Background[edit | edit source]
Appalachia Radio is broadcast from an unknown location within West Virginia, though its exact location does not appear anywhere in-game. Radio placement in pre-War locations indicates that it was on the air before the Great War, though its history from 2077 until 2102 is uncertain. When the Vault Dwellers of Vault 76 emerged on Reclamation Day, the radio was continuously broadcasting songs on a loop, without a DJ.
As humans returned to the region after the Scorched Plague subsided, Julie, a young woman from the area, found the station where Appalachia Radio had its origin. She had previously listened to the station, and because the songs meant so much to her, she wanted to make sure that the radio was kept in working order.
According to Julie, the equipment in the station was in poor condition, and days away from breaking down when she first found it. Had she not repaired the radio, it would have played "Anything Goes" by Cole Porter on repeat. The radio station also has several terminals in the building, which recorded the most popular songs being broadcast before the Great War. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was overwhelmingly the favorite, and Julie speculates that it is still the case decades after the bombs. Julie continues to DJ Appalachia Radio, commenting on songs and their performers, especially in regard to how they relate to the post-apocalypse. She will also reference unique cultural tidbits about post-War Appalachia, such as the traveling merchant Grahm, the rarity of ballistic fiber and the effects of Nukashine.
Tracks[edit | edit source]
- "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Sonny Burke and His Orchestra, featuring Cass Daley (1949)
- "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller (1943)
- "Answer to Drivin' Nails in My Coffin" by Jerry Irby and His Texas Rangers (1948)
- "Anything Goes" by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, featuring Cole Porter (1934, 2004 re-recording)
- "Atom Bomb Baby" by the Five Stars (1957)
- "Bubbles in My Beer" by Bob Wills (1947)
- "Butcher Pete (Part 1)" by Roy Brown (1950)
- "Civilization," also called "Bongo Bongo Bongo," by Vic Schoen and His Orchestra, featuring Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters (1947)
- "Crazy He Calls Me" by Billie Holiday (1949)
- "Dark as a Dungeon" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)
- "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" by Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats (1950)
- "Doin' the Uptown Lowdown" by the Isham Jones Orchestra, featuring Joe Martin (1933)
- "Don't Fence Me In" by Vic Schoen and His Orchestra, featuring Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (1944)
- "Ghost Riders in the Sky" by The Sons of the Pioneers (1960)
- "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Ben Selvin and His Orchestra (1930)
- "Happy Times" by Bob Crosby (1950)
- "Headin' Down the Wrong Highway" by Johnny Bond (2000)
- "I Can't Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants)" by Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra (1934)
- "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded" by Patsy Montana and her Buckaroos (1949)
- "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" by the Ink Spots (1941)
- "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town" by Johnny Long and his Orchestra (1946)
- "It's All Over But the Crying" by the Ink Spots (1947)
- Jukebox Saturday Night by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, featuring the Modernaires and the Ink Spots (1942)
- "Jumpin' at the Woodside" by Count Basie and His Orchestra (1938)
- "Just a Fair Weather Friend" by Henry King and His Orchestra, featuring Joe Sudy (1934)
- "Keep A Knockin" by Milton Brown (1936)
- "Maybe" by the Ink Spots (1940)
- "Midnight in a Madhouse" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra (1937)
- "Mister Five by Five" by Freddie Slack, featuring Johnny Mercer and Ella Mae Morse (1942)
- "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes (1954)
- "Nobody's Fault but Mine" by Blind Willie Johnson (1934)
- "Ol' Man Mose" by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra, featuring Patricia Norman (1938)
- "Opus One" by Tommy Dorsey (1944)
- "Orange Colored Sky" by Stan Kenton, featuring Nat King Cole (1950)
- "Pig Foot Pete" by Freddie Slack, featuring Ella Mae Morse (1946)
- "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (1943)
- "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" by Kay Kyser (1943)
- "Ring of Fire" by Spank Live (2019) (as of Patch 11.5)
- "Salt Pork, West Virginia" by Louis Jordan (1945)
- "Shenandoah" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (1961)
- "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)
- "Steel Guitar Rag" by Bob Wills and His Texas Cowboys (1936)
- "Straighten Up and Fly Right" by Vic Schoen and His Orchestra, featuring the Andrews Sisters (1944)
- "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by Spank Live (2018)
- "Two Left Hands" by Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, featuring Charlotte Blackburn (1948)
- "Uranium" by The Commodores (1955)
- "Walking the Floor Over You" by Ernest Tubb (1941)
- "We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)" by the Ink Spots (1940)
- "When I Get Low I Get High" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra, featuring Ella Fitzgerald (1937)
- "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys (1966)
Cut songs[edit | edit source]
Some songs were originally included on Appalachia Radio but were patched out later. These include:
- "Great Long Pistol" by Jerry Irby and His Texas Ranchers (1947)
- "Jumpin' Jive" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, featuring the Nicholas Brothers (1943)
- "Swinging on a Star" by Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra (1944)
- "That's the Good Old Sunny South" by Emmett Miller (1929)
- "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" by Sons of the Pioneers (1946)
Bugs[edit | edit source]
Playstation 4 Upon entering a new cell and/or fast traveling to a location, Julie may repeat her last line in the middle of a song.[verified]
References[edit | edit source]
- Function before Wastelanders
- Julie: "I'm not gonna act like it's mine, like I own it or anything. I've fixed some things up, sure. But I didn't build Appalachia Radio, it doesn't belong to me."
- Julie: "When I heard that people were coming back to Appalachia, I knew I had to make the trip. To find this radio station, and make sure it stays running."
- Julie: "I'm not saying you all owe me, but when I got here, the equipment was days away from breaking down. You were all saved from hearing this song, and only this song, repeating endlessly forever."
- Julie: "Terminals here in the station say this was the most popular song pre-war. I can't take a real survey, but I'm betting it's still true today. Here's 'Country Roads.'"
- An example, with the song "Salt Pork, West Virginia:"
Julie: "That one could do with a bit of updating, don't you think? Any of you Dwellers want to record "Ash Heap, West Vriginia? " Probably not, huh."
- Julie: "I'm told there's a certain traveling merchant out there who really, really loves meat. He asked for songs about it, and this is about as close as I can get. Enjoy!"
- Julie: "Is a good man hard to find? I haven't been looking. You know what IS hard to find? Ballistic fiber. Oh my gosh."
- Julie: "Mister Jerry Irby would've just loved Nukashine. It's like ALL the nails, and the coffin, and everything, you included, shoved into a blender. And that's IF you remember any of it!"