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Various radio stations can be received on radios in most vehicles in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. They act as the game's soundtrack and many of its songs appear on cutscenes. Additionally, some songs are programmed to be played on certain parts of a mission; in example, Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' starts to play when the player enters its first vehicle. Radio stations are also available in the Audio menu, while the game is paused. These radio stations have been released in a box set, and a greatest hits compilation album featuring songs from each radio station.

Most radio stations play a mixture of music, DJ chat, and spoof advertising. The stations each reflect one style of music intended to evoke the atmosphere of the time. As well as contemporary 1980s music, the soundtrack features music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Several of the stations also reappear in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which is a direct prequel to the game.

The player can listen to the following radio stations:

In addition to the in-game radio stations, PC and Xbox players can add their own music to the game. These will be played on the "MP3 Player" on the PC version and the "Tape Deck" on the Xbox version.

On 6 December 2012, GTA Vice City was released on iOS and Android to celebrate the game's 10th anniversary. However, over the years, song licenses expired, and therefore some songs were removed from these versions of the game. The same songs are missing from the game re-releases as PS2 Classic on PS3 and PS4.

Radio stations

The songs are listed in the same order as they appear in the game. Songs missing from iOS, Android, PS2 Classics (PS3) and PS4 editions and are marked with an *.

Wildstyle

Wildstyle

Wildstyle is hosted by Mr. Magic and plays contemporary hip hop and electro music.

Flash FM

Flash

Flash FM is hosted by Toni (voiced by Maria Chambers), and plays contemporary pop music.

K-Chat

Kchat

K-Chat is celebrity talk station hosted by Amy Sheckenhausen (voiced by Leyna Weber).

The following persons are interviewed:

Fever 105

Fever 105

Fever 105 is hosted by Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit (voiced by Julius Dyson) and plays soul, disco, quiet storm, funk and R&B.

V-Rock

V-rock

V-Rock is hosted by Lazlow and plays hard rock and heavy metal.

VCPR

VCPRlogo

Vice City Public Radio, abbreviated as VCPR, is hosted by Jonathan Freeloader (Patrick Olsen) and Michelle Montanius (Kelly Guest). The station's only program is called Pressing Issues, and is hosted by Maurice Chavez (voiced by Philip Anthony Rodriguez). Each segment focuses on a particular issue, with Chavez chairing a discussion between several guests on the issue.

Three such issues are broadcast within the game. They are:

  • Morality
  • Perception and Positive Thinking
  • Public Safety

Radio Espantoso

Espantoso

Radio Espantoso is a Spanish-language radio station hosted by Pepe (voiced by Tony Chiroldes) and plays Latin music.

  • Cachao - "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" ("Let's Rejoice With My Combo") (1994)
  • Alpha Banditos - "The Bull is Wrong" (2002)
  • Tres Apenas Como Eso - "Yo Te Miré" ("I Saw You") ( 2002)
  • Deodato - "Latin Flute" (1973)
  • Mongo Santamaría - "Mama Papa Tú" ("Mom, Dad, You") (1969)
  • Mongo Santamaría - "Me and You Baby (Picao y Tostao)" ("Chopped and Toasted") (1969)
  • Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra - "Mambo Mucho Mambo" ("Mambo Much Mambo") (1952)
  • Unaesta - "La Vida Es Una Lenteja" ("Life Is A Lentil") (2002)
  • Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions" (1974)
  • Irakere - "Añunga Ñunga" (1980) (Incorrectly credited in the booklet as "Aguanile")
  • Deodato - "Super Strut" (1973)
  • Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Jamay" (Nahuatl word, means "adobe crafting place") (1955)
  • Benny Moré - "Maracaibo Oriental" ("Eastern Maracaibo") (1957)
  • Tito Puente - "Mambo Gozón" ("Enjoyable Mambo") (1958)

Emotion 98.3

98.3

Emotion 98.3 is hosted by Fernando Martinez (voiced by Frank Chavez) and features power ballads.

Wave 103

Wave103

Wave 103 is hosted by Adam First (voiced by Jamie Canfield), and features New Wave, pop and Synthpop music.

Other songs

A number of other songs can be heard during mission cutscenes. These songs are not featured on any of the game's radio stations.

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