|Not to be confused with Channel X.|
Radio X, referred to as Radio:X in its logo, is an alternative rock/heavy metal/grunge music station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The station is hosted by Sage, an escaped mental patient who holds extremely pessimistic world views. A proud member of Generation X, she is very outspoken against the previous generation and constantly speaks her views on air between songs. Radio X appears to be based on the real-life radio station X103.9 - "The I.E.'s Alternative Rock."
Playlist for Radio X
- Helmet - "Unsung" (1991)
- Depeche Mode - "Personal Jesus" (1989)
- Faith No More - "Midlife Crisis" (1992)
- Danzig - "Mother" (1988)
- Living Colour - "Cult of Personality" (1988)
- Primal Scream - "Movin' on Up" (1991)
- Guns N' Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987)
- L7 - "Pretend We're Dead" (1992)
- Ozzy Osbourne - "Hellraiser" (1991)*
- Soundgarden - "Rusty Cage" (1991)
- Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name" (1992)*
- Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing" (1990)
- The Stone Roses - "Fools Gold" (1989)
- Alice in Chains - "Them Bones" (1992)
- Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush" (1992)
Songs marked with * don't appear in the Re-Released versions of the game.
- The "X" in Radio X is reference to Generation X, the generation born between the mid-1960s and early-1980s.
- The station is the default station when the player enters an Andromada, Buffalo, or PCJ-600.
- "Head Like a Hole", originally by Nine Inch Nails, was covered by A.F.I. and is featured as a bonus track to the soundtrack collection, even though it's not featured in-game. The original song would most likely be featured on Radio X, given the genre of the song and station.
- "Killing in The Name" by Rage Against the Machine is played while the player dates a girlfriend in a wrong Restaurant.
- The song "Unsung" by Helmet also appears on True Crime: New York City and Saints Row 2, two games are considered by some to be a GTA Clone. The songs "Them Bones" by Alice in Chains and "Mother" by Danzig were featured on True Crime: Streets of LA and True Crime: New York City, respectively.
- V-Rock - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which also plays heavy metal and hard rock, as well as another song by Ozzy Osbourne.
- Wave 103 - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories which plays another song by Depeche Mode.
- Liberty Rock Radio - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV which also plays alternative rock.
- Radio Broker - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV which plays alternative rock in the form of dance-rock and indie rock.
- Channel X - A similarly-named radio station in Grand Theft Auto V which plays punk rock.
- Vinewood Boulevard Radio - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto V which also plays alternative rock in the form of garage rock and noise rock.
- P.M.R. - A cut radio station in Grand Theft Auto V which would've played 90s alternative rock and featured a song by Faith No More.