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"Post-communist community radio to rock the Eastern bloc."
— GTA IV Website


"Eastern European community radio, broadcasting from Hove Beach across the greater metropolitan area - bringing you popular music from Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine and beyond."
— GTA IV Website


"DJ Paul brings the party from the UK all the way to the dance floor at Bahama Mamas. Proper tunes. Let's 'ave it, yeah?"
— The Ballad of Gay Tony Website



Vladivostok FM is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City. The station is named after the Russian city of Vladivostok.

In Episodes From Liberty City, the new playlist can be heard inside the Bahama Mamas Club. When Grand Theft Auto IV is updated by the downloadable version of The Ballad of Gay Tony, the station alternates between a program of World Beat/Eastern European pop music and one of western European dance music. Vladivostok FM is based on WNYZ-LP in New York City.

Tracklist

Grand Theft Auto IV

DJ: Ruslana Lyzhychko.

  • Kino - "Группа крови" [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type] (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] (2000)
  • Basta - "Мама" [Mama / Mother] (2006)
  • Leningrad - "Никого не жалко" [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One] (2002)
  • Ranetki Girls - "О тебе" [O Tebe / About You] (2006)
  • Dolphin - "РЭП" [Rap] (2008)
  • Glukoza - "Швайне" [Schweine / Pigs in German] (2005)
  • Ruslana - "Wild Dances" Ukranian FM Version (2004)
  • Oleg Kvasha - "Зеленоглазое такси" Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi] (2007)

The song marked with * is the only one that appears in the 10th Anniversary version of the station.

10th Anniversary replacements for the Grand Theft Auto IV version of the station:

  • Aleksey Bolshoy - "Я ненавижу караоке" [YA Nenavizhu Karaoke / I Hate Karaoke] (2016)
  • Seryoga - Mon Ami (ft. Max Lorens) (2008)
  • Seryoga - "Добавь скорость" [Dobav' Skorost / Add Speed] (2008)
  • Seryoga - "Чики" [Chiki / Girl in Spain] (2008)
  • Delise - "Горячее Лето" [Goryacheye Leto / Hot Summer] (2010)
  • Zhenya Fokin -"Ночью" [Noch'ju / Tonight] (2008)
  • Kievelektro - "Гуляй, Славяне!" [Gulyaj, Slavyane! / Have Fun, Slavs!] (ft. Alyona Vinnitskaya) (2011)
  • Riffmaster - "Бегу" [Begu / Run] (Rancho Song) (2007)
  • Riffmaster - Riffmaster Tony (2007)
  • Ayvengo  - Underground (2007)
  • Ayvengo - "Репрезенты" [Reprezenty] (2007)

The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony

DJ: Paul Martin

Songs marked with ** were removed from station in future updates.

Deleted Songs

According to the soundtrack disc of the station and an interview with Ruslana, the following songs were meant to appear, but were cut for reasons unknown:

  • Max Lorens – "Схожу с ума" (Shozhu s uma / Going Crazy) (2008)
  • Quest Pistols – "Мама" (Mama / Mother) (2007)
  • Dyshi – "Взгляни на небо" (Vzglyani na nebo / Look on the Sky) (2006)
  • Bi-2 - "Полковник" (Polkovnik / Colonel) (2000)

10th anniversary

Rockstar confirmed through the Kotaku website that some songs were going to be removed from Grand Theft Auto IV due to licensing restrictions, in particular a large portion of Vladivostok FM. However, they would be replacing some of the songs with a new set of songs. The removal of them occured on April 26, 2018[1]. However, physical copies of the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions are unaffected and have not been patched.

Videos

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack:

Vladivostok FM (IV)

Vladivostok FM (IV)

GTA IV Vladivastok FM (IV only)

GTA TLAD/TBOGT

Episodes from Liberty City soundtrack:

GTA IV TBoGT Vladivostok FM Soundtrack (full)

GTA IV TBoGT Vladivostok FM Soundtrack (full)

GTA IV Vladivastok FM (TBoGT/EFLC only)

Trivia

  • Vladivostok FM is the favorite radio station of all notable members of the Russian Mafia, namely Dimitri Rascalov, Vladimir Glebov and Mikhail Faustin, with Dimitri claiming that it plays the music that he and Mikhail Faustin used to listen to back in "the Old Country", as they were once stationed in Vladivostok while they were in the Soviet Navy. The station plays inside Mikhail Faustin's Mansion, and is also the favourite radio station of Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, Michelle and Oleg Minkov.
  • In EFLC, at the beginning of the radio track the first advert is announcing that the radio is "direct from Hove Beach," however it is later stated that it is actually broadcasted from Bahama Mamas.
  • It is the first radio station that the player hears in GTA IV, as it is playing in Roman's Taxi. "Швайне" by Gluk'oZa is also the second song the player will hear in the game, as it is always scripted for Roman's Taxi to play it regardless if the radio station is modded or not.
    • Although, if the player skips the cutscene, the game will just proceed to play any commercial or song from Vladivostok FM.
      • After the April 26 2018 update that replaced mostly all of the radio station's soundtrack, the song that the player will now hear first from the radio station will be "Liberty City: The Invasion" [Вторжение] by Seryoga.
  • This station plays inside the Russian Shop, Perestroika and Comrades Bar.
  • "King Ring" by Seryoga was featured in the "Move Up, Ladies" trailer of the game, and is also heard during the end credits.
  • "Nikogo ne Zhalko" by Leningrad is featured in Vlad Glebov's character trailer.
  • DJ Paul mispronunces Guetta's name when he says "Straight out of France this is David "Gu-wetta"
  • In EFLC, Vladivostok FM is commercial free and is a mix station. However in the original GTA IV it is a dynamic station, so it plays commercials and Weazel News.
  • "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland is anachronistic to EFLC, since the story takes place in 2008, whereas the song was released in 2009.
  • The file containing the new EFLC mix is listed as "EuroDANCE FM", which may suggest that at one point the mix was meant to appear on its own station, rather than on Vladivostok FM.
  • The transition from playing Russian and European World music in the original game to playing primarily house and dance music in TBoGT/EFLC is in direct reference of its real-life counterpart WNYZ-LP transitioning from a Russian Top 40 program to a dance music station named as Pulse 87.
  • The Weekend by Michael Gray samples Ged Down Saturday Night by Oliver Cheatham, which appears on Fever 105 in GTA VC.
  • In the city of Vladivostok, since December 2008, there is a radio station with the same name which broadcasts rock and dance pop music.

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