Radio Los Santos
Location: Ganton (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
Chamberlain Hills (Grand Theft Auto V)
Genre: Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V
Host: Julio G (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
Big Boy (Grand Theft Auto V)
"Blazin' hip hop across San Andreas for 25 years."
Grand Theft Auto V website

Radio Los Santos (106.1) is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which plays West Coast hip hop from the late-1980s and early-1990s - primarily the "gangsta rap" subgenre. The station, evidently, broadcasts from Los Santos. This station was released in a joint album with Playback FM as part of the 8-Disc soundtrack. In Grand Theft Auto V, it plays modern hip-hop and is hosted by real-life radio host Kurt Alexander (Big Boy) - host of Big Boy's neighborhood in Los Angeles and voice of the character Big Bear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.



The logo, circa 1992

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit


  • Radio Los Santos may be based on real life L.A. radio stations KPWR 105.9 (Power 106) and 93.5 KDAY. The SA version of RLS may likely be based on the old KDAY as Julio G was a former DJ on the station. GTA V's version is likely based on the old Power 106 as Big Boy was the radio host for the station (with his segment Big Boy's Neighborhood). He's currently the host of KRRL 92.3 (Real 92.3).
  • During Eazy-E's song "Eazier Said Than Dunn", Julio refers Compton instead of it's in-game fictional counterpart, Ganton.
  • Ice Cube's "Check Yo Self" is played in it's edited form, which is strange because every other song on the radio appears in explicit/original version, including other singles that had radio versions in real-life (such as Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day" and Dr. Dre's "Dre Day".
  • Jay Rock's "Hood Gone Love It" is used in Franklin's trailer.
  • The GTA V version of the station noticeably doesn't exclusively feature West Coast rappers, as it also features some notable rappers from the Deep South (Gucci Mane, Future, etc), the Midwest (Freddie Gibbs) and East Coast (A$AP Rocky).
  • It is likely that the station was founded around 1988. This is because of the GTA V is set in 2013, and the website's quote stating that it has been "blazin' hip hop for 25 years".
  • This is Franklin Clinton's favorite radio station.
  • Radio Los Santos is one of the only three radio stations ever to cross universes, the other being WCTR and Head Radio, although Head Radio crossed universes three times as opposed to WCTR and RLS which ones crossed universes twice.
  • In GTA V, the host mentions that there was recently a new $100 bill being made. This is a reference to how in real-life, the United States government is in the process of designing a new version of the $100 bill.
  • On the Xbox 360 edition of the game, when the track "A.D.H.D" by Kendrick Lamar comes on, the line "Playstation and some drink, technology bought my soul" has the word "Playstation" censored. Whether this was due to copyright reasons, or simply due to Microsoft competing against Sony is unknown. It is unknown as of yet about other editions of the game but has been confirmed for the Xbox 360.

Video Edit

GTA San Andreas
Radio Los Santos (San Andreas)

Radio Los Santos (San Andreas)

GTA V - Radio Los Santos - All tracks

GTA V - Radio Los Santos - All tracks

See also Edit

  • Playback FM, another radio station in GTA San Andreas that plays classic late 80's/early 90's east coast hip-hop.
  • Game Radio FM, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto III that plays hip-hop from the early 21st century.
  • Wildstyle, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City that plays old school 80's hip-hop.
  • The Liberty Jam, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories that plays east coast hip-hop.
  • Fresh 105 FM, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories that plays old school hip-hop.
  • The Classics 104.1, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays classic hip-hop.
  • The Beat 102.7, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays contemporary hip-hop.
  • KREZ, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto 2 that plays 90's rap.
  • West Coast Classics, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto V that plays classic west coast hip-hop.