"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 that plays Russian and Ukrainian music of all genres.

Description

The station is hosted by Ruslana Lyzhychko (DJ Paul in TBoGT) and is named after the Russian city of Vladivostok.

In The Balled of Gay Tony, the new playlist can be heard inside the Bahama Mamas Club. It is also hosted from Bahama Mamas, 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.

It is one of the preferred stations of Niko Bellic, Roman Bellic, Michelle, Oleg Minkov, Dimitri Rascalov, Vladimir Glebov, and Mikhail Faustin,

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)
"Андеграунд" [Underground] by Ayvengo (2007)
"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)

Appearances

Radio Station
Individual Songs
  • "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.


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

Episodes from Liberty City

Trivia

  • DJ Paul mispronunces 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.
  • 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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