At the airport are signs for a Noitilov Airlines. Spelling "Noitilov backwards gives you "Volition" - the game's developer.
The Channel 6 News theme that appears on the radio after a significant mission has been completed, is an extraction from the ITN news theme.
A series of videos called "Street Lessons with Uncle Gary" starred actor Gary Busey giving helpful tips to the players of Saints Row 2. Gary Busey attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, a town that shares the same name as seen in Saints Row as well as its sequel. He's also done a video in which he speaks about motorcycle safety. Busey was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident during the 80's.