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.
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 Beta Pharmaceuticals (who allowed a woman to die because she feared the woman would sue)
SHEILA:"Yes, I work in the health industry. Yes, I had a purse full of life-saving heart drug samples, but I did not know if this woman had insurance. I do not know if she was going to sue me. So I did the responsible thing, and left it to the professionals." RYAN:"Wow. Did you even dial 911?" SHEILA:"I left that to the professionals as well!"
- Wilson Taylor Sr. (portrayed by Bill Hader), a representative for an HMO (Co-Pay Insurance) who apparently left a young girl die.
SHEILA: "Drill him, drill him! He's letting kids die! He refused a little girl a liver transplant!" WAYLON: "Oh, right! You're the one, you're the one!" WILSON: "Nonsence, she was too risky to save!" WAYLON: "TOO RISKY TO SAVE!?!"
- 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.
WAYLON: "All your talk about 'ooh, I wanna make this much this year off a person who can't breathe right' or 'I wanna make this much of this doctor who is ignoring the world…" RYAN: "Thank you Mr Mason." WAYLON: "…Playing golf" SHEILA: "Ugh. You are giving me a headache!" WAYLON: "Good! I can cure that! Come here." 'Drill buzzes'.
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 John Hunter spanking Tyler, who pleads him "No! Please no!".