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All the radio stations in GTA San Andreas.

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Radio Station Wheel in GTA San Andreas - The Definitive Edition.

The soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which is set in 1992 in the West Coast state of San Andreas, is made up of in-game radio stations which play a variety of music from various genres. In addition to contemporary 1990s music, it also includes music from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. For the first time in the Grand Theft Auto series, all the songs are licensed, in complete contrast to the original Grand Theft Auto game.

Although most vehicles in the game are fitted with radios, some, such as emergency vehicles, play a police radio track instead, and others, such as bicycles and tractors, are not equipped with radios.

In previous games, radio stations consisted of a single, looped audio file which repeated songs, DJ commentary and commercials in the same order. In GTA San Andreas, the game itself randomizes the playlist, DJ commentary during and between songs, and other aspects such as weather reports. Some stations, most notably West Coast Talk Radio, changes its programming as the game progresses, sometimes reflecting events within the game or subplots occurring within the radio programming. Even the police radio track changes towards the latter part of the game, when the riots occur.

An extensive 8-CD Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Official Soundtrack Box Set was released containing music from the game's radio stations, while a smaller 2-CD compilation set was also released.

On October 26, 2014, GTA San Andreas was re-released as a download for the Xbox 360 to celebrate the game's 10th anniversary. However, over the years, the licenses for some of the songs had expired, and thus some of the songs were excluded from future re-releases as a PS2 Classic on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, as well as The Definitive Edition. K-Rose, SF-UR and CSR 103.9 are the only stations to retain their original playlists.

There are twelve in-game radio stations, with one custom station modified by the player. The songs are listed in the same order as they appear in the game manual. Please select a station to jump to its section.

Italicized songs with * are missing from all game releases which came after October 2014
Italicized songs with † are only missing from The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.
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Radio Stations[]

Playback FM[]

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Playback FM is hosted by Forth Right MC and plays classic east coast hip hop.

K-Rose[]

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K-Rose is a classic country station, hosted by Mary-Beth Maybell, and broadcasting from Bone County.

K-DST[]

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K-DST ("The Dust") is a classic rock radio station, hosted by Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith, and broadcasting from Los Santos.

Bounce FM[]

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Bounce FM is hosted by The Funktipus and plays funk, disco, soul and R&B.

SF-UR[]

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San Fierro Underground Radio (SF-UR) is a San Fierro-based house music station hosted by Hans Oberlander.

Radio Los Santos[]

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Radio Los Santos is hosted by Julio G, broadcasts from Los Santos, and plays contemporary west coast hip hop and gangsta rap.

Radio X[]

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Radio X is hosted by Sage and plays alternative rock, heavy metal, and grunge.

CSR 103.9[]

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Contemporary Soul Radio 103.9 (CSR) is hosted by Phillip "PM" Michaels, broadcasts from San Fierro, and plays new jack swing, contemporary soul and pop music.

K-JAH West[]

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K-JAH West is hosted by Marshall Peters & Johnny Lawton and plays reggae, dub and dancehall music.

Master Sounds 98.3[]

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Master Sounds 98.3 is hosted by Johnny "The Love Giant" Parkinson and plays rare groove, classic funk and classic soul music.

WCTR[]

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West Coast Talk Radio (WCTR) is a talk radio station broadcasting from Los Santos.

Various intros, outros and comments are delivered by Barbara Fox.

User Track Player/Mixtape[]

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GTA San Andreas allows players to play their songs in the PC, Xbox and iOS ports of the game. This custom radio station is named "User Track Player" in the PC and Xbox ports, and "Mixtape" in the iOS port.

"User Track Player" only supports .ogg and .mp3 music formats (as well as shortcuts to those types of files). Contrary to previous custom stations in the series, "User Track Player" offers various options of playing the music files: in sequential order, on random, or within a rudimentary radio station that only plays commercials between music tracks. Players are also allowed to immediately skip to the next track if the station is not set as a radio station. Inserting custom music into "User Track Player" consists of placing music files in a "User Tracks" folder, located in its GTA "User Files" folders within My Documents. To ensure recently inserted tracks are sure to be played, GTA San Andreas requires the players "scan" the music folder using the audio options for new music tracks.

