< Back to Game Details

Most radio stations consist of music, DJ chat, and spoof advertising. Several of the stations also reappear in Vice City Stories which is a direct prequel to the game.

The player can listen to the following radio stations:

Wildstyle (Hip Hop & Electro, Hosted by Mr. Magic)

Trouble Funk – “Pump Me Up” (1980)

Davy DMX – “One for the Treble” (1984)

Cybotron – “Clear” (1983)

Hashim – “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” (1983)

Herbie Hancock – “Rockit” (1983) *

Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force – “Looking for the Perfect Beat” (1983) *

2 Live Crew – “Get It Girl” (1986)

Run-D.M.C – “Rock Box” (1984)

Mantronix – “Bassline” (1985)

Tyrone Brunson – “The Smurf” (1982) *

Whodini – “Magic’s Wand” (1982)

Zapp & Roger – “More Bounce to the Ounce” (1980)

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – “The Message” (1982)

Kurtis Blow – “The Breaks” (1980)

Man Parrish – “Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)” (1982)

Flash FM(Pop, Hosted by Toni)

Hall and Oates – “Out of Touch” (1984)

Wang Chung – “Dance Hall Days” (1982)

Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” (1982) *

Laura Branigan – “Self Control” (1984)

Go West – “Call Me” (1985)

INXS – “Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)” (1985)

Bryan Adams – “Run to You” (1984)

Electric Light Orchestra – “Four Little Diamonds” (1983)

Yes – “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (1983)

The Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star” (1979)

Aneka – “Japanese Boy” (1981)

Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Make It” (1986)

The Outfield – “Your Love” (1985)

Joe Jackson – “Steppin’ Out” (1982)

The Fixx – “One Thing Leads to Another” (1983)

Lionel Richie – “Running with the Night” (1983) (PS2 only)

K-Chat (Talk Station, Hosted by Amy Sheckenhausen)

Jezz Torrent

Michaela Carapadis

Pat “Mr. Zoo” Flannerdy

Gethsemanee Starhawk Moonmaker

BJ Smith

Claude Maginot


Fever 105(Disco; Funk; Soul and R&B, Hosted by Oliver “Ladykiller” Biscuit)

The Whispers – “And the Beat Goes On” (1979)

Fat Larry’s Band – “Act Like You Know” (1982)

Oliver Cheatham – “Get Down Saturday Night” (1983)

Pointer Sisters – “Automatic” (1983)

René & Angela – “I’ll Be Good” (1985)

Mary Jane Girls – “All Night Long” (1983)

Rick James – “Ghetto Life” (1981)

Michael Jackson – “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (1982) *

Evelyn “Champagne” King – “Shame” (1977)

Teena Marie – “Behind the Groove” (1980)

Mtume – “Juicy Fruit” (1983)

Kool & the Gang – “Summer Madness” (1974)

Indeep – “Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life” (1982)

V-Rock(Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Hosted by Lazlow)

Marydancin – “Wash Him Off” (Craig Conner) (removed song, only heard briefly)

Fatamarse – “Bump To The Music” (Craig Conner)

April’s In Paris – “Feels Like I Just Can’t Take No More” (Craig Conner)

Lucy – “Forever” (Stuart Ross)

Boyz 2 Girlz – “Pray It Goes Ok?” (Craig Conner)

Da Shootaz – “Grand Theft Auto” (1997) (C.Conner, Robert DeNegro) (originally included in GTA)

Funky BJs – “Rubber Tip” (Stuart Ross)

Vice City Public Radio (Public Talk Show, Hosted by Maurice Chavez)

Vice City Public Radio, abbreviated as VCPR, is a public talk station. It has only one program, called Pressing Issues, which is hosted by Maurice Chavez. The two station supervisors, Jonathan Freeloader and Michelle Montanius, appeal listeners for money funding during breaks. Each segment focuses on a particular issue, with Chavez chairing a discussion on the issue between several guests with different backgrounds, points of view or approaches.

