- Adam Westing
- Butt Monkey: In Vice City Stories, as intern to Couzin Ed. Ed would frequently berate and humiliate Lazlow in-between the songs.
- Deadpan Snarker: It wouldn't be Lazlow without him mocking his guests, or himself.
- Flanderization: Ignoring the chronological order of the games, Lazlow gets more pathetic in each new game released. Lazlow starts off as the Only Sane Man in III, mocking the sea of lunatics who call him. Vice City had him as a fairly normal, if egotistical, rock host. In San Andreas, he had no bite and was mostly at the mercy of his guests. By IV, he was a sad wash-up, and in V, he's bitter and angry, in a job he hates, with a co-host he hates, in a town he hates. He spends the majority of his segment arguing with his coworker, on the defensive about his life choices. And to cap it all off, when he actually appears in V's story, it's so he can getting physically humiliated — twice — by the main characters.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: As shown in San Andreas, Liberty City Stories, and III, he tries to love the job and likes being on the radio. His grief mostly comes from the callers and interviewees.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Until V.
- Klingon Promotion: In San Andreas, after the original Entertaining America host is shot on air, Lazlow takes the spot.
- The Last DJ: Believes himself to be this.
- Only Sane Man: Tries to run his shows normally, but is swamped by insane guests and callers. By GTA standards, Lazlow is fairly tame... at least at first.
- Self-Deprecation: You would think Lazlow would make himself into a Canon Stu, being the producer of the radio shows in the series in Real Life, but even in III, when he had the most virtual air time, the best he could do was snark about his situation. By IV, he has turned his character into a deluded, egotistical jerk who believes himself to be The Last DJ, and is genuinely surprised and offended when people call him out on it. And in V, when he finally appeared as an in-story character, it was so he could be forced to dance in his underwear and get a dick tattooed on either his chest or back. Plus, he gave some of his Real Life buddies roles on the shows.
- Separated by a Common Language: In San Andreas, Lazlow and OG Loc have two very different definitions of "gang banging"."Gang banging? I never really understood that. I mean, other guys in the room while you're... ugh!"
- Small Name, Big Ego: Becomes this come IV.
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Was arrested for trying to take advantage of a cheerleader while working at a school.
- Alternate Continuity: One of the few signs that the radio stations still work on the principle even in the HD era; In III, Lazlow exposes him as a Caucasian fraudster from upstate Liberty, while in V he claims to be a former illegal immigrant, having come to America the courageous way; see below.
- Anything That Moves: Anything.
- Boomerang Bigot: Believes that the immigration hole needs to be plugged. After all, he came to America the manly way — by outrunning the gunboats.
- Catch Phrase: "I, am Fernando Martinez" and "I guarantee it".
- Double Entendre: He gives financial and political advice in the form of thinly-veiled sexual metaphors.
- I Didn't Mean To Turn You On: When Sue Murry gets angry during her interview, he admits that seeing her flustered and sweaty turns him on. She immediately storms out of the studio.
- Latin Lover: So he says. He's more like a borderline sex addict.
- Noodle Incident: In San Andreas, he briefly mentions being "chased out" of Vice City and alludes to a "Five Alarm Fire".
- In V, he mentions that he was "a martyr for the justice and truth that lives in the heart of every man and woman" when he was "unjustly imprisoned on entirely unproven allegations''. He elaborates no further, though a few hints are dropped that he may have been involved with an underage girl.
- Serenade Your Lover: Fernando references this."Have you noticed how popular synthesizers are getting? It's not the same as a lonely man with a pony tail, singing of his love on a guitar. At the door of a fair maid's hacienda. But it is not far short."
- Straw Misogynist: He's been in classes to stop thinking of women as objects for his insatiable lust; he relapses constantly, though he Apologizes a Lot for it.
- Teacher/Student Romance: He finds it a Double Standard that people applaud a boy that scores with a female teacher, but when a male teacher tries to "teach a cheerleader in the ways of love", they're arrested.
- Third-Person Person
Double Clef FM
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Attempts to appear intellectual through references to classical culture that he often gets wrong.
- As Himself
- Motor Mouth: Going on non-stop for 25 minutes in III with only short pauses in-between his lines is quite an accomplishment. To likely tone down the fact that this trait made him The Scrappy to some, his rapping is far less energetic and frequent in LCS.
VCPR (Vice City Public Radio)
- Beware the Nice Ones: He hits a guy in the face with a paperweight after the guy wouldn't stop being an ass.
- Butt Monkey: Revealed in part thanks to extreme right-wing Congressman Alex Shrub.Maurice: I grant you, 1980 was not a highlight in my career; but I NEVER applied for a sex change!
- Delivery Guy: His experience with Bryony Craddock, one of his guests during his show's VCPR segment days in Vice City Stories, puts him off going near a vagina ever again.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Much like Lazlow, he loves being on the radio but really loathes the guests on his show.
- Only Sane Man: Maurice has at least tried to run healthy debate shows with serious topics such as public safety, morality and positive thinking and is shown to be a history major. When he snaps though...
