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Not to be confused with Flashback FM
"This is Toni and you're on Flash, where we play nothing but the best pop music, all day, every day until the end of time, which could be tomorrow! So live like it's forever, today!"
GTA Vice City
"The mainstream never popped like it did in the early 1980s.. And there never was a radio host like Toni. She bopped her way into Vice City's heart to the tune of classic songs by Hall & Oates, Laura Branigan and many others."
— GTA Vice City Website

Flash FM is a Vice City radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The station plays contemporary pop music and is hosted by Toni and Teri in 1984, with Toni becoming the sole DJ by 1986 following Teri's departure from the station.


Flash FM is full of the general atmosphere of its era, the '80s. The station's idents and imaging voices claim that "if it is totally tubular, rad or awesome" it plays on Flash. Many of the biggest mainstream pop artists in history are in its playlist.

It doesn't seem to be much different from later pop stations like Head Radio, as the station states "we tell you what's good, then play it 'til you like it". At one point it says humorously that they play zero commercials, despite the fact that it is full of them, like all other pop stations.

The station also seems to target a young teen demographic, as it makes comments such as "if you have acne you'll love Flash!", "Now that you've found Flash FM, notice you've suddenly become more popular. Suddenly, everyone wants to hang out with you." and "if no one understands you, we do!"


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Soundtrack Box Set

The Flash FM CD included in the European release of the 7-CD Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set contains 3 songs that did not actually appear in the game. These are:

Although none of these tracks appeared in Vice City, Toto's "Hold the Line" was later included in the playlist for the classic rock station K-DST in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The inclusion on the CD of Glenn Frey's "Smuggler's Blues" seems likely to be yet another of the game's nods to the television series Miami Vice, which featured an episode of the same name in its the first season; the episode was in fact named for the song, featured a plot that was heavily inspired by its lyrics, extensively featured the song in the soundtrack, and even featured Glenn Frey himself in the main supporting role.



Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

GTA Vice City Flash FM Complete Track

GTA Vice City Flash FM Complete Track

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Flash FM Vice City Stories

Flash FM Vice City Stories


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • One of the imaging singers in the GTA Vice City Stories rendition is Julie Wemyss, singer in the songs credited to fictional band Conor & Jay, and who was also one of the main composers for several of the music featured within the early Grand Theft Auto games. She also provides vocals to some original songs in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and GTA III.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In Grand Theft Auto Online, during the 2014 Halloween Weekend Event, a t-shirt with the logo of the radio station was available through Crate Drops.
  • Later, during the Cunning Stunts update, a Flash FM cap became available to buy for $1895 at any clothing store.

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