- "You may hate us, but, I gotta tell ya, we hate ourselves more. And stop accusing us of being liberal! What a load of crap! This station is owned by Ammu-Nation! I mean, have you ever heard anyone complain about guns on this station? Hosts are getting shot by them all the time, but it just gets glossed over."
- — GTA San Andreas
- "Real Talk. Real Issues. Real Patronizing. Radio that’s all about you."
- ―GTA V website.
West Coast Talk Radio (WCTR) is a talk radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V. It broadcasts from Missionary Hill, San Fierro in GTA San Andreas and from West Vinewood, Los Santos in GTA V.
In GTA San Andreas, WCTR is owned by Ammu-Nation.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- WCTR News: News program hosted by Lianne Forget with reporting by Richard Burns. The channel reports news stories from around San Andreas, mainly events that happen during missions (e.g. the theft of a Hydra during Vertical Bird).
- The Tight End Zone: Sports program hosted by Derrick Thackery. Thackery has little interest in the sports he covers, preferring instead to focus on the "passion" they arouse.
- The Wild Traveler: Travel program hosted by James Pedeaston. Pedeaston is a child predator wanted in Malaysia and also being investigated by the FBI.
- Entertaining America: Entertainment program featuring interviews with various guests. Originally hosted by Billy Dexter until Dexter's on-air death after accidentally being shot in the head by Jack Howitzer. Returns after a lengthy hiatus with Lazlow Jones as host.
- Gardening with Maurice: Gardening show hosted by Maurice. Maurice is an exhibitionist who frequently photographs himself in the nude. Maurice offers unorthodox gardening tips and plant suggestions to his callers.
- I Say/You Say: Political debate show hosted by husband-and-wife Peyton and Mary Phillips.
- Lonely Hearts: Relationship advice program hosted by Christy MacIntyre and then by Fernando Martinez after he hijacks the show.
- Area 53: Hosted by Marvin Trill, primarily focusing on government conspiracy theories.
Grand Theft Auto V
- Chattersphere: A talk show hosted by Lazlow Jones with his co-host Michelle Minx. The two hosts constantly insult and harass each other. Lazlow calls Michelle a feminist while Michelle calls Lazlow an idiot.
- Chakra Attack: A talk show that takes a west coast approach to spirituality. Hosted by Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris with producer Nurse Cheryl Fawkes.
- The Fernando Show: A talk show hosted by Fernando Martinez and producer Jo that mainly consists of an interview with Sue Murry.
As the player progresses through the game's storyline, the segments played on WCTR will change. Thus, during one segment of the game, the player may only hear specific portions of programs not to be heard again as new segments are aired. This phenomenon is prominent with WCTR News, Entertaining America, and The Wild Traveler. Various intros, outros and comments delivered by Barbara Fox. Several characters from the main game make cameos in the radio programs and advertising.
Once the player progresses halfway through San Fierro, OG Loc is featured on Entertaining America until the player progresses through Las Venturas, where Cris Formage's interview replaces his. Big Smoke also appears as a person who is forced to serve community service and is spokesperson for the "little guy", and he himself speaks after the outro of one WCTR News broadcast.
- Gardening with Maurice was referenced for the first time in Grand Theft Auto III during the Chatterbox FM segment, when a caller talks about turnips and rooted vegetables and how Lazlow said "Okay, here's the deal - this isn't gardening with Maurice, that's on later!", but then the caller mentions he has been taken off the air.
- In Grand Theft Auto V, this station shares its frequency (95.6) with West Coast Classics. Because of this, it would be completely impossible for the two stations to be available at the same time.
- Michelle Minx claims WCTR broadcasts "to Los Santos and Blaine County", even though the station cannot be received in Blaine County.
- Chatterbox FM, a talk station in GTA III.
- K-Chat, a talk station in GTA Vice City.
- Vice City Public Radio (VCPR), a public talk station in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.
- Liberty City Free Radio (LCFR), a talk station in GTA Liberty City Stories.
- Public Liberty Radio (PLR), a public talk station in GTA IV.
- WKTT Radio, a talk station in GTA IV and GTA Episodes From Liberty City.
- Integrity 2.0, a talk station in GTA IV and GTA Episodes From Liberty City.
- Blaine County Radio, a public talk station in GTA V.