- Artistic License – Astronomy: Unless he's looking to colonize The Moons of Saturn, he probably won't have much success building his dreamed-of society on the surface of a gas giant. Justified, given that he's planning to steal all the money for his own personal use, which means he didn't care one bit about coming up with a feasible plan.
- Berserk Button: Don't be naked and loving in his presence unless you want an emasculating gunshot wound.
- Corrupt Church: Between his theology (a parody of "prosperity gospel" taken to the point of lionizing greed as a virtue) and the fact that he's shamelessly ripping off his followers, he seems to be based on any number of infamous televangelists from The Eighties.
- Eye Beams: He plans on installing these in his statue/spaceship in order to smite all of the world's sinners.
- The Fundamentalist
- Insane Troll Logic: He seems to be based on this.
- Our Founder
- Captain Oblivious:
- The Ditz: Amy is sweet, but anything intellectual flies right over her head.
- Squee: Has this reaction over meeting Love Fist on air.
- As Himself: Or better, an overly masculine, more Jerkass-y version of himself.
- Jerk Ass: Constantly makes fun of Lazlow, bashes on liberals and calls all women sluts.
- Guttural Growler: Pretends to have one for most of the time on-air.
- Knife Nut
- Metal Head: The quintessence of one.
- Patriotic Fervor: A straw Conservative, he admires Reagan and calls a caller a "Commie bitch" for insulting his radio nickname.
- The Pornomancer: He even manages to get some gals to show him their breasts on-air.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Most of the time she spends on-air is talking about how good yesterday's party was.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Toni.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: "Did we screw last night? I was so wasted!"
- STD Immunity: Averted.
- As Himself: Played by 2 Live Crew member Luke Skyywalker.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Luke's only method of communication.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Unlike the calmer Mr. Magic.
Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit
- Awesome McCoolname: Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit.
- Big Eater: Talks about this on the show often.
- The Casanova
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is pretty much Barry White and every other baritone romantic singer of the 70's.
- '80s Hair
- Alternate Aesop Interpretation: In-Universe, he claims that "I Ran" is a satire of the music industry.
- I Am Very British
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of many New Romantic musicians.
- Off Model: Interestingly, his official artwork has two variations. His picture on the soundtrack cover◊ gives him grey eyes and black and white clothing with hair to match. However, his wallpaper artwork pictured above gives him a grey and white outfit with black, blue and white hair as well as blue eyes. Also, he only has one glove now.
- Skunk Stripe
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Buxom Is Better: Something Trish wholly agrees with while planning to become a VJ on a TV channel.
Fernando MartinezSee Above
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: He REALLY is. Fernando even thinks he's taking estrogen as part of his therapy.
- Nice Guy: Not that much, but still way more polite and compassionate than all of the other radio hosts.
- My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for both breakups he went through.
- Gratuitous English: On the few cases where he does speak english.
- Surprisingly Good Foreign Language
Voiced by: Randy Pearlstein
- Action Hero: Used to play such roles back in his heyday.
- Bald of Awesome: He sported one throughout his career, as shown in his first actual appearance in V.
- Creator Breakdown: In-Universe, he suffers one due to his declining popularity as well as a paradigm shift following the end of the Cold War. Come San Andreas, he believes the Soviets could still attack despite their breakup a year prior to the game, and culminates in him accidentally killing Billy. After his first release from prison, he's still unhinged, and uses his sock puppet Ho Chi Sock to cope.
- Meaningful Name
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based off of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
- Noodle Incident: Nothing is mentioned as to what crime got him a second stint behind bars, although this may be related to his accidental murder of an infant.
- Patriotic Fervor: He plays up this trope Up to Eleven, both in the movies and in his real life.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Combines this with Phony Veteran, as while he is an actor who has never served in the army, he certainly acts like he has.
WCTR (West Coast Talk Radio)
- Intrepid Reporter: Zigzagged; While he is heard reporting in rather dangerous places (a detective during a car chase or interviewing a carjacker,for exemple) he's also not so a saint as in he go eat in a fast-food with the carjacker just after his interview, can at a point be heard bying drugs and participate in the lootings during the riots
- Kent Brockman News
- Large Ham
Forth Right MC
- 0% Approval Rating: Almost every in-between banter has listeners complaining about his self-righteous on-air rants. Even the otherwise good-natured Julio G of Radio Los Santos had something to say about him.Julio G: "They have some cool records, thats cool. But the DJ's whack, let's just face it, he's whack man!"
- Adam Westing
- Celebrity Paradox: "Rebel Without A Pause" plays on his station.
- Conspiracy Theorist
Radio Los Santos
- As Himself
- Chick Magnet: The station idents are made up of phone calls from fans of the show. Most of the female callers seem to really like Julio G, to the point that they seem to listen to Radio Los Santos just for him.
- Digital Piracy Is Okay: He forgets to get a radio edit of "I Don't Give A Fuck", but plays it anyway, accepting the fines. As he puts it..."Tupac doesn't give a fuck, and I don't give a fuck either".
