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"Oh yeah, goin' all the way back there, that was "The Ballad of Chapped Lip Calhoun" by the late Sideways Hank O'Malley and the Alabama Bottle Boys. And you know, that was so good, I'd reckon I'll play it again."
— The Fergus Buckner Show FM


The Fergus Buckner Show FM is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto. It consists of a single song, from the country music genre.

Description

The Fergus Buckner Show FM was a big factor in the explosion of popularity of the first GTA game, its exposure to the media and its word of mouth promotion. According to early GTA developer and sound executive Colin Anderson, "besides the title track I still have a particular soft spot for «The Ballad Of Chapped Lips Calhoun» because it earned us so many column inches in magazine reviews at the time for the sheer ridiculousness of including a country and western track in a computer game".[1]

The station's content consists solely of "The Ballad Of Chapped Lips Calhoun". After the song ends, DJ Fergus Buckner announces he likes the song so much, he's going to play it again, and the cycle repeats.

It is the shortest station in GTA, but only the fifth shortest in the GTA series.

Tracklist

Tracklist
Song: Preview:
"The Ballad of Chapped-Lips Calhoun" by Sideways Hank O'Malley (and The Alabama Bottle Boys)
(Colin Anderson/Brian Baglow) (1997)


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Tracklist

Full radio

Trivia

  • It is the shortest station in GTA, the shortest in the game series outside of those from GTA London, and the fifth shortest in the game series overall.
  • Sideways Hank O'Malley (and The Alabama Bottle Boys)'s "The Ballad of Chapped Lip Calhoun" is the N°4 in the Top 5 of Head Radio.
    • It also plays in GTA 2 in King 130.7 during Marshall Nash's speech of the escaped convicts and the ident about the American Civil War Veterans.

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