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The DJ for Non Stop Pop FM. An English fashion model and actress, she branched out to DJing for a chance to experience sunny Los Santos. And to get the latest Righteous Slaughter before the rest of Europe.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Are they ever! She's self-described as the "girl with the eyebrows." A Google Image search of real life photos of the actress will show she's not exaggerating.
- Casting Gag: Her real life job as a fashion model is invoked in one line:Cara Delevingne: There's nothing wrong with advertising. Trust me, I know.
- Foreign Cuss Word: By way of Separated by a Common Language, she delights in the fact she can say "wanker" on US radio because it's not rude there.
- Gamer Chick: Often spends Weasel News breaks playing the ultra-violent game Righteous Slaughter.
- Girly Girl
- The Heart: Cara is one of the only characters in the entire game who has a positive outlook on life and just wants people to be nice to each other.
- I Am Very British
- Valley Girl
The host of Los Santos Rock Radio. A former rock legend living in the twilight end of his 70s and 80s boom. Seems to think his radio station is a boat cruising over the ocean, and he's the captain.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very much so. Holds an extremely cynical view of Los Santos altogether.
- The 80s: His station is utterly filled to the brim with 80s records. Even Don Johnson's short-lived music career is present on display.
- Nostalgia Filter: Has this on tightly, looking back in the past and reminiscing about it while looking down on present day Los Santos.
DJ for West Cost Classics, the home of the original gangster rap from the 90's.
- Expy: Of Julio G from San Andreas: Both Only Sane Men who play themselves, encourage pacifism among the gangs of Los Santos and are the DJ of the Gangsta Rap station.
- Gangsta Rap: The real shit, cuz.
- The '90s: The rap station for original hip hop, it's filled to the brim from vintage 90's Snoop to NWA and Dre.
- Only Sane Employee: Seems to be the only guy in the entire game grounded in reality. He even calls out Lamar on his foolishness.
Radio Los Santos, the other rap station, if you prefer more modern hip hop. DJ'd by radio host Big Boy, who's not as big as you think (anymore).
The host of The Lowdown 91.1, the home of all things soul, jazz and funk. Former Action Girl extraordinaire, "Mama G" settled for a more chill southern west-coast vibe to bring us children some real soul.
Rebel Radio's host, the home of "non-conformist" (read: really redneck) country music.
FlyLo FM, hosted by FlyLo himself playing mostly his own music. That's pretty much all that needs to be said, right? Apparently though, his radio station isn't officially sanctioned by Los Santos and is instead broadcast through a pirate signal coming somewhere from Vespucci Beach. Various other characters appear on the station as well, such as Hannibal Buress, Tyler, The Creator and David Firth.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The one and only Hannibal Buress."Ey, wasup this is the Hannibal. I'm out in front of the Up N' Atom Burger, looking at my phone I got bleets from Sprunk. Why is Sprunk bleetin' me? Who cares what a soda has to say on Bleeter? 'Hey, we got new sodas?' I'm not following you, you a soda, leave me alone. Back to you FlyLo."
- Instrumental Hip Hop: This is the best way to actually describe this one.
- Man Behind the Man: Almost every track on this station was either written or produced by FlyLo himself. Extends to other stations as well, as his name is on a few Worldwide tracks as well.
- N-Word Privileges "You're a niggaaaaa."
- Something Completely Different: No two tracks on this station are alike. You'll have rap one one minute, funk the next, and trap the next.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Courtesy of Young Nigga, Tyler, The Creator's alter ego.''"Yo yo nigga, you on FlyLo FM, it's the best radio station in the whole everywhere. I don't give a fuck nigga, if you ain't listenin' to FlyLo FM, not only is you a bitch, but you a bitch ass niggaaa."'
- Word Salad Title: Lampshaded in one of the radio bumpers."What the hell is a Flying Lotus?"
The founder and former front-man for Black Flag, he now hosts Channel X, the home of true and tried punk. Seems to be a lot less angry than he used to be, but is still certifiably cynical.
- Ambiguously Gay: The whole "paddy wagon" incident raises a few eyebrows.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very cynical about San Andreas as a whole and life in general.
The hosts for East Los FM, a love letter to Vagos and cholos everywhere. The guys themselves are...weird and exciteable to say the least, but the station plays legit traditional Latino music, Mexican hip hop and electronica.
A famous funk bassist and former member of P-Funk, Bootsy Collins hosts Space 103.2, bringing the classic sounds of funk to your life.
The DJ king of Europe, and host of BBC Radio 6 series World Wide, he's now brought his show exclusively to Los Santos (and even Blaine County) for a little bit of European sensibility to a much-too plastic San Andreas.
