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James Pedeaston

James Pedeaston in GTA IV.

James Pedeaston is a child molester wanted in Malaysia and is being investigated by the FBI. He hosted The Wild Traveler show on WCTR in 1992, although it is apparently syndicated to nine other stations (not heard in-game). He enjoys traveling the world and logging some of his most 'exotic' encounters in his travelogue, some of which he accidentally reads on-air to the disgust of the listeners. His favourite memory seems to be a relationship with a boy named Avrindar in Sri Lanka. His show appears to be so reviled by his listeners that at one point, he receives few calls which are not supportive. For example, a caller tells him to stop droning on about other countries and focus on talking about where he lives. At one point he received a phone call from a suicidal man in Verdant Bluffs who wanted to go to hell. Pedeaston replies with "Me too! Buy me a refrigerator magnet when you get there". In GTA IV, he was arrested by the Indonesian police after being suspected of child molesting in Bali, Indonesia in 2003.

Trivia

  • In Grand Theft Auto IV a website exists, at freejames.org, which asks people to donate to his legal fund, after Pedeaston was arrested in Bali. The website only received $23. He had been tried and convicted on October 23, 2003. However, this is not considered canon with the 3D Universe, though the website does reference The Wild Traveler as well as events mentioned during the course of the original radio show.
  • He physically resembles American actor Jon Cryer, who plays Allen on Two and a Half Men.
  • A likely Grand Theft Auto V casting call lists James Pedeaston, possibly revealing his return to the series either physically or just his voice on the radio again.