- Only Sane Man: He encourages the gangs of Los Santos to find better ways to solve problems and sees Gangsta Rap as a form of escape. This makes him one of the saner guys in the entire series, especially when compared to the other DJs in the game. During the riots he even expresses his more caring side, advising people to keep out of the streets.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Despite the music he works with, he rarely swears on the show and is a Nice Guy overall, which lets his reaction to the riots show just how serious the situation has gotten."There's a lot of morons out here really fucking shit up, so I gotta tell y'all, this ain't cool. Chill the fuck out".
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: At least she seems to think so.
- Hipster: She hates the previous generation and sees alternative bands not being able to reach a wide market as a good thing.
- Only One Name: She says she can't even remember her last name.
- Small Name, Big Ego
Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith
- Adam Westing: Axl is playing a rockstar who was the frontman of a group that he believes he contributed the most to, but that group has left him behind and ever since, he has been washed up.
- Celebrity Paradox: "Welcome To The Jungle" plays on Radio X.
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
- Deep South
- Serial Spouse: She has had six husbands (all of which have ended up dead) and nine children. Her six husbands are implied to be in the body bags found in the infamous mass grave Easter Egg.
San Fierro Underground Radio (SF-UR)
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He is apparently on drugs while on air. It shows.
- Casting Gag: His voice actor is an actual veteran news anchor of CBS' New York-based 1010 WINS AM.
- Large Ham
- Really Gets Around: She's frigid by admission, and Lori suspects she's having an affair with her own husband.
Blaine County Talk Radio
Bless Your Heart
- Ambiguously Orange: Her and her producer, but it's a very ''natural'' shade of orange.
- Catch Phrase: "Bless your heart(s)!", repeated ad nauseam, at least thirty or forty times within a typical episode.
- Comfort Food: Insists that grotesquely unhealthy fried food is actually healthy, and it's really those "nutri-Nazis" stressing people out about proper diet that causes heart disease.
- Bacon Addiction"Bacon is God's way of tellin' us he loves us!"
- Deep-Fried Whatever: Candy bars, butter sticks, cigarettes, onions, hairspray, pets... Bobbi will try them all. She's even mentioned deep-frying Sprunk in the past.
- Nutritional Nightmare: Every single dish.
- Real Americans Eat Meat: To an absurd degree. The descriptions of some of her recipes are absolutely nauseating, even by the standards of dedicated meat lovers.
- Bacon Addiction
- Deep South
- Enforced Plug: A lot of conversations with her producer Ricky serve only to advertise Bobbi's newest cooking utensil or home spray tan.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Describes cheerfully how, because of her anti-vaccine stance, one of her stepchildren died in agony from polio at the age of seven. She then disposed of his corpse in a huge bonfire in the backyard, hosted a family barbecue over his ashes, and — per his dying wishes — named a casserole after him, calling it "Cripple's Crockpot".
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Paula Deen, Georgia-born celebrity chef, complete with references to controversies related to her alleged racism.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: She's been accused of saying "hurtful things, y'all"."I don't judge people! ...Well, not white people."
- Sweet Home Alabama: Desperately tries to invoke this trope, though between her thinly-veiled racism and Tea Party-esque political stance she belongs squarely to the Deep South camp.
- Anti-Role Model: Recalls his days as a grade-school soccer coach teaching his students to do anything to win, from taking steroids to gambling to deliberately injuring opponents.
- Big Fancy House: Duane's description of his estate (including an enormous fish tank in his bedroom), which somewhat negates his claims that he's still just a humble country boy.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Tells Mike, one of his callers, to drown his wife unless she allows their son to play football, so the family can earn enough money for Mike to buy himself a bass boat.
- Deep South
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the "My Blaine County" commercial, which was released on the Rockstar website as part of the countdown to the game's release.
- Everyone Has Standards: Bestiality is a no-no for him."Goddammit. You are sitting there with a hot laptop on your sweaty thighs doing image search for heifers, aren't you? Jesus... I'm tired of you sickos calling up and ruining my otherwise flawless broadcasting flow!"
- Rated M for Manly: The point of his show.
- That Came Out Wrong"Next caller. Inseminate me. No, no, no, that's wrong. Speaketh to me."
Blaine County Radio Community Hour
Ronald "Ron" JakowskiA Conspiracy Theorist who airs his own podcast during BC Community Hour, during which he rambles about various sinister plots against the free world, and occasionally fields questions from his equally deranged audience (including his friend "Philip Trevors", who is very adamant against appearing on the show).
- For more information, see Grand Theft Auto V Friends Family And Associates.
West Coast Talk Radio
Dr. Ray DiAngelo Harris
- Hot-Blooded: One might think that a spiritual guru would be a little less excitable, but Harris spends almost the entire program yelling at the top of his lungs.
The Fernando Show
Fernando MartinezSee Above
JoFernando's producer who is, as he is keen to point out, a woman.
- Only Sane Woman: Spends much of her time trying to keep Fernando on the straight and narrow, as well as expressing bemusement at the antics of his guests and callers."Okay, next caller. Talk some sense. Please."