WCTR News

WCTR News is a show on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas radio station West Coast Talk Radio. The show is hosted by studio correspondent Lianne Forget. Another worker for the show is field correspondent Richard Burns.

The show constantly reports the current events of GTA San Andreas. The events it reports change as the story progresses and the player finishes more missions.

Some of the things reported by the station are the events that take place during some of the missions that the game's protagonist, Carl Johnson, performs, many of these events are either told from the perspective of the station, which fills in missing details with speculation or versions of the story which are deliberately altered to make the police look better. One example of this is that, after the mission "Toreno's Last Flight", the show attributes the dismantling of the Loco Syndicate to an undercover police officer instead of attributing it to Carl.

Another common element of the show is "going to the field with Richard Burns", the field correspondent, who reports events from the scene, but who constantly makes ridiculous comments or finds himself caught in the situation. An example is that, after mission "Are You Going to San Fierro?", when The Truth's marijuana fields are burnt down, Richard Burns goes to the scene to report on how many of the animals nearby were affected by the marijuana smoke, only to get intoxicated by it himself and then proceed to get attacked by a high-on-weed moose.

Also, sometimes the comment of local people is given on current situations, but the local people's comments find themselves either very distorted or shortened by the station. Such as when Lianne says that people in Bone County have reported to have seen strange, inexplicable lights over the desert sky, a man comments that "Yes, he sure did", without any further details of the occurrence.

After the end of the storyline, it repeats its news about the death of Frank Tenpenny.

Last modified on 6 August 2012, at 00:44