As in previous Grand Theft Auto games, radio stations play a big part in Grand Theft Auto IV. When in a taxi, the player can ask the driver to switch the station, often accompanied by Niko's views on the station.

In previous GTA games (with the exception of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), radio stations were a single audio file, repeating after completing a loop. In GTA IV, most of the songs are shuffled while some still follow a loop (The Beat, Massive B, etc.).

In GTA IV, the radio is dynamic; DJs and news programs inform Niko of the current weather and time. Weazel News updates itself as the storyline progresses, sometimes reporting news about Niko's actions.

In The Lost and Damned, the first episodic downloadable content for GTA IV, five of these radio stations were expanded, namely WKTT Talk Radio, The Beat 102.7, Liberty City Hardcore, Liberty Rock Radio and Radio Broker. The new music has been added to the song rotations of the stations, so that both the original music and the new tracks play concurrently. The new tracks are also included in the original GTA IV game.

The second DLC, The Ballad of Gay Tony, similarly updated five different stations: Vladivostok FM, K109 The Studio, Electro-Choc, San Juan Sounds, and Integrity 2.0. With both DLC packs installed, the player hears the combined radio content in all single-player and multiplayer modes.

The two episodes are available in a stand-alone format, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. The radio content included with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony is combined with additional, exclusive music appearing on three new radio stations: RamJam FM, Self-Actualization FM, and Vice City FM. These replace several radio stations that do not carry over from Grand Theft Auto IV. However, if the player downloaded the episodes, the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto IV will still be available, as the three exclusive radio stations from The Ballad of Gay Tony episode are only automatically included if the player bought the special disc from the episodes.

If the player is in a vehicle and it is close to another vehicle, a glitch may occur whereby the radio station playing in the player's vehicle may be "channeled" or transferred to the next vehicle that normally plays a different station.

In April 2018, 10 years after GTA IV's release, certain songs had been removed due to expired licenses.

††Exclusive to Grand Theft Auto IV.



Electro-Choc is hosted by legendary DJ François K in GTA IV and then the Crookers in TBoGT and EFLC, the radio plays Electro House;


In TBoGT and EFLC:

  • Major Lazer (feat. Leftside & Supahype) - "Jump Up" (2009)
  • Daniel Haaksman (feat. MC Miltinho) - "Kid Conga" (2009)
  • Boy 8-Bit - "A City Under Siege" (2009)
  • Crookers (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie) - "Put Your Hands on Me (A Capella)" (2009)
  • The Chemical Brothers - "Nude Night" (2003)
  • Crookers (feat. Solo) - "Bad Men" (2009)
  • Miike Snow - "Animal (A Capella)" (2009)
  • Jahcoozi - "Watching You (Oliver $ Remix)" (2009)
  • Crookers (feat. Nic Sarno) - "Boxer" (2009)
  • SonicC - "Stickin" (2009)
  • Black Noise - "Knock You Out (Andy George Remix)" (2009)
  • Mixhell (feat. Jen Lasher & Oh Snap) - "Boom Da (Crookers Mix)" (2009)
  • Crookers (feat. Kelis) - "No Security" (2009)

Fusion FM††


Fusion FM is hosted by Roy Ayers and plays Jazz-Funk/Jazz-Fusion/Acid Jazz;

IF99 - International Funk††


IF99 - International Funk is hosted by Femi Kuti and plays Funk/Afrobeat;

Jazz Nation Radio 108.5††


Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 is hosted by Roy Haynes and plays Jazz;

K109 The Studio


K109 The Studio is hosted by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and plays Disco. (Also replaces IF99 - International Funk in EFLC);


  • Electrik Funk - "On a Journey" (1982)
  • Don Ray - "Standing in the Rain" (1978)
  • Cerrone - "Supernature" (1977)
  • Peter Brown - "Burning Love Breakdown" (1977)
  • Tamiko Jones - "Can't Live Without Your Love" (1979)
  • Gino Soccio - "Dancer" (1979)
  • Suzy Q - "Get On Up and Do It Again" (1981)
  • Rainbow Brown - "Till You Surrender" (1981)
  • Harry Thumann - "Underwater" (1979)
  • Skatt Brothers - "Walk the Night" (1980)

In TBoGT and EFLC:

Liberty City Hardcore


Liberty City Hardcore is hosted by a Hardcore Punk band Murphy's Law guitarist Jimmy Gestapo in GTA IV playing Hardcore Punk and Crossover Thrash, and later by Max Cavalera in EFLC playing Extreme Metal genres.



