In addition to the main, playable cast of Grand Theft Auto, the radio characters also shine and tend to be another connection point in-between games, or in a few cases, continuities.
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Introduced in III
I'm a nice person, I deserve to do well! You know, people like me, we've only betrayed friends once or twice, and they had it coming!
Voiced by: Lazlow JonesPerhaps the only character to appear in every major installment of Grand Theft Auto, Lazlow is introduced in III as host of Chatterbox FM, where he is bombarded with a colorful array of guests and insane people. Lazlow would often mention his stint on a rock station — V-Rock from Vice City, having taken over from its former DJ, Couzin Ed (as heard on Vice City Stories, where he was an intern). After he quit in a rage, Lazlow eventually landed a job as a DJ of WCTR's Entertaining America in San Andreas, where after only two shows, he also quit. By the time IV took place, Lazlow was the washed-up host of Integrity 2.0, trying, failing, and desperately making a comeback. As of V, his career seems to be looking up again, with him hosting the Reality Show Fame or Shame and having returned to WCTR with a new show, Chattersphere.Lazlow is voiced by real life radio personality Lazlow Jones, who wrote most of the radio scripts from III onwards.
IT'S A MIRACLE!
Voiced by: Frank ChavezFernando is introduced on Chatterbox in GTAIII as the founder of Fernando's New Beginnings, where where husbands relieve the stress of married life by getting a mistress, to Lazlow's disgust and accusations of being just a cheap pimp from Upstate Liberty. Fernando's career, like Lazlow's, started in Vice City Stories where he was the co-host of Emotion 98.3 alongside Lionel Makepeace. By 1986 he became sole host of the station, but was kicked out for unknown reasons where he eventually became a temporary host of the Lonely Hearts show on San Andreas's WCTR. By 2008 he became the host of Vice City FM, and has admitted to having several children, being a registered sex offender not allowed within 200 yards of a school, and having a sexually transmitted infection. As of 2013, he has returned to San Andreas and WCTR, hosting his own segment The Fernando Show.
Double Clef FM
You are listening to the fat lady sing on Double Clef FM. I'm Morgan Merryweather, but please, call me the maestro.Liberty Tree entertainment correspondent and DJ of Double Clef FM. Makes cameos on Vice City's K-Chat and on the Liberty City Story's Double Clef FM.
101.1 MSX in your manor, sound of Liberty City's finestThe energetic co-host of the Drum & Bass station MSX FM (MSX 98 in Liberty City Stories). He constantly raps over the tracks mixed by the off screen DJ Timecode.
So my friends say 'Toni, do you remember the 70's and 80's?' and I say, well I certainly don't remember anything since then!Introduced as the DJ of Flashback FM in III, later appears as the Host of Flash FM in Vice City and Vice City Stories.
Introduced in Vice City
VCPR (Vice City Public Radio)
Six years ago I was a clown, and now I'm a success! Ha ha, think about it. Imagine where I can be in 10 years. I can achieve anything!
Voiced by: Philip Anthony RodriguezIn 1980, Maurice Chavez worked as a clown in birthday parties, corporate functions, juvenile correctional facilities, bar mitzvas and Go-Go bars. After constant failed acting auditions and getting work as a fluffer in a sex-education video, he considered getting a sex change before he was discovered and became a radio personality on Vice City's VCPR. He hosted the "healthy" public debate show Pressing Issues in 1984, and by 1986, won several awards and was granted extended showtime on the radio. Though he tries to run his shows normally, they often become out of control due to the insane guests, and Chavez would snap violently. It is revealed in Vice City Stories that he had an affair with VCPR host Michelle Montanius and had a child with her, but refused to give her the money for the abortion.
Voiced by: David GreenBorderline-insane fundamentalist "pastor" whose stated goal is to collect donations from his followers to build a rocket ship/statue of himself and then colonize Saturn with everyone who gave generously enough, leaving the sinful world behind to build a utopia. His real goal is to fleece as much money from his flock as possible, then use it to build a mansion in Hawaii and live out the rest of his days with his mistresses. He's on the Morality segment, and he makes a small visual cameo at the beginning of the game on Cortez's yacht.
Voiced by: Leyna WeberHost of K-Chat, a celebrity talk show.
Voiced by: Lawrence TaylorA guest on K-Chat. Tight end for the Vice City Mambas, this guy has a whole lot of anger issues and just loves hurting people; that seems to include taking their cars away, as you take over his 'import/export' business as part of asset gathering. He returns in V, at least in name, having a Recreation Center in Los Santos named in his honour.
Voiced by: Mary BirdsongA guest on K-Chat. A radical feminist who wrote a book that talked about the "horrors" of man, officially titled "Being and Seeing, From Freud to the Building Sites, a Woman's Journey into the Male Psyche". While being interviewed it is implied Michaela takes on a manly appearance.