Mixtape

"Mixtape" requires the player to create an iTunes playlist on their iOS device named "GTASA" and add songs to that playlist. After that has been done, they must start up the game, be in any normal vehicle, and keep changing the radio station until they reach "Tape Deck", which is between WCTR and "Radio Off".

Other Songs[]

The following song was not included in the game, but is featured as a bonus track in the 2-CD soundtrack compilation :

Commercials[]

Commercials in GTA San Andreas are a gigantic expansion from the previous game, the huge number of fictional products that are advertised in San Andreas dwarfs anything that Rockstar had made until that point. Running time for San Andreas commercials is just a couple of minutes shorter than that of Grand Theft Auto V. Due to the new randomizing mechanics of the stations in San Andreas, commercials could feature on any radio station and in any order. As San Andreas is set in an earlier era, the commercials follow the model set by the commercials in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and depicts the media trends, relevant topics and general atmosphere of the early 1990s.

Some examples of commercials in GTA San Andreas are: "Grin" (a pill to help cure anxiety, depression, and the lack of confidence that comes with raising a family at the suburbs; consuming it is completely safe, "after all, what could be habit forming about a pill that makes you feel better all of the time?"), "Starfish Resort and Casino" (referencing humorously the 1990s obsession with "family friendly" casinos, this is a casino where kids can bet, gain money by making lap dances and selling their organs, "this kind of fun should be illegal!") and "Dreammakers" (referencing the arrival in the 1990s of many immigrants from ex-communist countries, it offers a start of a career in Vinewood; women that "are only attractive but can hardly read or act will have to sleep their way to the top", and men that "are fat, boring, and have no ideas of their own [are] perfect, why not be movie producers!")

Non-Selectable Radio Stations[]

Dopealicious FM is advertised on billboards throughout the state. However, it is not available for selection at any time during the game and has no songs or DJs associated with it. It is unknown whether the station was originally intended to be a real station but dropped during the development of the game, or if was simply designed to sit alongside other fake brands advertised in the game.

Another possible non-selectable station is Hi K69, which is a radio transmitter building located in Fort Carson.

Cut Radio Stations[]

Unnamed Early Rave Station[]

In the PS2 files, there is a list of radio station genres, with "Country" being listed as "Early Rave", indicating that originally, there was a Rave station present in the game. Furthermore, the following song was requested and approved to be in the game; however, due to the station being scrapped, it went unused:

Flash FM[]

In an October 2004 issue of PSM2 magazine, a preview for San Andreas disclosed that Flash FM was considered for the game at some point. It is also possible that the GTA Vice City rendition was used as a placeholder before the radio line-up was finalized.

Hit Radio[]

In the same October 2004 PSM2 preview, an unknown station was known only as "Hit Radio". It's unknown what genre it would play; however, judging by the name and the rest of the list, it might have been an early moniker for CSR 103.9.

Trivia[]

  • There are 155 songs on the soundtrack; 1992 is the most represented year, with eighteen songs.
  • This is the only game in the entire series where every radio station is dynamic. The radio selections of HD Universe games often make usage of a mixture of looped and dynamic stations.
  • Some of the DJs will provide weather forecasts and warnings on air. However, they never mention the sandstorms in Tierra Robada/Bone County/Las Venturas area.
  • At the very beginning of the game, CJ's default favorite radio station is Playback FM, while the default least favorite radio station is K-Rose; this can be seen in the menu player stats. This will change if CJ gets in a vehicle that plays another station. CJ's favorite station is ultimately determined by the player, and this station will play inside the wardrobes in safehouses.
  • GTA creator Dan Houser can be heard in a commercial, he is the guy with the British accent that advertises his agency of children-spanking nannies.
  • Many songs in the game are sampled by other songs, both in this game and other games in the series.
  • The only song that is anachronistic given the 1992 setting is Mickey Gilley's "Make the World Go Away" (1997).
  • When staying idle for a long time, sometimes Carl may be heard singing or humming some songs that appear on the game's radio stations:
  • The audio quality changes based on what vehicle the player is driving. If in a vehicle with a closed interior, all the audio frequencies are active and can be heard, while in other vehicles, the bass frequencies are absent, and only mid-range and treble frequencies can be heard.

