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For other uses of radio shows throughout the series, see Radio Shows.

The Pat Maine Radio Hour is a talk radio show hosted by Pat Maine. In Alan Wake 2, the show is featured in the Pat Maine Radio Shows, a series of nine collectible ham radio broadcasts in Saga Anderson's story which can be found playing on various radios around Cauldron Lake, Bright Falls, and Watery.

Background[]

The Pat Maine Radio Hour is a local talk radio show hosted by Pat Maine which broadcasts in the area of Bright Falls, Washington in 2023. Unlike his previous show on KBF-FM, "The Night Owl," Pat broadcasts this from his bedroom in the Valhalla Nursing Home.

List[]

The following order is based on the Radio Shows' internal ID numbers.

  1. Tapio's Weather Report
  2. Donna's Jerky Review
  3. Terry's Cuckoo Clocks
  4. Jim's Mayoral Candidacy
  5. Gil's Weird Joke
  6. Technical Issues
  7. Deerfest Floats
  8. Terry's Guest Call
  9. Pat's Late Start

Locations[]

The radios which play Pat Maine Radio Show segments may be dependent on Return chapter progress. However, there does not seem to be a specific location for any Radio Show, as an eligible radio will simply play the next Radio Show segment that has not been heard yet in the "queue." Furthermore, there appears to be a timer between shows for radios found in the same map, and the same radio will not play more than once.

This section will try to list known radio locations, as well as what conditions they work under if known. Furthermore, there may be a bug preventing the last two radio shows from playing.

Bugs[]

  • On release, a bug prevented players from hearing more than 6 of the 9 Pat Maine Radio Shows. Players would be able to collect the first six shows without incident, but all subsequent radios would only play Deerfest Floats on repeat without it being collectible. This was fixed in Update 10 on November 9, 2023, the patch notes for which stated that all Radio Shows could now be heard.
    • However, subsequently players have made widespread reports that only seven shows can be collected, with Deerfest Floats skipped and replaced by Terry's Guest Call.
  • If "Tapio's Weather Report" was previously collected but not "Donna's Jerky Review", the first radio found after interviewing Alan Wake during Return 3: Old Gods only plays the last line of "Donna's Jerky Review". This means that it will not be collected until another radio is found, and that this specific radio will also never play another radio show.
  • When switching from the Mind Place to the "real world" while listening to a radio show in the open world, the show audio will play without distortion for a few seconds before regaining the radio static.
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