They said Hip Hop is not going to last. We proved them wrong.The DJ of the electro and hip-hop pirate radio station Wildstyle. In real life, he hosted Rap Attack, a New York radio show in the 80's which was the first rap exclusive show to air on a major station. He passed away on the 2nd October 2009.
Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit
You've just let Oliver Ladykiller out of the doghouse, baby.
Voiced by: Julius DysonThe host of Fever 105, who seduces as many women as the amount of food he eats in a week.
Hi, i'm Adam First. It's the glorious new term of the day, but what is New Wave? Of course it is a look, but it is also an excuse to use makeup!
Voiced by: Jamie CanfieldThe DJ of Wave 103 with a love of New Wave and money, alongside a hatred of Music Videos.
Voiced by: Tony ChiroldesThe DJ of Radio Espantoso which plays latin music, Pepe speaks almost exclusively in spanish.
The 80s are never over. You don't just turn off the 80s!A roided-up action film star, known for appearing in the Evacuator trilogy: Evacuator, Exploder and Special Needs Cop. Once highly regarded, his gradual slide into irrelevance following the end of the Cold War made him incredibly delusional, culminating in him accidentally killing Entertaining America host Billy Dexter on air and had to serve time on death row from 1992 until his parole in 2007, only to get into trouble again with the law three years later, for which he served a smaller sentence. After his release in 2013, Jack, more mentally unhinged than ever, began working in his own reality show "Jack Howitzer is Jack Howitzer in Jack Howitzer".
Voiced by: Randy Pearlstein
Introduced in San Andreas
WCTR (West Coast Talk Radio)
Next up on WCTR, the news. We try to make it interesting and not depressing.
Voiced by: Sharon WashingtonWCTR's news anchor, who also introduces and closes each individual show.
Officials say there is still no reported casualties, which is truly unfortunate as it makes for incredibly boring news.
Voiced by: Wil WheatonWCTR's news anchor. Later appears on Liberty City Stories LCFR, having been apparently fired for participating in the looting amidst the riot at the end of his home game.
Forth Right MC
All due respects to all the people out there fighting the power. Especially all of y'all with the superpowers.
Voiced by: Carlton "Chuck D" RidenhourThe paranoid DJ of East Coast Hip-Hop radio station Playback FM.
Radio Los Santos
This is Radio Los Santos: The place where Gangsta Rap was born, and where it continues to thrive.
Voiced by: Julio Gonzalez
Who wants to be a gangster anyway? There's too much work involved. I just want to sit around all day and stare at candles.
Voiced by: Jodie ShawbackThe rebellious host of the Alternative Rock station Radio X.
Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith
Voiced by: William Bruce "Axl Rose" BaileyThe washed up 70's rock star of K-DST.
Voiced by: Riette BurdickThe outlaw DJ of country station K-ROSE.
San Fierro Underground Radio (SF-UR)
I'm Hans. That's about it really, shut up and dance you fools!
Voiced by: Lloyd FloydThe hypersensitive German DJ of SF-UR who pioneers House Music on the west coast, much to the objections of his father.
Introduced in IV
I'm disgusted at what I'm witnessing! These people are peddling smut! Mike Whitley, Weazel News! Hey, uh, hey bud', I get the [porn] DVD when it comes out?
Voiced by: John MontoneMain field reporter for Weazel News, and probably the most notable.
Voiced by: Michael JayeAnother field reporter for Weazel News.
Slightly aroused, but still frigid, I'm Jenny Acorn, Weazel News.
Voiced by: Christine SockolA female field reporter for Weazel News.
I'm Bryan Wilkinson, Weazel News. We're all screwed!
Voiced by: Bill Andrew QuinnOne of the five studio reporters for Weazel News.
I'm Jim Harrison — and I love to say my name — Weazel News!
Voiced by: Jeff BottomsOne of the five studio reporters for Weazel News.
Introduced in V
Blaine County Talk Radio
Bless Your Heart
Voiced by: Trish SuhrHostess of Bless Your Heart, a program that shares Southern cooking recipes, lifestyle-affirming far-right politics, and tips on creative use of coupons.
"I'm Duane Earl and you're not."
Voiced by: Danny McBrideAnimal husbandry expert, rodeo champion, and host of Beyond Insemination, a show that has far more to do with Earl's own opinions of what constitutes a real man than any sort of farming advice.
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).
West Coast Talk Radio
Dr. Ray DiAngelo Harris
Voiced by: J.B. SmooveLicensed doctor, expert on New Age medicine, and host of Chakra Attack.
I am a compassoinate lover and a fierce warrior!