Liberty Rock Radio

Liberty Rock Radio

Liberty Rock Radio is hosted by Iggy Pop and plays Classic Rock, Pop Rock and Heavy Metal.



Massive B Soundsystem††


Massive B Soundsystem is hosted by Bobby Konders and plays Dancehall;

Radio Broker

Radio Broker

Radio Broker is hosted by Juliette Lewis and plays Alternative Rock/Indie Rock;



  • Blonde Acid Cult - "Shake It Loose" (2007)
  • Kill Memory Crash - "Hell on Wheels" (2008)
  • Magic Dirt - "Get Ready to Die" (2009)
  • Brazilian Girls - "Nouveau Americain" (2008)
  • Freeland - "Borderline" (2009)
  • Kreeps - "The Hunger (Blood in My Mouth)" (2009)
  • Japanther - "Radical Businessman" (2008)
  • Foxylane - "Command" (2009)
  • Monotonix - "Body Language" (2008)
  • Game Rebellion - "Dance Girl (GTA Mix)" (2009)
  • The Yelling - "Blood on the Steps" (2008)
  • The Jane Shermans - "I Walk Alone" (2008)

San Juan Sounds

San Juan Sounds

San Juan Sounds is hosted by Daddy Yankee in GTA IV and then Henry Santos Jeter in TBoGT and EFLC. The station plays Latin/Reggaeton


In TBoGT and EFLC:

The Beat 102.7


The Beat 102.7 is hosted and remixed by DJ Green Lantern and DJ Mister Cee in GTA IV and then Funkmaster Flex and Statik Selektah in EFLC, the radio plays Contemporary Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B. (Also replaces The Classics 104.1 in EFLC);



The Classics††


The Classics is hosted and remixed by DJ Premier and plays Old-school Hip-Hop/Rap;

The Journey††


The Journey is hosted by "a computer" ("Vicki" from Apple's PlainTalk text-to-speech software) and plays Ambient/Chillout;

The Vibe 98.8††


The Vibe 98.8 is hosted by Vaughn Harper and plays Soul/R&B;

Tuff Gong††

Tuff Gong

Tuff Gong is hosted by Carl Bradshaw and plays Reggae/Dub;

  • Stephen Marley - "Chase Dem" (2005)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Concrete Jungle" (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version) (1973)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Pimper's Paradise" (1980)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rat Race" (1975)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" (1978)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Satisfy My Soul" (1978)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "So Much Trouble In The World" (1979)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers and Damian Marley - "Stand Up Jamrock" (2005)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Wake Up & Live (Parts 1 & 2)" (1979)

Vladivostok FM


Vladivostok FM is hosted by Ukrainian pop singer Ruslana in GTA IV and is later replaced by DJ Paul in TBoGT and EFLC, the radio plays Eastern European/Dance;


  • Ruslana - "Wild Dances" Ukranian FM Version (2004)
  • Kino - "Группа крови" [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Group] (1988)
  • Marakesh - "Ждать" [Zhdat / To Wait] (2006)
  • Zveri - "Квартира" [Kvartira / The Flat] (2006)
  • Seryoga - "King Ring" (2005)
  • Seryoga - "Liberty City: The Invasion" [Вторжение] (2008)
  • Splean - "Линия жизни" [Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline] (1994 or later)
  • Basta - "Мама" [Mama / Mother] (1997 or later)
  • Leningrad - "Никого не жалко" [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One] (1999 or later)
  • Ranetki Girls - "О тебе" [O Tebe / About You] (2006)
  • Dolphin - "РЭП" [Rap] (2008)
  • Glukoza - "Швайне" [Schweine / Pigs in German] (2005)
  • Oleg Kvasha - "Зеленоглазое такси" Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi] (2007)

In TBoGT and EFLC:

WKTT Talk Radio


WKTT Talk Radio (We Know The Truth) is a Conservative Talk Radio that plays the following programs:

Public Liberty Radio††


Public Liberty Radio is a Liberal Talk Radio that plays the following programs:

Integrity 2.0


Integrity 2.0 is a Talk Radio hosted by Lazlow;

RamJam FM

RamJam FM

RamJam FM is hosted by David Rodigan and plays Reggae/Dub/Dancehall. (Also replaces Tuff Gong Radio and Massive B Soundsystem 96.9) - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc

Self-Actualization FM

Self-Actualization FM

Self-Actualization FM is hosted by Audrey and plays Ambient/Chillout. (Also replaces The Journey, Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 and Fusion FM) - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc

Vice City FM


Vice City FM is hosted by Fernando Martinez and plays 80's pop music. (Also replaces The Vibe 98.8) - Exclusive radio station on GTA Episodes From Liberty City disc

Independence FM


Independence FM (PC only) is hosted by Gary Sheen and is a User-Defined Track Player.


