Radio Stations in GTA Liberty City Stories

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Several radio stations can be received on radios in most vehicles in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Unlike Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and similar to Grand Theft Auto III, most songs on the radio were created by Rockstar for the game or are public domain.

Head Radio

DJ: Mike Hunt (voiced by Russ Mottla)
Genre: Adult Contemporary

  • Conor & Jay - Train
  • Cloud Nineteen - The One For Me
  • Purser - Take The Pain
  • L. Marie (feat. Raff) - Free Yourself
  • 15 Ways - Drive
  • Rous Stow - Welcome to the Real World
  • Vanilla Smoothie - Keep Dreaming

All bands are fictional creations of Rockstar North. The band Conor & Jay also 'performed' a single for Head Radio in GTA III and GTA2

Double Cleff FM

DJ: Sergio Boccino (Robert Blumenfeld)
Genre: Classical, Opera

This station always comes on when you steal a Leone Sentinel.

K-Jah

DJ: Natalee Walsh Davis (Pascale Armand)
Genre: Reggae

This station automatically comes on when you enter a Yardie Lobo.

Rise FM

DJ: Boy Sanchez (Oliver Vuquer)
Genre: House


Lips 106

DJs: Cliff Lane (Ed McMann) and Andee (Shelley Miller)
Genre: Top 40

  • Rudy La Fontaine - Funk in Time
  • Sawaar - Love is the Feeling
  • Sunshine Shine - Mine Until Monday
  • Credit Check - Get Down
  • Cool Timers - Tonight
  • Nina Barry - Bassmatic
  • The Jackstars - Into Something (Come on, Get Down)

This station automatically comes on when you enter a Yakuza Stinger

Radio Del Mundo

DJ: Panjit Gavaskar (Hajaz Akram)
Genre: World

This station always comes on when you steal a taxi. Station taken off the air by 2001

MSX 98

DJs: Codebreaker and DJ Timecode
Genre: Drum and Bass

Flashback FM

DJ: Reni Wassulmaier (Barbara Rosenblatt)
Genre: Italo Disco

  • I Wanna Rock You
  • E=mc²
  • From Here To Eternity
  • The Chase (theme from Midnight Express)
  • First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love
  • I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

All songs by Giorgio Moroder.

The Liberty Jam

DJ: DJ Clue
Genre: Hardcore Hip-Hop, East Coast hip hop

Station would be renamed Game Radio FM by 2001. Its frequency is mentioned on the radio as 101.3.

LCFR

Liberty City Free Radio, abbreviated as LCFR, is a talk radio station much like WCTR in that it is comprised of several programs. All LCFR programs except Chatterbox are assumed to have not survived to reappear in Grand Theft Auto III.

Electron Zone Radio

A talk show discussing technology related topics. Hosted by Bill (Michael Urichek) and Steve (Ptolemy Slocum). Bill represents the "Fruit OS" users, an obvious parody of Apple's Mac OS. Steve represents "TOS" users which stands for Technical Operating System and is a parody of Microsoft's DOS. The talk show hosts are also apparently caricatures of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The show's callers are largely a pack of internet nerds or internet haters - a sly reference to the Matrix films is also made when a woman calls in asking about a virtual reality movie called The Mainframe.

In one segment, Richard Burns from WCTR in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas calls in, mentioning that he was fired shortly after the 1992 Los Santos riots.

Its disappearance from Liberty City's airwaves by 2001 is likely a reference to the dot com boom of the late 1990s.

Chatterbox

The radio program made famous in GTA III returns with Lazlow as host. By 2001, the show will be given its own full-time frequency. An announcer on the radio station says that he was kicked out of both Vice City and San Andreas, since he was a disc jockey at both places. Lazlow's callers are diverse but generally offensive, including an internet freak who wants to knock down the Liberty City cathedral, a foul-mouthed cannibal, a man obsessed with shaving and an innocent-sounding 7-year-old girl who knows an awful lot of swearwords for someone so young. The mother of the game's main character (Toni Cipriani) also calls in, but gets angry with Lazlow, calling him Lazarus and threatening him with a Mafia assassination. This is likely a homage to Grand Theft Auto III when Toni calls Lazlow explaining how much his mother controls his life.

