Enclave Radio is a radio station run by the Enclave and broadcast from the Raven Rock mountain complex. It is hosted by President John Henry Eden and airs patriotic music, as well as President Eden's "frank discussions" and "chats" as well as "inspirational quotes". The Enclave has dispatched a number of eyebots to ensure that citizens without a radio can hear the broadcasts.
This is the first station the Lone Wanderer receives after exiting Vault 101; while Galaxy News Radio's broadcast range begins just a small walk to the south of the Vault 101 entrance, the signal is too weak to be more than static, and Agatha's Station is offline until the Agatha's Song quest is completed.
A few non-player characters point out the repetitive nature of the Enclave Radio broadcast, and question whether it is a live broadcast or an old pre-War recording that's been on infinite loop for decades.
The station plays a small handful of patriotic songs, broken up by long monologues from President Eden. One of the monologues discusses his love of baseball in detail, while another mentions his childhood pet, but all generally end with a patriotic message and his pledge that the Enclave will save America. One such monologue reveals Eden's hatred for the pre-War government, referring to them as "half-wits" who caused the Great War due to their "incompetence," while another is a vague discussion of Eden's right to be president; he says that there obviously must have been an election, but he cannot go into the details for "interests of national security," and that he will of course surrender his post when his term is up, without stating when that is.
While the Lone Wanderer is working through The Waters of Life, Enclave soldiers will begin attacking; at this point, the station messages will change to include a variety of messages from President Eden discussing how the Enclave is now "in your neighborhoods, in your lives, in your hearts" as they pursue their goals of bringing America back. One of these messages is an announcement by Colonel Autumn, speaking briefly of the purpose and methodology of the Enclave troops out in the Wastes.
This station will be taken offline if President John Henry Eden is persuaded to self-destruct, along with the Enclave base at Raven Rock, in the course of The American Dream quest.
Leaving President Eden without destroying him will prompt a new radio broadcast segment about Project Purity, and how it will soon restore America to its former glory (an oblique reference to the modified FEV virus, which Eden presumes the Lone Wanderer will inject into Project Purity to kill the populace of the Wasteland).
Finally, during the climactic assault on the Purifier in Take it Back!, Eden (if still alive) will broadcast a final message of defiance, cheering on the Enclave defense against the Brotherhood of Steel assault and loudly declaring, "No one, NO ONE will take this great nation away from me!" This message will loop continuously until the end of the game.
If Enclave Radio is no longer on the air, at least some of the residents of Rivet City will discuss this and will associate it with a big explosion on the horizon to the North West.
- "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." – Abraham Lincoln
- "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" – Abraham Lincoln
- "Everybody likes a compliment." – Abraham Lincoln
- "Avoid popularity if you would have peace." – Abraham Lincoln
- "It's easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." – Martin Van Buren
- "No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration." – Martin Van Buren
- "The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies." – Martin Van Buren
- "The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought." – Martin Van Buren
- "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." – Thomas Jefferson
- "Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it." – Thomas Jefferson
- "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." – Thomas Jefferson
- "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." – Franklin D. Roosevel
- "A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers." – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- "Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness." – George Washington
- "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." – George Washington
- "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air." – John Adams
- "The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not." – John Adams
- "Old minds are like old horses, you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order." – John Adams
- "Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions." – Ulysses S. Grant
- "Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor." – Ulysses S. Grant
- "We can afford all we need, but we cannot afford all we want." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- "Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." – George Washington
- "There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword" – Ulysses S. Grant
- "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." – George Washington
- "I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." – Ulysses S. Grant
- "A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit." – Thomas Jefferson
- "May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right." – John Q. Adams
Speeches of John Henry EdenEdit
Speech 1 - BaseballEdit
Speech 2 - Rebuild the Capital WastelandEdit
Speech 3 - My PresidencyEdit
Speech 4 - Let's Take a TallyEdit
Speech 5 - Children of the WastelandEdit
Speech 6 - Let's Talk About GovernmentEdit
Speech 7 - Water, Water EverywhereEdit
Speech 8 - The Colonel's RestorationEdit
Colonel Autumn: Thank you, Mr. President. People of the Capital Wasteland. I am Colonel Autumn. By now, you have encountered Enclave troops in your towns, in your settlements. When you see the Enclave, you see the United States government. We are authorized to restore order and civility, by any means necessary. Just stay out of the way and let us do our job. Interfere with the Enclave's mission, and you will be dealt with. Harshly.Very good, Colonel. Very good! So there you have it, my darling America. Enclave troops are now in your neighborhoods, in your lives, in your hearts. Together, we'll restore the glory of this great nation. One problem at a time.”
Speech 9 – We Are at WarEdit
In Fallout 4, the Settlement Recruitment Beacon has the same playlist as Enclave Radio, except for John Henry Eden's "chats".
Behind the scenesEdit
President John Henry Eden's discussions are loosely based upon the "Fireside Chats" broadcasted by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression. Much like the Enclave Radio, these promise reform, change, and ask the people for support.
One of John Henry Eden's thoughts on the Enclave radio is reminiscent of another computer game that Malcolm McDowell, the voice of Eden, acted in. The thought is "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance", originally a well known quote by Thomas Jefferson, which is also McDowell's climactic line in the final sequences of the game Wing Commander IV: The Price Of Freedom. McDowell's role is that of Admiral Tolwyn, a power-crazy military commander whose goals and methods are very much similar to those of John Henry Eden in Fallout 3.
pc xbox360 ps3 With the Broken Steel add-on, the station will be offline after Take it Back! has been completed even if the player did not persuade John Henry Eden to destroy Raven Rock. Once Who Dares Wins is completed, however, the radio station may appear again. All it broadcasts is "We stand now, at the precipice." This glitch may also occur as soon as the player leaves Raven Rock, regardless of whether any add-ons had been purchased. It will loop the message "We stand now, at the precipice." [verified]
- America the Beautiful - Samual A. Ward (1910)
- The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Julia Ward Howe (1862)
- Dixie - Dan Emmett (1861)
- Hail, Columbia - Phillip Phile (1789)
- Marine's Hymn - Jacques Offenbach (1867)
- The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa (1897)
- The Washington Post - John Philip Sousa (1889)
- Yankee Doodle - Dr. Richard Shuckburgh (1770's)