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Yes. Fernando is back. Spreading love throughout the airwaves via the best hits of the 1980s on Vice City FM.
The Ballad of Gay Tony website.

Vice City FM is a radio station appearing in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, and disc version of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. The station plays '80s Pop music.

Description[]

The station is hosted by Fernando Martinez, who was the DJ on Emotion 98.3 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The station is named after the city of Vice City in Vice-Dale County, Leonida, and replaces The Vibe 98.8 from Grand Theft Auto IV.

This is one of Tony Prince's favorite radio stations. Bernie Crane enjoys this station along with K109 The Studio and IF99.

Tracklist[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Maneater" by Hall & Oates (1982)
"When Love Breaks Down" by Prefab Sprout (1984)
"I Don't Want a Lover" by Texas (1989)
"Voices Carry" by 'Til Tuesday (1985)
"Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)" by Scritti Politti (1984)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Stay with Me Tonight" by Jeffrey Osborne (1983)
"Breakout" by Swing Out Sister (1986)
"Cuddly Toy" by Roachford (1988)
"You're The Voice" by John Farnham (1986)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Teardrops" by Womack & Womack (1988)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"People Hold On" by Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield (1989)
"History" by Mai Tai (1985)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby (1987)
"Heart and Soul" by T'Pau (1987)
"C'est la Vie" by Robbie Nevil (1986)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Love Changes (Everything)" by Climie Fisher (1987)
"The Look" by Roxette (1989)
"Kayleigh" by Marillion (1985)
"The Politics of Dancing" by Re-Flex (1983)
"Find the Time" by Five Star (1986)
"I Can't Wait by Nu Shooz (1986)
"Misfit" by Curiosity Killed the Cat (1986)
"Buffalo Stance" by Neneh Cherry (1988)
"Divine Emotions" by Narada Michael Walden (1988)
"Labour of Love" by Hue and Cry (1987)
"Something About You" by Level 42 (1985)
"Waiting for a Star to Fall" by Boy Meets Girl (1988)
"Wishing I Was Lucky" by Wet Wet Wet (1987)

Deleted Songs[]

Inspection of the game's "american.gxt" files reveals that the following songs were due to appear on the station but did not make it to the final game:

In The Ballad of Gay Tony a number of bands are listed on a poster advertising this station around Liberty City. Go West are included even though none of their songs appear on the station. In addition, no song titles from the band are seen in the file "american.gxt", but DJ commentary in the station's files includes intros for one of Go West's songs:

Prominent Appearances in Gameplay[]

  • Michael Jackson's "Another Part of Me" can be briefly heard in one of the stingers for the station.[ref?]
  • Evan Moss sings along to "Maneater" by Hall & Oates in the opening cutscene of the mission Bang Bang.
  • "The Look" by Roxette plays in one of The Ballad of Gay Tony trailers.
    • This song, along with "Love Changes (Everything)" by Climie Fisher and "Maneater" by Hall & Oates can be heard during private dances in strip clubs.

Gallery[]

There are no billboards for this station in the city but posters[6] can be seen exclusively in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Trivia[]

  • The style of writing on the station logo is the exact same as the logo used on the front of the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City instruction manual and the splash screen seen while quitting the game in the PC version.
  • In PC versions of GTA IV: The Complete Edition, Niko will ask taxi drivers to put on The Journey when selecting this station. This appears to be due to a bug that scrambled all of the quotes for asking the taxi driver to put on a station, especially since there are no lines for Niko requesting Vice City FM, RamJam FM, or Self-Actualization FM.
  • "Maneater" by Hall & Oates was sampled in "We're Live (Danger)" by Royce Da 5'9", which can be heard on Game Radio in Grand Theft Auto III.

See Also[]

References[]

  1. American.gxt (EFLC): T182_620 = Zit! Spotted BELOUIS SOME: IMAGINATION
  2. American.gxt (EFLC): T182_621 = Zit! Spotted BILLY OCEAN: Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
  3. American.gxt (EFLC): T182_605 = Zit! Spotted CLUB NOUVEAU: Lean On Me
  4. American.gxt (EFLC): T182_614 = Zit! Spotted CULTURE CLUB: Time (Clock Of The Heart)
  5. American.gxt (EFLC): T182_689 = Zit! Spotted MORRISSEY: Everyday Is Like Sunday
  6. ViceCityFM-TBOGT-PosterTXR

    Poster texture file

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