Several advertisements can be heard on the radio. These include:

"From the people who brought you the Domestobot, we proudly present El Chamuco Roboto! It's the robotic future... from south of the border! 'Politicians may demand illegal aliens leave the country, but I want a Mexican gardener I can ogle!' El Chamuco Roboto! You little devil. He can mow the lawn, if you know what I mean! Comes with six different attachments!"
―El Chamuco Roboto ad
"Are you ready to live the real estate dream? Whether you're new on the market or an old hack, we'll take your dream to the limits of prestige, in a spacious loft or an outstanding penthouse! It's a 500-square ft glass coated box in the sky, with windows that won't open and a doorman that masturbates in your bed while you're at work! Only three million dollars, only three blocks from the ghetto!"
"You can begin living a life of luxury. Why worry about health, your weight, or what people think of you? Now, you're faster! Motorized scooters are the future of the American lifestyle - carefree! Take the wait off!"
―Motorized Scooter ad
"Now these middle-aged twin transsexuals are photographing themselves re-enacting famous atrocities from history dressed as gorillas! Once you see Hitler portrayed as a gorilla, it’ll explain the war in a way you never imagined. It is truly shocking!"
"Sometimes the family wants that Italian taste without those tiny Italian portions, that’s why you should come to Al Dentes - all the mama-mia you can eat! It’s Italian food like you’ll never get in Italy. That’s because it’s an American theme restaurant! So the portions are huge, and the food tasteless and unhealthy. We’ve got a special linguine with Cheesy Poof sauce!"
―Al Dentes ad
"‘Hey, when you’re at Al Dentes everyone’s like family! A hyper, macho, food-obsessed, alcoholic family just like min!’ Al Dentes - we’ve got more of what you love and less of what you don’t. Like more calories and fat, and a lot less taste and nutrients! That’s why it’s Al Dentes! All the mama mia you can eat!"
―Al Dentes ad


  • During the mission That Special Someone, Niko Bellic switches the radio off because he doesn't want to listen to the "annoying ads and DJs" following his confrontation with Darko Brevic.
  • In GTA IV and Episodes From Liberty City, radio stations were split into small groups to become default radio stations for the vehicles. These groups are listed below:
    • 1970's dance music (Disco/Funk) - K109 The Studio (and IF99 in GTA IV)
    • Eastern European music (or modern Dance House in EFLC) - Vladivostok FM
    • Hip-Hop - The Beat 102.7 (and The Classics in GTA IV)
    • Modern Electronic music - Electro-Choc and Radio Broker
    • Hardcore/Extreme Metal - Liberty City Hardcore
    • Jazz - Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 and Fusion FM (merged with the "ambient music" group in EFLC)
    • Ambient music - The Journey (in GTA IV), Self-Actualization FM (in EFLC)
    • Classic Rock - Liberty Rock Radio
    • Reggae and its variations - Tuff Gong and Massive B Soundsystem (in GTA IV), RamJam FM (in EFLC)
    • Latin music - San Juan Sounds
    • "Love" music (RnB/Soul/1980's Pop) - The Vibe 98.8 (in GTA IV), Vice City FM (in EFLC)
    • Talk radio stations - WKTT Talk Radio and Integrity 2.0 (and Public Liberty Radio in GTA IV)
  • The radio stations that have looped playlists are the ones that have one continuous mix, and are: The Beat 102.7, The Classics, Electro-Choc, Massive B Soundsystem, Liberty City Hardcore (in The Lost and Damned), Vladivostok FM (In Episodes From Liberty City), San Juan Sounds (in The Ballad of Gay Tony) and RamJam FM (In Episodes From Liberty City).
  • Many of the songs featured in GTA IV's episodes were released in 2009. This may imply that the timeline for the GTA IV era, or at least the episodes, runs from late 2008 into early 2009.
  • Exiting a vehicle does not automatically switch the engine off, and the radio will still play while the engine is left idle. To fully switch the engine off, hold the enter/exit button when exiting the vehicle.
  • When getting phone calls, it will interfere with the radio signal, much like in real life.
  • On the radio station The Vibe 98.8 in GTA IV, the song "Footsteps In The Dark" by the Isley Brothers is included, which may be a nod to the song which it was used as a sample in, "Today Was A Good Day" by Ice Cube, which appeared in the GTA San Andreas radio station, Radio Los Santos.