Three such issues are broadcast within the game. They are:


Perception and Positive Thinking 

Public Safety 

Radio Espantoso(Latin Jazz; Mambo; Son; Salsa & Latin Funk, Hosted by Pepe)

Cachao – “A Gozar Con Mi Combo” (Let’s Rejoice With My Combo) (1994)

Alpha Banditos – “The Bull is Wrong” (Stuart Ross)

Tres Apenas Como Eso – “Yo Te Miré” (I Saw You) (Craig Conner)

Deodato – “Latin Flute” (1973)

Mongo Santamaría – “Mama Papa Tú” (Mom, Dad, You) (1969)

Mongo Santamaría – “Me and You Baby (Picao y Tostao)” (Chopped and Toasted) (1969)

Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra – “Mambo Mucho Mambo” (Mambo Lots of Mambo) (1952)

Unaesta – “La Vida Es Una Lenteja” (Life Is A Lentil) (Craig Conner)

Lonnie Liston Smith – “Expansions” (1975)

Irakere – “Añunga Ñunga” (1980) (Incorrectly credited in the manual as “Aguanile”

Deodato – “Super Strut” (1973)

Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra – “Jamay” (Nahuatl word, means “adobe crafting place) (1955)

Benny Moré – “Maracaibo Oriental” (Eastern Maracaibo) (1958)

Tito Puente – “Mambo Gozón” (Enjoyable Mambo) (1958)

Emotion 98.3 (Soft Pop; Power Ballads & Soft Rock, Hosted by Fernando Martinez)

Foreigner – “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)

Kate Bush – “Wow” (1978) *

Squeeze – “Tempted” (1981)

REO Speedwagon – “Keep On Loving You” (1980)

Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” (1986)

Roxy Music – “More Than This” (1982)

Toto – “Africa” (1982)

Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings” (1985)

John Waite – “Missing You” (1984)

Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme” (1984)

Night Ranger – “Sister Christian” (1983)

Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much” (1981)

Wave 103 (New Wave; Synthpop & Post-Punk, Hosted by 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” (1983)

Corey Hart – “Sunglasses at Night” (1983)

ABC – “Poison Arrow” (1982)

A Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran (So Far Away)” (1982)

The Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way” (1982)

Animotion – “Obsession” (1984)

Spandau Ballet – “Gold” (1983)

Thomas Dolby – “Hyperactive!” (1984)

Romeo Void – “Never Say Never” (1981)

MP3 Player (PC only) (User-Defined Track Player)


Tape (Xbox only) (Plays Songs Ripped From CD’s Stored On Hard Disk)


Tape Deck (IOS Version) (Plays Songs via Playlist)

GTA Vice City allows players to play their songs in the PC, Xbox and iOS ports of the game. This custom radio station is named “MP3 Player” in the PC port, “Tape” in the Xbox port, and “Tape Deck” in the iOS port.

“MP3 Player” only supports .ogg and .mp3 music formats (as well as shortcuts to those types of files). Tracks are played in alphabetical order according to their file names and cannot be skipped. Inserting custom music into “MP3 Player” consists simply of placing music files into the “mp3” folder located within the primary game folder (i.e. Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto Vice City\mp3). For the Xbox version, a CD must be installed into the console’s hard drive. The logo of “MP3 Player” is just a “palette swap” of the logo of the “MP3 Player” custom station from GTA III.

“Tape” requires the player to copy the songs from an audio CD to the Xbox in the “Music” menu of the original Xbox Dashboard[2], so that the game can read the songs from the Xbox hard drive. After that, the songs can be played in the game from a common vehicle changing the radio station until they reach “TAPE”, also, the player can change the music in the game with the D-pad.

“Tape Deck” requires the player to create a music playlist on their iOS device named “VICECITY”, and add songs to that playlist. After that’s been done, they must start up the game, be in any normal vehicle, and keep changing the radio station until they reach “Tape Deck”, which is between “Radio Off” and Wave 103.