Wave 103 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The station was founded in 1981 and is hosted by Adam First in the former and by Adam and Trish Camden in the latter. Wave 103 features new wave and synthpop music.
|Genre:||New wave, synthpop|
Grand Theft Auto Vice City|
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Adam First (GTA Vice City)|
Trish Camden and Adam (GTA Vice City Stories)
An album of the songs from the station is available separately or as part of the GTA Vice City soundtrack box set. Customers received this volume when they placed a pre-order down payment of $10 on the PC version of the game at Best Buy. Flash FM's Japanese Boy also appears on the European version of the Wave 103 CD album.
The name of the station apes that of an actual local radio station Wave 102 in Dundee, Scotland, the original birthplace of the game's design company Rockstar North. The name may also allude to the new wave music on the station's playlist.
Like most DJs in Vice City, Adam believes that his kind of music is the best. He further fancies himself a music connoisseur, despite making some glaring mistakes such as calling 1986 the "finest hour" for Blondie, when in fact the band broke up in 1982. However, he may have meant the song Atomic, which is part of the soundtrack.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City rendition
DJ: Adam First
- Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Two Tribes" (1984)
- Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F1-11" (1986)
- Gary Numan - "Cars" (1979)
- The Human League - "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (1983)
- Blondie - "Atomic" (1979)
- Nena - "99 Luftballons" (1983)
- Kim Wilde - "Kids in America" (1981)
- Tears for Fears - "Pale Shelter" (1982)
- Corey Hart - "Sunglasses at Night" (1984)
- ABC - "Poison Arrow" (1982)
- A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982)
- The Psychedelic Furs - "Love My Way" (1982)
- Animotion - "Obsession" (1985)
- Spandau Ballet - "Gold" (1983)
- Thomas Dolby - "Hyperactive!" (1984)
- Romeo Void - "Never Say Never" (1982)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories rendition
- The Human League - "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (1981)
- Thompson Twins - "Love on Your Side" (1983)
- Depeche Mode - "Everything Counts" (1983)
- Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (1979)
- Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax" (1983)
- ABC - "(How to Be a) Millionaire" (1984)
- New Order - "Blue Monday" (1983)
- Japan - "Quiet Life" (1979)
- Kajagoogoo - "Too Shy" (Midnight Mix) (1983)
- Heaven 17 - "Penthouse and Pavement" (1981)
- Berlin - "Sex (I'm A...)" (1982)※
- Howard Jones - "Like to Get to Know You Well" (1984)
- The Cure - "A Forest" (1980)
- A Flock of Seagulls - "Space Age Love Song" (1982)
- Yazoo - "Don't Go" (1982)
※Not featured in the European version of the game
- In GTA Vice City Stories, the station is referred to as The Wave 103, but in the original Vice City, it is just called Wave 103.
- Emotion 98.3 and Flash FM, two other radio stations in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories that play new wave and synthpop.
- Electro-Choc, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays post-punk, among other things.
- Vice City FM, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City that plays 80s synthpop and new wave.
- Non Stop Pop FM, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto V that plays synthpop.