Heartland Values with Nurse Bob

This program is a talk show parodying The Dr. Phil Show (though Dr. Phil's show started in 2003, five years after the year LCS takes place). It has a live in-studio audience and is hosted by a southern hillbilly named Nurse Bob (Chuck Montgomery). The name "Nurse Bob" is itself a reference to talk show host Dr. Phil, as evidenced by similar or near-direct Dr. Phil quotes made by Nurse Bob. (e.g. "My definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting different results." which can be heard a number of times on The Dr. Phil Show). The show's cancellation by 2001 could be seen as a sign o the times, as talk shows lost popularity by this point. Nurse Bob also appears to be a devout Christian--as many stereotypical hillbillies are--and threatens many of his callers that if they don't shape up, they will be burning for eternity in the fiery pits of Hell. He also hints at having been molested by his father when he was young.

Breathing World

A spiritual enlightment talk show hosted by a new wave hippie by the name of Melissa Chowder (Ashley Albert). Throughout the show, Melissa interviews Crow (Gregg Martin), formerly of a band he doesn't name. Crow is on the show to promote Crowfest '98, a concert tour. The name Crowfest '98 may have been taken from Ozzfest '98. Crow talks on the show and says that after quitting the band, he has since seen spiritual enlightment through the fact that he has joined a religious cult. Crow was previously referenced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Crow is an immense egomaniac who offends Melissa greatly with his constant talk of Amazonian drugs, fleecing native tribes and "having five hours worth of Tantric Sex", a possible reference to the rock star Sting.

Coq O Vin

French chef Richard Goblin (Mike Shapiro), referenced in San Andreas during Entertaining America,hosts this show where he mutilates live animals and insults the American values when it comes to cooking. He also takes calls from fans of the show, most of whom he alienates by slaughtering animals in their general direction, viciously insulting them or actually attacking them. Over the course of the show, Richard forces a cow to give birth directly into his soup and then butchers her, stuffs a live goose and chops up the eyeballs and perineum of a large mammal and makes them into a calzone. At the end of the show, the LCFR announcer makes a sarcastic comment about animal rights, which may show that the program is a sly reference to the controversy surrounding the airing of the cooking show "Out of the Frying Pan" in 1977, when animal rights campaigners protested against the butchering of a pig live on air.

Commercials

Like its predecessors, the radio in Liberty City Stories provides satirical commercials for products, events, and organizations.

  • AmmuNation — GTA's famous gunstore is back, providing supplies to people who want to protect themselves from the then-imminent Y2K bug. References Logger Beer and Redwood Cigarettes from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Bathtub Gin Still — A working replica of the bathtubs used to secretly make booze during the Prohibition era.
  • Chateau de Buf — A brand of wine tailored to foster and enhance the sexual experience.
  • Crowfest '98 — A hybrid of Ozzfest and Live Aid, featuring a rock singer flavoring his rock with ethnic music.
  • Citizens United Negating Technology For Life And People's Safety - narrated by a person suspiciously similar in tone to Jack Thompson.
  • Feel All Great Sports — A sporting goods store with a gay theme, hence the acronym "FAGS". References the Ultimate Disc in the Dark from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Koala — A parody of Charmin toilet paper, using koalas instead of grizzlies.
  • Liberty City's Finest - A recruiting commercial for the Liberty City Police Department, stereotyping policemen as lazy yet violent.
  • Maibatsu Whoom — another Maibatsu vehicle in the tradition of the Monstrosity and Thunder, which does not appear in game. The Whoom is an accessory laden and presumably jumbo-sized minivan catering to the married husband.
  • The Mainframe — a parody of The Matrix, though the Matrix technically did not premiere until 1999, the year after Liberty City Stories is set in.
  • PastMaster — quasi-educational computer game that helps children relive famously atrocious American battles throughout history.
  • Pilgrim's Pantry - restaurant with a 17th-century with a Pilgrims theme. Holds a weekly Crucible night.
  • Rails - Colombian-manufactured cereal intended for consumption through the nose, much like cocaine.
  • Swap Meet — parody of the Friends TV show.
  • Plug — a 50's style musical commercial for tampons.
  • Vivisection — A science kit where kids can run biological experiments on live rats. Also comes as a popular kart-racing video game, and its commercial satirizes the numerous kart-racing video games released in the late 90's, such as Mario Kart 64, Crash Team Racing, and Diddy Kong Racing.

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