The station plays pop music and is hosted by Cliff Lane and Andee in 1998 (the setting of Liberty City Stories). The station plays teen and dance pop and strongly targets a young female demographic (likely because of Cliff Lane's lust for preteen girls). By 2001 (the setting of GTA III), Andee is the sole DJ, and the station has switched to more of a contemporary pop mix station, with genres ranging from rock to hip hop to R&B to even jazz-funk.
GTA III Tracklist
- Fatamarse - "Bump To The Music"
- April's in Paris - "Feels Like I Just Can't Take No More"
- Lucy - "Forever"
- Boyz 2 Girls - "Pray It Goes OK?"
- Da Shootaz - "Grand Theft Auto"
- Funky BJs - "Rubber Tip"
- Marydancin - "Wash Him Off" (removed from the final version of the game)
GTA Liberty City Stories Tracklist
- Rudy LaFontaine - "Funk in Time"
- Sawaar - "Love is the Feeling"
- Sunshine Shine - "Mine Until Monday"
- Credit Check - "Get Down"
- Cool Timers - "Tonight"
- Nina Barry - "Bassmatic"
- The Jackstars - "Into Something (C'mon Get Down)"
- This is one of the favourite radio stations of the Yakuza, alongside Rise FM and MSX FM.
- Lips 106 is possibly based on WBLI 106.1, which plays Top 40 music in Long Island, New York. Its name may also be a reference to the Kiss radio network common through Europe and North America.
- During an advertisement previewing some of the songs that are played on the station, "Rush Rush" by Debbie Harry is one of the previewed songs. In the final version of the game, that song appears on Flashback FM instead. "Rush Rush" can also be heard when Andee is playing samples of the songs in the GTA III version.
- During the sample, the cut song "Wash Him Off" by Marydancin can also be heard.
- Rudy LaFontaine's and Sunshine Shine's singles can be seen advertised on billboards throughout Liberty City in GTA Liberty City Stories, and in safehouses and bars in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.
- All of the station's songs from Liberty City Stories are available as ringtones in GTA IV.
- A poster advertising a performance of "Tonight" by the Cool Timers in Maisonette 9 can be seen on a shelf in Luis' safehouse in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- Boyz 2 Girls is a possible reference to American new jack swing group Boyz II Men, one of whose songs features on CSR 103.9 in GTA San Andreas.
- The Funky BJs is a reference to the soul ensemble The J.B.'s, who since featured on Master Sounds 98.3 in GTA San Andreas, as well as being reference to a blowjob, an act of male oral sex.
- "Funk in Time" by Rudy La Fontaine is a crude reference to the saying "fucking time".
- Rockstar Games have released the entire GTA III and Liberty City Stories playlists of Lips 106 on iTunes for download, including the cut song "Wash Him Off" by Marydancin.
- In GTA Liberty City Stories, an advert for the station proclaims, "Who needs a Top 40 countdown? Pop stations only have to play six songs." However, the tracklist for Liberty City Stories has seven.
- After Bump to the Music plays, Andee reads a Liberty Tree news report about Carcer City and its corrupted police chief who was cleared for corruption charges. Andee also claims that Carcer City is "nearby" Liberty City.
- A modified version of "Bump to the Music" is one of Franklin's ringtones for his phone in Grand Theft Auto V. It is also his default ringtone once you first play as him. "Bassmatic" is also the theme song for several spam adverts the player has to remove in Friend Request.
- Sawaar is incorrectly named in the iTunes store as "Sarwarr".
Grand Theft Auto III soundtrack:
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Liberty City Stories soundtrack
- Official website
- 'Grand Theft Auto III - Music from Lips 106' on iTunes
- 'Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City Stories (Music from Lips 106)' on iTunes