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PLR (Public Liberty Radio) is a public radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV. It is a reference to National Public Radio, a radio network seen by many to harbor liberal viewpoints. It is not present in Episodes From Liberty City. It is most likely broadcast in Algonquin.


The Séance

PLR Host: Beatrix Fontaine (Ilyana Kadushin)

Topics: A call-in talk show focused on New Age spiritualism. During the show, Beatrix, a phony psychic, provides callers with ridiculous advice, and constantly asks for their money. Beatrix's last name may be a reference to Darius Fontaine, a get-rich-quick huckster who appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Host: Ryan McFallon (Bryan Tucker)

Topics: A talk show focused on health care. Host Ryan McFallon interviews a panel of three guests:

  • Sheila Stafford, a spokeswoman for Betta Pharmaceuticals (who allowed a woman to die because she feared the woman would sue)
  • Wilson Taylor Sr. (portrayed by Bill Hader), a representative for an HMO (Co-Pay Insurance) who apparently left a young girl die.
  • Waylon Mason (portrayed by Rick Shapiro), an advocate of holistic and homeopathic medicine. The show ends with Mason drilling holes in the other two guests' heads.

Intelligent Agenda

Host: Mike Riley

Topics: A left-wing call-in talk show. Host Mike Riley (played by Brian Sack) interviews a panel of three guests: Brandon Roberts, a Vinewood actor who associates himself with left-wing causes only to enhance his own image, John Hunter, a candidate for state governor, who embraces certain extreme right and extreme left political ideals, and Zachary Tyler, a child prodigy who was brought onto the show as an example of liberal parenting, but is in fact an elitist. The show ends with Hunter spanking Tyler after the latter suggests euthanasia to combat the hunger crisis.

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