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Appalachia Radio is a radio station in Appalachia. Although the station previously lacked a DJ, Julie took over the station in 2103.

Background

Appalachia Radio is broadcast from an unknown location within West Virginia that is not mentioned 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, but Julie implies the station was automated before she took over it. When the Vault Dwellers of Vault 76 emerged on Reclamation Day, the radio equipment was days away from breaking down, with Julie's arrival averting a situation where the radio would continuously broadcast Cole Porter's Anything Goes on a loop, without a DJ.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] Julie continues to DJ Appalachia Radio, commenting on songs and their performers, especially in regard to how they relate to the post-apocalypse.[6] She will also reference unique cultural tidbits about post-War Appalachia, such as the traveling merchant Grahm,[7] the rarity of ballistic fiber[8] and the effects of Nukashine.[9]

Tracks

Cut songs

Some songs were originally included on Appalachia Radio during the B.E.T.A. phase of the game, but were patched out upon release. These include:

Bugs

Icon ps4.png 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

  1. Function before Wastelanders
  2. 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's dialogue)
  3. 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's dialogue)
  4. 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's dialogue)
  5. 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.'"
    (Julie's dialogue)
  6. 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?In-game spelling" Probably not, huh."
    (Julie's dialogue)
  7. 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's dialogue)
  8. 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's dialogue)
  9. 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!"
    (Julie's dialogue)
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