"The station for laughter, and sorrow, heartbreak, and tears, and those post-therapy session blues."
GTA Vice City

"In early 1980s Vice City, if you got caught in an extramarital affair with your wife's aerobics instructor, there was only one man to turn to: Fernando Martinez. Fernando brought make-up and make-out music to all of Vice City's lovers. Impassioned with the spirit of emotionally charged anthems by artists like Cutting Crew and Mister Mister."
— GTA Vice City Website

Emotion 98.3 is a radio station hosted by Fernando Martinez (voiced by Frank Chavez) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and by Lionel Makepeace (voiced by Steve Stratton) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It plays soft pop, power ballads and soft rock.


The station assumes a more relaxed, laid-back, soft attitude than other pop stations. It encourages listeners to not fight their feelings, and even cry. Fernando's poetic yet eccentric musings about passion, emotion and desire become the central part of the radio in his first time as a DJ. He gets lost in his romantic ramblings lots of times, and tells listeners tips on how to pick up ladies, going on with his Latin lover attitude.

As a note, Jan Hammer's "Crockett's Theme" is a reference to Miami Vice, since it is the theme for James "Sonny" Crockett. This piece of music appeared in a Miami Vice episode in 1984, but was released via the Miami Vice II soundtrack album at the very end of 1986.

Emotion 98.3 sponsored several Hotring Racers and Bloodring Bangers in 1986.

As with all of the music radio stations in GTA Vice City, an album of songs from the station is available separately or as part of the 7-CD Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

* - This song is missing from the iOS, Android, PS2 Classics (PS3 and PS4) editions.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories



GTA Vice City (Emotion 98

GTA Vice City (Emotion 98.3) Full Version

GTA: Vice City Emotion 98.3

Grand Theft Auto - Vice City Stories -1- Emotion 98

Grand Theft Auto - Vice City Stories -1- Emotion 98.3 (320 Kbps)

GTA: Vice City Stories Emotion 98.3


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