"Head radio. Music for your pleasure. —Richard on station on a highway. —The Network Chart Show. Top 5."
"Putting all bad radio on trial, it's judge and jury Phanny Joe Styles."
— The intro to Phanny Joe Styles' segment in GTA 2
"Mix me another margarita, I'm listenin' to Johnny Ricarro."
— The intro to Johnny Ricarro's segment in GTA 2
"Built from cheap labor from Zambia, El Salvador and Paraguay, this is Head Radio."
— Station jingle in GTA III
"Music that our demographic presearch says will put you in a buy things. Head Radio."
— Station jingle in GTA Liberty City Stories

Head Radio is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. It is a mainstream radio that plays pop and rock.


The station's DJs include Eddie Symons (GTA 1), Phanny Joe Styles and Johnny Riccaro (GTA 2), and Michael Hunt (GTA III and LCS). Head Radio began broadcasting in 1941 and by 2001 is one of a number of radio stations owned by Love Media.

In its GTA 1 rendition it is meant to represent a charts radio.[2] Through its different renditions it would remain as a mainstream radio that airs pop and, to a lesser extent, rock.

The Head Radio Headquarters are located in Bayano, Industrial District, Anywhere City (GTA 2) and in Harwood, Portland, Liberty City (GTA III and LCS).


Grand Theft Auto 1

Song: Preview:
"Days Like These" by Reality Bubble (Craig Conner) (1997)
"Automatic Transmission" by Meme Traders (Grant Middleton) (1997)
"Complications" by Ohjaamo (Craig Conner) (1997)

Grand Theft Auto 2


Songs with Phanny Joe Styles:

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Yellow Butter" by Apostles of Funk (Stuart Ross) (1999)
"Real Love" by Pussywillows (Craig Conner) (1999)
"All I Wanna Do" by Davidson (1999)
Copyrighted song.
"Southpark" by The One (Craig Conner) (1999)

Songs with Johnny Riccaro:

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Taxi Drivers" by Bula Matari (1996)
Copyrighted song.
"Pendulum" by Flytronix (1998)
Copyrighted song.
"Do It On Your Own" by Anna (Craig Conner) (1999)
"My Tiny World" by Testing (Craig Conner) (1999)

Grand Theft Auto III

Song: Preview:
"Stripe Summer" by Dil-Don't (Craig Conner) (2001)
"Good Thing" by Whatever (Allan Walker, Craig Conner) (2001)
"Fade Away" by Craig Gray (Stuart Ross) (2001)
"Change" by Conor and Jay (Craig Conner, Julie Wemyss) (2001)
"See Through You" by Frankie Fame (Craig Conner) (2001)
"Electronic Go Go" by Scatwerk (Stuart Ross) (2001)
"Life Is But A Mere Supply" by Dezma (Craig Conner) (2001)

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Song: Preview:
"Train" by Conor and Jay (1998/2005)
"The One For Me" by Cloud 19 (1998/2005)
"Feel The Pain" by Purser (1998/2005)
"Free Yourself" by L. Marie + Raff (1998/2005)
"Drive" by 15 Ways (1998/2005)
"Welcome to the Real World" by Rosco Stow (1998/2005)
"Keep Dreaming" by Vanilla Smoothie (1998/2005)

Cut Songs from GTA III





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GTA: Liberty City Stories


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  • Head Radio is one of three radio stations in the Grand Theft Auto series to cross universes, the others being Radio Los Santos and WCTR.
    • The station was due to appear in GTA IV but was dropped during development. [citation/verification needed]
  • Head Radio is one of the two radio stations in GTA III and GTA LCS (the other being Lips 106) to have its music available on iTunes.

Grand Theft Auto 1

  • The radio airs a Top 5 that goes:
    1. Slumpussy - "This Life" (N-CT FM)
    2. The Hounds - "Let It Out" (It's Unleashed FM)
    3. Bleeding Stump - "Just Do It" (It's Unleashed FM)
    4. Sideways Hank O'Malley (and The Alabama Bottle Boys) - "The Ballad of Chapped Lip Calhoun" (The Fergus Buckner Show FM)
    5. Technophiliak - "Lagerstar" (The Fix FM)

Grand Theft Auto 2

  • The logo is somewhat phallic-shaped. Additionally, the man's head by itself also resembles a penis, with the chin being the tip.
  • The radio has 2 alternating DJs, Phanny Joe Styles and Johnny Riccaro, and the radio changes its music genres depending on who's in charge.
  • Bula Matari's "Taxi Drivers" was censored in the PlayStation version of the game. Swear words were interrupted by the sounds of horns.
  • During the last speech of Phanny Joe Styles, it plays Slumpussy's Gangster Friday, the scores screen theme and credits theme from GTA 1.
  • In Rockstar Radio it plays Ohjaamo's "Complications" (a song from the GTA 1 rendition of Head Radio) during Jill Tasker's weather report.

Grand Theft Auto Advance

  • The soundtrack includes instrumental versions of Apostles of Funk's "Yellow Butter" and The One's "Southpark" (songs from the GTA 2 rendition of Head Radio).

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • The logo says "Give Head Radio A Listen This Weekend". "Giving Head" is a slang term for oral sex.
  • Conor and Jay's and Purser's singles can be seen advertised on billboards throughout Liberty City. Purser's is advertised as "Feel the Pain".
  • Before the song "Take the Pain" by Purser plays, Michael makes a reference to the song We Built This City by Starship. This song would later be featured in the soundtrack for Los Santos Rock Radio in the PS4, Xbox One & PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • "The One for Me", "Take the Pain" and "Drive" are available as ringtones.
  • It is possible to see the album for "Feel the Pain" by Purser in various bars and safehouses, alongside other 3D Universe singles.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The logo of Head Radio from Liberty City Stories can be seen on the Sultan Classic when applying the "Fukaru Racing" livery, confirming that the radio station exists in the HD Universe.

See Also


  1. PromotionalWebsite-GTAIII-Flash-Staunton12 (Flash version) -> Map -> Staunton Island -> KBDDF Radio.

  2. This is something that is even stated in the credits of the songs, where it says "Head Radio (CHART)".
  3. Tom Novy - "Back To The Streets"
  4. Conor and Jay - "Carry Me Off"

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