See Also[]

[ ve ]Radio Stations in the 3D Universe
Grand Theft Auto III
Head RadioDouble Clef FMK-JAHRise FMLips 106Game FMMSX FMFlashback 95.6Chatterbox FMMP3 Player
Grand Theft Auto:
Vice City
WildstyleFlash FMK-ChatFever 105V-RockVCPRRadio EspantosoEmotion 98.3Wave 103MP3 Player
Grand Theft Auto:
San Andreas
Playback FMK-RoseK-DSTBounce FMSF-URRadio Los SantosRadio XCSR 103.9K-JAH WestMaster Sounds 98.3WCTRUser Track Player
Grand Theft Auto
Advance
Radio Stations
Grand Theft Auto:
Liberty City Stories
Head RadioDouble Clef FMK-JAHRise FMLips 106Radio Del MundoMSX 98Flashback FMThe Liberty JamLCFR
Grand Theft Auto:
Vice City Stories
Flash FMV-RockParadise FMVCPRVCFLThe Wave 103Fresh 105 FMRadio EspantosoEmotion 98.3
[ ve ]Grand Theft Auto series
Grand Theft AutoProtagonists | Liberty City (and New Guernsey) | San Andreas | Vice City | Characters | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto: London
London 1969Protagonists | London | Characters | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
London 1961Protagonists | London | Manchester | Characters | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto 2Claude Speed/GBC Protagonists | Anywhere City (Downtown | Residential | Industrial) | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto IIIClaude | Liberty City | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityTommy Vercetti | Vice City | Characters | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasCarl Johnson | State of San Andreas (Los SantosSan FierroLas VenturasRed CountyFlint CountyWhetstoneBone CountyTierra Robada) | Characters | Missions | Gangs | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto AdvanceMike | Liberty City | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Soundtrack | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesToni Cipriani | Liberty City | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesVictor Vance | Vice City | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto IVNiko Bellic | Liberty City | Alderney | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Episodes from Liberty City
The Lost and DamnedJohnny Klebitz | Liberty City | Alderney | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
The Ballad of Gay TonyLuis Fernando Lopez | Liberty City | Alderney | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsHuang Lee | Liberty City | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto VMichael De Santa | Trevor Philips | Franklin Clinton | Southern San Andreas (Los Santos (County) | Blaine County) | State of North Yankton (Ludendorff) | Characters | Gangs | Missions | Weapons | Vehicles | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Grand Theft Auto OnlineGTA Online Protagonist (Crews | Organizations | Motorcycle Clubs) | Southern San Andreas (Los Santos (County) | Blaine County) | The Caribbean (Cayo Perico) | Missions | Jobs | Gangs | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Reputation (Arena Points | LS Car Meet) | Content Updates | Events | Achievements/Trophies | Awards
Grand Theft Auto VILucia | Unnamed male accomplice | State of Leonida (Vice-Dale County | Kelly County | Leonard County) | Characters | Missions | Vehicles | Weapons | Radio stations | Achievements/Trophies | Cheats
Collectibles | Multiplayer | Modifications | Controversy
  1. Eddie Rabbitt – "I Love a Rainy Night": The in-game version is not performed by Eddie Rabbitt. The cover was most likely created by Drew's Entertainment for their 2003 compilation album Drew's Famous 30 Greatest Country Songs, Vol. 2, under the pseudonym The Hit Crew. On the Official Soundtrack Box Set, the correct version performed by Rabbitt is included; this error was never corrected in subsequent re-releases of the game, however.
  2. Maurice – This Is Acid: The recording is actually taken from 2004's Trax Records: The 20th Anniversary Edition mix and contains two uncredited samples: Farley "Jackmaster" Funk – "Jack The Bass" (1985) at the start of the song, and The Housemaster Boyz – "House Nation" (1986) at the end.
  3. The Royality Network Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20081012055343/http://www.roynet.com/archive_current_events/010104.cfm
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