- I Am Very British
- Department of Redundancy Department: "Electronic sound, electronic song."
- Hipster: While Gilles himself is far from a hipster, folks who find Radio Mirror Park too mainstream usually switch to this station. It doesn't help the fact that Gilles is acclaimed worldwide as a music taste-maker.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to pause often in-between his sentences.
See all those other stations and their hosts above? Well, you are so over them now. Radio Mirror Park is where it's at and is everything all the cool people listen to, that is until you tell your friends about it, they start listening to it, and suddenly it's become too mainstream for you. Indie musician George (aka Twin Shadow) has it all post-ironically covered.
- Hipster: Dear lord. One wonders how Trevor doesn't break the game if you listen to this station more than a minute. Maybe he likes the music?
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: His mustache is not ironic!
- Theme Song: GTA V's Credit Songs ("Don't Come Close," "Sleepwalking" and "The Setup") are all here. Played even more straight in Online, whose theme song is an instrumental version of "Change of Coast", also from this station.
David and Stephen Dewaele, Belgian house musicians, lead Soulwax FM, Los Santos' main electronic station, apparently from the top of Mt. Chiliad. However, neither of the two actually speak, instead using sampled voices to communicate to the listeners.
Nate and Steve, members of surf-rock/grunge band Wavves, are the two hosts of Vinewood Boulevard Radio, keeping rock and roll alive for those of you who have had reality kicked into your dreams and don't have the effort to do anything productive.
- Band Allusion: Of sorts - an instrumental of the Wavves song "Dog" plays when Trevor's kidnapped Devin Weston and is waiting by the cliff for Michael and Franklin in Ending C.
- Cool Loser
- Faux Yay: From here to there.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When "Answer To Yourself" by The Soft Pack plays, Steve will gloat about stealing the band's drummer.
- Noodle Incident: The supposed "nasty crime" when Nate discusses the Epsilon Program
- The Stoner: They don't try to hide it.
- Those Two Guys
- Vitriolic Best Buds
Lee "Scratch" Perry, an influential reggae and dub producer, is the host of The Blue Ark FM. Bringing both the classic and new sounds of Jamaica to Los Santos.
Rappers & record producers The Alchemist and Oh No host The Lab, a radio station consisting of music coming out on an album entitled "Welcome to Los Santos". They believe that their station is a hub for anything and everything science-related, and that they're scientists, when, in actuality, they're really not.
- Badass Longcoat: They wear white lab coats over their normal street clothes (For Science!). Like Copernicus!
- Celebrity Paradox: One of the songs on the playlist is called "California". The game is set in a California Expy called "San Andreas".
- For Science!: Supposedly... If they knew a damn thing about science. But hey, points for the enthusiasm right?
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: They believe they are knowledgeable about science, but they constantly screw up the subjects they bring up. For example, when "diagnosing" a caller who made some less-than-acceptable remarks about their station with stupidity, they claim that Isaac Newton walked out and flew a kite for an experiment regarding electricity when it is actually Benjamin Franklin who conducted the experiment.
- Something Completely Different: No two tracks are similar on this station. You'll have rap in one minute, rock in another minute, then some reggae, and finally some electro to seal the deal.
- Spiritual Successor: To The Alchemist's self-titled radio station from Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, which featured rap music made entirely by Gangrene. The Lab does feature rap, but it also features other genres such as dancehall, indie rock, and electronica.
- Those Two Guys
The former hosts of Lips 106 who now host Self Radio, the radio station tailored to your music tastes. They seem to be a lot less enthusiastic than they were 15 years ago (which is saying something), with them making sarcastic comments regarding the players and their tastes in music, the events transpiring in Los Santos, Los Santos and San Andreas in general, and, well... everything, really.
It should be noted that both hosts appear if the player sets Self Radio to the "Radio" option.
- The Alcoholic: Cliff Lane became one sometime after his stint as co-host of Lips 106, always hitting the "booze room" whenever they check the "news room".
- The Bus Came Back: Their last appearance was almost 10 years prior in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
- Deadpan Snarker: Both of them, really.
- Dumbass DJ: Cliff, compared to Andee.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Cliff whenever he and Andee present a news story from Weazel News.
- Jerkass: Cliff Lane.
- Take That, Audience!: They're not shy about giving their opinions on the players and their music, and it's not just them making and delivering the jabs. Even the bumpers and station IDs will mock the player, treating them as selfish, egotistical, and narcissistic asshats who care only for themselves.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: They gained one in between their time hosting Lips 106 and their time hosting Self Radio.