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 can't 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 player 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 you convince President John Henry Eden to destroy himself, along with the Enclave base at Raven Rock, in the course of The American Dream quest.
If you leave President Eden without destroying him, he will broadcast a new radio 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 you 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. Roosevelt
- "A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers." – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- "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
- "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; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor." – Ulysses S. Grant
- "We can afford all we need, but we cannot afford all we want." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Speeches of John Henry EdenEdit
Speech 1 - BaseballEdit
I've been thinking quite a bit lately about something we can all relate to, something that is unquestionably, inescapably… American. I am referring, of course, to our great national pastime - baseball. Or so it had been. That's right, America. Before we were devastated by atomic war, each state had its OWN professional baseball team. Imagine, a perfect, cloudless day. The sun is warm and welcoming. And on the horizon, they appear, like knights of yore, armed with bats of ash and hickory. Their name? The Capital Congressmen. Their purpose? To make you, dear America, revel in the joys of sport and sunshine, if only for an afternoon. Now ask yourself this: What if the Capital Congressmen could live again? What if they could compete with baseball teams from Pennsylvania, or Maryland? Put your faith in John Henry Eden, great America, and baseball will live again! Comfort, recreation, healthy competition - all will live again! This country WILL live again!”
Speech 2 - Rebuild the Capital WastelandEdit
We live in an age of poverty, greed, violence, destruction. Indeed, the very seat of the federal government, Washington D.C., has been reduced to what is now known as the "Capital Wasteland." The Capital Wasteland... How did it come to this, America? How did your leaders allow the most powerful nation on Earth… to die? The answer is really quite simple: Incompetence. Incompetence at the highest echelons of power. We put our trust, our faith, in halfwits. Our intrepid leaders had everything they wanted! Power. Wealth. Prestige. And it made them lazy, America. Oh yes, and laziness breeds stupidity. Rest assured, I will not make the mistakes of my predecessors. When John Henry Eden builds a country, he builds it to last. The American way. Don't you, my darling America, deserve that? Don't you deserve a future free of war, and fear, and terrible uncertainty? Of course you do. As President of the United States, you have my solemn pledge that I will never rest, NEVER rest, until we all have what we deserve: A place to truly call... home.”
Speech 3 - My PresidencyEdit
It's time we discussed something rather important. The issue at hand is, well, my presidency. The question has been raised, I know, as to just how I came to be elected to this most illustrious office. Or, whether or not I had been elected at all! To that I must answer: Of course! Of course I was elected, sweet America! Isn't the right to vote the very foundation of a democracy? Unfortunately, in the interest of national security, I'm not at liberty to discuss the details of the election. You understand. But rest assured, I AM your President because the appropriate people of this great nation decided I should be! I AM your duly elected representative. Of course, when the time comes, when my term is up, America will be free to elect a new President. And that person will have our full faith and confidence, and carry our collective values forward, into the future. Democracy, dear America. Democracy, now... and forever.”
Speech 4 - Let's Take a TallyEdit
Did you know, there are those amongst us who would shatter our hopes for peace, order, and security? These radical malcontents don't care about you. They don't care about America! All they care about is fulfilling their own selfish desires. Let's take a tally of these agitators, shall we? There are, of course, the raiders. Those anarchistic ruffians who roam the wastes, preying on any and all, stealing, murdering. The so-called "Brotherhood of Steel." Now, don't be fooled by their pseudo-knightly nonsense or supposed connections to the United States Army. These... power-armored boy scouts are nothing more than common criminals with access to some antiquated technology. Criminals who have had the audacity to claim this country's most important military installation, the Pentagon, as their own personal clubhouse! And don't be fooled, America. Those who have left the Brotherhood of Steel, branded Outcasts, are just as dangerous; even more so, being in exile. And what about the slavers of Paradise Falls? The frighteningly irradiated ghouls of Underworld? And last but not least, the hideously mutated super mutants that have completely overrun the entire downtown D.C. area. Lawlessness, terror, murder. They're all around us, I know. I know. But not for long, sweet America. Not for long. Oh no. The Enclave will restore peace, order, and prosperity to this great nation. And those who oppose us will be… removed. Forever.”
