Not to be confused with Channel X.
"Finally, there IS an alternative. The home of Modern Rock. This is a revolution. Guitars, nihilistic hedonism, and telling the elder generation to go screw themselves. Nobody has done this before. We are original thinkers. We are free. Sage leads the navel gazing; she is a remarkable talent."
―GTA San Andreas Website

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.

Playlist for Radio X

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, PCJ-600, or Vortex.
  • "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 Nine Inch Nails version of the 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. In the re-releases on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and the newer Steam releases, this song was cut and plays a unfitting "successful date" ditty instead.
  • "Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots, while recorded for their 1992 debut album Core, wasn't actually released as a single until 1993, after the timeline of the game.
  • There is an actual Radio X in the United Kingdom that focuses on alternative music, however, it was known as Xfm prior to 2015. It also did not air until 1997, five years after San Andreas takes place.
  • "Cult of Personality" by Living Color (along with "Get Down To It" by Humble Pie from K-DST) plays during stadium events.
  • The station seems to be based on the former X103.9 , a radio station in San Bernardino that formerly played alternative rock.
    • However, the station may have also been based on KNAC , which was a Long Beach radio station that played heavy metal, alongside grunge in the 1990s. It also often played songs from bands appearing on Radio X, such as Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Guns N' Roses, and Stone Temple Pilots.


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