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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 "Inspirational quotes". The Enclave has dispatched a number of Eyebots to ensure that citizens without a radio can hear the broadcasts.

Megaton resident Nathan is revealed to be a big fan of this station and the Enclave as a whole; he is often heard humming tunes from the station's broadcasts.

At the beginning of the game, this is the only station the player can receive; 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 off-line.

A few NPCs 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.

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Broadcast schedule

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" and "idiots" who caused The Great War with 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 ("it's every American's God-given right to vote"), but he can't go into the details for "reasons 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 cities, in your homes, and in your life,in your heart" as they pursue their goals of bringing America back. One of these messages is an announcement by Colonel Autumn speaking briefly explaining 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, also you have no choice but to take it)

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 that "No one, NO ONE is going to 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.

Inspirational quotes

  • "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
  • "Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor."
  • "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
  • "We can afford all we need, but we cannot afford all we want."
  • "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
  • "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
  • "Avoid popularity if you would have peace."
  • "Old minds are like old horses, you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
  • "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
  • "It's easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."
  • "Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
  • "A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers."
  • "No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration."

Speeches of John Henry Eden

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Speech 1 – Let’s Talk About Government

Hello again, America the magnificent. This is President Eden. And I was hoping we could talk. 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, your neighbor. And well yes, the Enclave is me as well, heh heh, uh hah. As your president, it is 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. And now, dearest America, we must say farewell. For there is much work to be done, and the Enclave never rests. Never. Until we meet again, this is your president, John Henry Eden, signing off.

Speech 2 – Baseball

Hello again America, this is John Henry Eden, your president. There are some things we should talk about, if that’s alright. 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 it’s own professional baseball team. Imagine, a perfect, cloudless day, the sun is warm, 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. But for now, my America, we must part. Restoring the greatest country in the world to its former glory, well, huh huh, well that takes time, even for the Enclave. Until we meet again, this is John Henry Eden, signing off.

Speech 3 – Rebuild The Capital Wasteland

Greetings, dearest America. This is your president, John Henry Eden, let’s chat, shall we. 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. 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 have we have what we deserve. A place to truly call… Home. But for now, my America, we must part. Restoring the greatest country in the world to its former glory, well, huh huh, well that takes time, even for the Enclave. Until we meet again, this is John Henry Eden, signing off.

Speech 4 – The Colonel’s Restoration

Sweet America, hello again, this is President Eden. I’d like to have a chat. 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, heh, 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. So remember America, the Enclave is working around the clock, to return this country to greatness. All you need is a little patience, a little faith. Until next time, this is your president, John Henry Eden, signing off.

Speech 5 – My Presidency

Hello, my beautiful America. This is President Eden, and it’s time we had a talk. 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, of course. Isn’t the right to vote the very foundation of a democracy? Unfortunately, in the interest of national security, I am 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. We’ve got to part now, you and I, but don’t be sad America. The Enclave is working tirelessly, to rebuild this great nation, so you don’t have to. Until we meet again, this is President Eden, signing off.

Speech 6 – Children of the Wasteland

Sweet America, hello again, this is President Eden. I’d like to have a chat. 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 ho ho, 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? Well, we both know the answer, don’t we? None. America’s children live in 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 orphan 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. We’ve got to part now, you and I, but don’t be sad America. The Enclave is working tirelessly, to rebuild this great nation, so you don’t have to. Until we meet again, this is President Eden, signing off.

Speech 7 – Water, Water Everywhere

Sweet America, hello again, this is President Eden. I’d like to have a chat. 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. Water is the foundation of life. But here, in the Capital Wasteland, indeed, in 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, 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 gonna 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, and 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 – Let’s Take a Tally

Hello, my beautiful America. This is President Eden, and it’s time we had a talk. Did you know, there are those amongst us who would shatter our hopes of 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. 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 club house. 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. But for now, my America, we must part. Restoring the greatest country in the world to its former glory, well, huh huh, well that takes time, even for the Enclave. Until we meet again, this is your president, John Henry Eden, signing off.

Speech 9 – We Are at War

We stand now, at the precipice. A 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’s 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 upon 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.

Behind the scenes

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 that people support the U.S. Government.

The song Stars and Stripes Forever is played with president Eden talking over it, in an identical manner to a scene in the film A Boy And His Dog.

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.

Bugs

  • With the Broken Steel add-on, the station will be offline after Take it Back! has been completed 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 "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 "Stand now, at the precipice" (PS3 & 360 confirmed)
    • Sometimes, in Raven Rock, random characters will be in holding cells 1, 2 or 3. The most common character is Nathan from Megaton, but you will sometimes see Raiders, Slavers, Megaton Settlers, Wastelanders, Red and other named characters. If you try to talk to them they will say "Don't believe them they're not who they say they are."

Songs

Radio in Fallout 3
Enclave of the United States of America

This article uses material from the "Enclave Radio" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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