Speech 5 - Children of the WastelandEdit
When I was a child, growing up in rural Kentucky, I had the best friend a boy could hope for -- my dear old dog, Honey. Oh, the adventures we had! From Knob Creek to Hodgenville we roamed, carefree and courageous, irresponsible and completely inseparable. It was, for a little boy, the perfect existence. So let me ask you, America: How many of your children can say the same? How many of this nation's youth are truly happy, truly carefree? We both know the answer, don't we? None. America's children live a terrifying, meaningless existence. There is no hope. No happiness. That changes! Right here! Right now! From this moment onward, the children of this great nation are its highest priority! The Enclave will restore every American school, reinstate every youth program, and offer counseling and financial assistance to any family in need. We will match up the destitute, orphaned children of the Capital Wasteland with qualified, eligible adults. We will rebuild the American family, as it was, as it was meant to be! The values of our past... shall be the foundation of our future.”
Speech 6 - Let's Talk About GovernmentEdit
Let's talk about government, shall we? Or, more specifically, YOUR government, dear America - the Enclave. Just who is the Enclave? Why, now, that's simple. The Enclave is you, America. The Enclave is your sister, your aunt, your friend, your neighbor. And, well, yes... the Enclave is me, as well. Haha aha. As your President, it's my responsibility to preside over our great democracy. So, as your President, I am the voice, I am the heart and soul of the Enclave. That is to say, I am the voice, heart, and soul... of America. But only together, TOGETHER, can we hope to reach our full potential. The way we were before the war. Whole. Beautiful. Powerful. One Enclave. One America. Now... and forever.”
Speech 7 - Water, Water EverywhereEdit
You're thirsty, aren't you America? Not for knowledge or power, no. I'm not speaking metaphorically. You're thirsty for clean, fresh water. Hmm? Water is the foundation of life. But here, in the Capital Wasteland, indeed the entire country, water is polluted. Irradiated. Deadly. Maybe you've got a makeshift purifier that cleans one glass of dirty water a day. Or you sip from an ancient faucet in an abandoned subway restroom. But that's not really living, is it? You're simply existing, America. Postponing death for a day or two. Well I'm going to tell you, right here, right now, those days are at an end! The Enclave is back, America. We've brought clean water with us! For years, Enclave scientists have been hard at work on the most ambitious scientific endeavor the world has ever seen! Project Purity! Imagine, America - millions, MILLIONS of gallons of water, made fresh, clean, and completely pure. In a matter of minutes! And it's all for you! Just a little bit more time. That's all we need until the purifier is ready for continual operation. And then, your thirst will truly be quenched! So celebrate! Sing out! America is back! America IS beautiful!”
Speech 8 - The Colonel's RestorationEdit
The Enclave is back, America! And no, not just on your radio. Right now Enclave troops are patrolling the Capital Wasteland! These fine men and women, under the command of the stalwart Colonel Augustus Autumn, have one mission: the restoration of American peace and order. But let's hear from the man himself, shall we? America, I give you - Colonel Augustus Autumn!
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
We stand now, at the precipice. Our great nation once more threatens to crumble, to topple into the sea of lawlessness and despair that have ruled us all for over two hundred years. In short, my dearest America - we are at war. Even as I speak these words, fearless Enclave soldiers are fortifying their positions at the great water purifier, bracing for an inevitable assault. The Brotherhood of Steel, in their arrogance, has claimed Project Purity as their own! They would steal the Enclave's work, steal America's water! It is only a matter of time before the traitors march on the purifier, and attempt to take it by force. Let them come! Wave upon traitorous wave will crash against the Enclave's walls! The Brotherhood of Steel will fail! All those who oppose the Enclave will fail! I am President John Henry Eden, and this is my pledge -- no one, NO ONE will take this great nation away from me! God bless the Enclave! God bless America!”
- It is plausible that Enclave Radio in the Capital Wasteland might share a bit of relation to Project Brainstorm, or use research gained from the project as a basis for its function. It might also be a direct continuation of, or phased progression toward, its stated goal.
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 convince 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
- The Battle Hymn of the Republic
- Hail, Columbia
- Marine's Hymn
- The Stars and Stripes Forever
- The Washington Post
- Yankee Doodle