured in the second trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • The song "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood is also featured in the GTA Clone, Saints Row: The Third.
  • The station is referred to as The Wave 103 (with the word "the") in GTA Vice City Stories.
  • The song "Don't Go" by Yazoo plays in the background at the beginning of the cutscene of the mission White Lies, so does inside the White Stallionz Bar during the mission The Bum Deal.
  • In the 10th Anniversary Edition, this is the only radio station in which none of the songs are removed.

See alsoEdit

VideosEdit

GTA Vice City Radio Stations 9 - Wave 10301:06:07

GTA Vice City Radio Stations 9 - Wave 103

GTA VC Wave 103

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