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"Post-communist community radio to rock the Eastern bloc."
— GTA IV Website
"Eastern European community radio, broadcasting from Hove Beach across the greater metropolitan area - bringing you popular music from Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine and beyond."
— GTA IV Website
"DJ Paul brings the party from the UK all the way to the dance floor at Bahama Mamas. Proper tunes. Let's 'ave it, yeah?"
— The Ballad of Gay Tony Website


Vladivostok FM is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City. The station is named after the Russian city of Vladivostok.

In Episodes From Liberty City, the new playlist can be heard inside the Bahama Mamas Club. 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.

Tracklist

Grand Theft Auto IV

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"Liberty City: The Invasion" [Вторжение] by Seryoga (2008)
"Группа крови" [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type] by Kino (1988) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Ждать" [Zhdat / To Wait] by Marakesh (2006) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Квартира" [Kvartira / The Flat] by Zveri (2006) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"King Ring" by Seryoga (2005) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Линия жизни" [Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline] by Splean (2000) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Мама" [Mama / Mother] by Basta (2006) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Никого не жалко" [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One] by Sergey Shnurov (2002) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"О тебе" [O Tebe / About You] by Ranetki Girls (2006) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"РЭП" [Rap] by Dolphin (2008)
Not available on Spotify.
Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Швайне" [Schweine / Pigs in German] by Glukoza (2005) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Wild Dances" Ukranian FM Version by Ruslana (2004) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Зеленоглазое такси" Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi] by Oleg Kvasha (2007)
"Club Remix" is not available on Spotify.
Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.


10th Anniversary replacements for the Grand Theft Auto IV version of the station
Tracklist
Song: Preview:
"Liberty City: The Invasion" [Вторжение] by Seryoga (2008)
"Я ненавижу караоке" [YA Nenavizhu Karaoke / I Hate Karaoke] by Aleksey Bolshoy (2016)
"Mon Ami" (ft. Max Lorens) by Seryoga (2008)
"Добавь скорость" [Dobav' Skorost / Add Speed] by Seryoga (2008)
"Чики" [Chiki / Girl in Spanish] by Seryoga (2008)
"Горячее Лето" [Goryacheye Leto / Hot Summer] by Delise (2010)
"Ночью" [Noch'ju / Tonight] by Zhenya Fokin (2008)
"Гуляй, Славяне!" [Gulyaj, Slavyane! / Have Fun, Slavs!] by Kievelektro (ft. Alyona Vinnitskaya) (2011)
"Бегу" [Begu / Run] (Rancho Song) by Riffmaster (2007)
"Riffmaster Tony" by Riffmaster (2007)
"Underground" by Серёга Ayvengo (2007)
Not available on Spotify.
"Репрезенты" [Reprezenty] by Ayvengo (2007)


Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Exclusive for The Ballad of Gay Tony

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"How Would U Feel" by David Morales feat. Lea-Lorien (2004)
"Lovin' You More" (Freemasons Vocal Club Mix) by Steve Mac (2005)
"Salvation" (eSQUIRE Mix) by Sucker DJs (2008)
"eSQUIRE Mix" is not available on Spotify.
Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Put 'Em High" (JJ's Club Mix) by Stonebridge (feat. Therese) (2004)
"You Never Know" (Morjac Extended Mix) by Marly (2004)
"Lola's Theme" by Shape: UK (2003)
"Love on My Mind" by Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson (2005)
"Can't Get Enough" by Soulsearcher (1998)
"The Weekend" by Michael Gray (2004)
"Music" by Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena (2005) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Crazy World" (Fonzerelli Mix) by J Majik & Wickaman (2008)
"Fonzerelli Mix" is not available on Spotify.
"Boogie 2Nite" (Seamus Haji Big Love Mix) by Booty Luv (2006)
"The Best Thing" by Hook N Sling (2008)
"Pjanoo" (Original Club Mix) by Eric Prydz (2008)
"When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland (2009) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.

Deleted Songs

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 - "Полковник" (Polkovnik / Colonel) (2000)

10th anniversary

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[1]. However, physical copies of the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions are unaffected and have not been patched.

Videos

Grand Theft Auto IV

Vladivostok FM (IV)

Vladivostok FM (IV)

Vladivastok FM (GTA IV)

Episodes from Liberty City

GTA IV TBoGT Vladivostok FM Soundtrack (full)

GTA IV TBoGT Vladivostok FM Soundtrack (full)

Vladivastok FM (Episodes from Liberty City)

Trivia

  • Vladivostok FM is the favorite radio station of all notable members of the Russian Mafia, namely Dimitri Rascalov, Vladimir Glebov and Mikhail Faustin, with Dimitri claiming that it plays the music that he and Mikhail Faustin used to listen to back in "the Old Country", as they were once stationed in Vladivostok while they were in the Soviet Navy. The station plays inside Mikhail Faustin's Mansion, and is also the favourite radio station of Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, Michelle and Oleg Minkov.
  • In Episodes from Liberty City, at the beginning of the radio track the first advert is announcing that the radio is "direct from Hove Beach," however it is later stated that it is actually broadcasted from Bahama Mamas.
  • It is the first radio station that the player hears in GTA IV, as it is playing in Roman's Taxi. "Швайне" by Gluk'oZa is also the second song the player will hear in the game, as it is always scripted for Roman's Taxi to play it regardless if the radio station is modded or not.
    • Although, if the player skips the cutscene, the game will just proceed to play any commercial or song from Vladivostok FM.
      • After the April 26 2018 update that replaced mostly all of the radio station's soundtrack, the song that the player will now hear first from the radio station will be "Liberty City: The Invasion" [Вторжение] by Seryoga.
  • This station plays inside the Russian Shop, Perestroika and Comrades Bar.
  • "King Ring" by Seryoga was featured in the "Move Up, Ladies" trailer of the game, and is also heard during the end credits.
  • "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.
  • DJ Paul mispronunces Guetta's name when he says "Straight out of France this is David "Gu-wetta"
  • In Episodes from Liberty City, Vladivostok FM is commercial free and is a mix station. However in the original GTA IV it is a dynamic station, so it plays commercials and Weazel News.
  • "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 transition from playing Russian and European World music in the original game to playing primarily house and dance music in Episodes from Liberty City is in direct reference of its real-life counterpart WNYZ-LP transitioning from a Russian Top 40 program to a dance music station named as Pulse 87.
  • "The Weekend" by Michael Gray interpolates lyrics from "Get Down Saturday Night" by Oliver Cheatham, which appears on Fever 105 in GTA Vice City.
  • In the city of Vladivostok, since December 2008, there is a radio station with the same name which broadcasts rock and dance pop music.

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