In The Balled of Gay Tony, the new playlist can be heard inside Bahama Mamas nightclub, but at the beginning of the radio track, the first advert announces that the radio is "direct from Hove Beach". When Grand Theft Auto IV is updated by the downloadable version of The Ballad of Gay Tony, the station alternates between a program of World Beat/Eastern European pop music and one of western European dance music. Vladivostok FM is based on WNYZ-LP in New York City. In 2007, WNYZ-LP transitioned from a Russian Top 40 program to a dance music station named Pulse 87, similar to how Vladivostok changed from playing purely Russian music to European World music.
In GTA IV, the station plays Russian versions of Excelsior Extreme 9, The Horn Deodorant and Whiz Wireless commercials. However, in Episodes from Liberty City disc version, Vladivostok FM is completely commercial free.
Grand Theft Auto IV
10th Anniversary replacements for the Grand Theft Auto IV version of the station
The Ballad of Gay Tony
According to the soundtrack disc of the station and an interview with Ruslana, the following songs were meant to appear, but were cut for reasons unknown:
- Max Lorens – "Схожу с ума" (Shozhu s uma / Going Crazy) (2008)
- Quest Pistols – "Мама" (Mama / Mother) (2007)
- Dyshi – "Взгляни на небо" (Vzglyani na nebo / Look on the Sky) (2006)
- Bi-2 - "Полковнику никто не пишет" (Polkovniku nikto ne pishet / No One Writes to the Colonel) (2000)
- T9 - "Ода нашей любви" (Oda nashei lyubvi / Ode To Our Love) (2007) (Found only in the original US release as well as the digital releases)
- The station can be heard in the following locations:
- "Schweine" by Glukoza is playing in Roman's Taxi during The Cousins Bellic mission (replaced by "Liberty City: The Invasion" by Seryoga after 2018).
- "King Ring" by Seryoga was featured in the "Move Up, Ladies" trailer of the game, and is also heard during the end credits (replaced by "Liberty City: The Invasion" by Seryoga after 2018).
- "Nikogo ne Zhalko" by Leningrad is featured in Vlad Glebov's character trailer.
- "Pjanoo" by Eric Prydz is featured in the "You'll Always be the King of this Town" trailer for TBoGT.
Rockstar confirmed through the Kotaku website that some songs were going to be removed from Grand Theft Auto IV due to licensing restrictions, in particular a large portion of Vladivostok FM. However, they would be replacing some of the songs with a new set of songs. The removal of them occured on April 26, 2018. However, physical copies of the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions are unaffected and have not been patched.
Posters can be seen exclusively in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- Ruslana mentions a few songs that don't appear on the radio:
- "Калинка" [Kalinka] - a Russian folk song
- "Разом нас багато" [Razom nas bahato/Together we are many] by GreenJolly (2005)
- "Несе Галя Воду" [Nese Halya Vodu/Halya Is Carrying Water] - a Ukrainian folk song
- Ruslana also sings lyrics of the English version of "Wild Dances", even though only the Ukrainian version is available in-game.
- DJ Paul mispronounces David Guetta's name when he says "Straight out of France this is David "Gu-wetta".
- "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland is anachronistic to Episodes from Liberty City, since the story takes place in 2008, whereas the song was released in 2009.
- The Fix FM - a house radio in GTA.
- Brooklyn Underground FM - a drum and bass radio in GTA.
- Funami FM - a drum and bass radio in GTA 2.
- Rise FM - a house radio in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories.
- MSX FM - a drum and bass radio in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories.
- SF-UR - a house radio in GTA San Andreas.
- Electro-Choc - a house radio in GTA IV and GTA Episodes From Liberty City.
- Deadmau5 - a house instrumentals radio in GTA Chinatown Wars.
- DFA - a dance instrumentals radio in enhanced version of GTA Chinatown Wars.
- Non-Stop-Pop FM - a pop and dance radio in GTA V that plays a song by Kelly Rowland and Freemasons.
- Soulwax FM - a house radio in GTA V.
- Los Santos Underground Radio – a house radio in enhanced version of GTA V.
- Music Locker Radio – a house radio in enhanced version of GTA Online.