View Full Version : GTA: VCS Radio Stations

10-27-2006, 21:32
So you've already sported the neon leggings and puffed-up coif Jex was talking about in her previous GTA article (http://pspupdates.qj.net/Backtrack-to-the-80-s-with-Vice-City-Stories-tracklist/pg/49/aid/70604). Well, if you haven't immersed yourself enough in the era where really puffy 'dos are the in thing with the GTA tracklist, just hold on tight to your seats, as we're serving you the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (http://pspupdates.qj.net/category/Grand-Theft-Auto-Vice-City-Stories/cid/1776) radio stations. And yes, they eerily scream of the '80s.

http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%201.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%201.jpg)The upcoming Rockstar game will feature whopping nine radio stations that feature Rock, Pop, Ballads, Hip Hop/Electro, Disco, Soul, New Wave, and Latin. Yep, that's eight music stations. The ninth one's purely a radio talk show that features listener call-ins and an engrossing DJ to boot. Let's take a look at them one at a time, shall we?

First up, we have VROCK, which of course, features rock music. So go glam up, as this one will surely feature the glam rock artists we oh so love to hate. Just kidding. The DJs here are Cousin Ed and Lazlow. Here's a sample playlist:

"Queen Of The Reich": Queensryche
"Lick It Up": KISS
"http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%202.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%202.jpg)Breaking The Chains": Dokken
"Rock You Like A Hurricane": ScorpionsNext stop, we have FLASH FM, which features the latest '80s pop and Teri and Toni as DJs. Go check out Kylie Minogue and Madonna while they're still blooming in their respective music careers, and probably Michael Jackson before the bleaching and pedophilia. Take a look at the sample playlist:

"The One Thing":INXS
"Easy Lover":Philip Bailey
"The Warrior":Scandal
"Love Resurrection":Alison Moyet
"Games People Play":Alan Parsons Project
"Family Man":Hall & Oates
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And what would the '80s be like without its trademark ballads that reek of mush? EMOTION 98.3 is your one stop shop for sentimental ballads, with DJs Lionel Makepeace and Special Roving Reporter to keep you company. The playlist includes Toto and Phil Collins, just to name a few. Sure would induce a wave of nostalgia (or nausea, depends on you really), don't you think?

"Make Believe":Toto
"Fool If You Think It's Over":Elkie Brooks
"I'm In Love With A German Film Star":The Passions
"I Want To Know What Love Is":Foreigner
"We Belong":Pat Benatar
"Private Life":The Pretenders
"In The Air Tonight":Phil Collinshttp://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%204.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%204.jpg) FRESH 105 is a mix of hip hop/electro. While the DJs here are still unknown, we have a sample playlist here, so go take a look:

"Play At Your Own Risk": Planet Patrol
"Egypt, Egypt": The Egyptian Lover
"Beat Box": Art Of Noise
"Boogie Down Bronx": Man Parrish
"Request Line": Rock Master Scott
"Freak-a-zoid": Midnight Star
"Freaks Come Out At Night": Whodinihttp://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%205.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%205.jpg)Although PARADISE FM's DJs are still unknown, we do know that this one features disco music, so if you're in the mood for some grooving, then this station's for you. Don't know '80s disco? Here's the sample playlist to give you an idea:

"Can't Fake The Feeling": Geraldine Hunt
"Do It To The Music": Raw Silk
"Is It In": Jimmy Bo Horne
"Together Forever": Exodus
http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%206.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%206.jpg) "This Time Baby": Jackie Moore
"Weekend": Class Action
"It Should Have Been You": Gwen Guthrie VC FOR LOVERS is another one of those "for-lovers-only" stations. It features soul, and DJ Pat Floyd, to boot. If you think Earth, Wind and Fire's going to get you in the mood for lovin' then you might as well check this station out:

"Fantasy": Earth, Wind, & Fire
"It Started With A Kiss": Hot Chocolate
"Mary Jane": Rick James
"Nightshift": The Commodores
"You Can't Turn Me Away": Sylvia Striplinhttp://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%208.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%208.jpg) WAVE 103 features the trademark music of the '80s: new wave. If you're not familiar with it, let DJs Adam First and Trish Camden accompany you on a trip down '80s memory lane. Better get those polka dots and neon clothes, ready as here are some songs you can expect from this radio station:

"Love Action (I Believe In Love)": Human League
"Love On Your Side": Thompson Twins
"Everything Counts": Depeche Mode
"Heart Of Glass":Blondie
"How To Be A Millionaire":ABC
"Blue Monday":New Orderhttp://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%207.jpg (http://www.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/70825/image%207.jpg) RADIO ESPANTOSO. If you know Spanish, then you've probably guessed that this one features Latin music. It has DJs Hector Hernandez and Frank Rodriguez to get you acquainted with "Bossa Nova, Mariachi and everything in between". Here's a sample playlist:

"Acid": Ray Barretto
"I Like It (I Like It Like That)": Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez
"Oye Como Va": Tito Puente
"Mi Ritmo Es Bueno": Bobby Valentin
"Quimbara": Celia & Johnny
"Mi Gente": Hector Lavoe
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The last one's a non-music-talk-only radio station: VICE CITY PUBLIC RADIO. As said earlier, expect a lot of listener call-in, and DJ-listener interaction on this one, as it is expected to "challenge the listeners with the true issues of the day".

And that's a wrap. The soundtrack will be available on Urge.com by the end of this month, and on iTunes by mid-November, so you can keep the GTA: Vice City Stories '80s nostalgia with you forever.

gta:vc fans...well here you go

10-27-2006, 21:37
We have an official Vice City Stories thread, why wasn't this posted in there?
Anway, it sounds like good news to me :)

10-27-2006, 22:13
VCPR,HELL YEAH! That's my alltime favorite GTA radio.Damn funny.

10-28-2006, 04:19
This game is going to be amazing. I put $50 down on it last night, so all I have to do is pick it up on Tuesday. Can't wait! :D